19 December 2012

El Rocio

On this outing we drove up to El Rocio in Huelva. On arrival we could see there was plenty of activity on the water and the mud flats to our right.

With the scope set up we started to scan and soon came across good numbers of waders and ducks.

There were Grey Plovers, Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwings, Whimbrel, Ringed Plovers, Redshank, Greenshak, Dunlins, Little Stint, Snipe and Avocets.

Black-tailed Godwit
Grey Plover
Black-tailed Godwit
Also seen were Black-winged Stilts, Moorhens, Spoonbills, Greater Flamingos, Greylag Geese, Great White Egret, White Storck and Sacred Ibis.

Purple Gallinule
Grey Heron
Greylag  Geese
We also spotted a good number of ducks; plenty of  Mallards, over 150 Shovelers, close to 200 Teals, Pochards and Marble Teal.

A couple of Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe were spotted.

Little Grebe
Little Grebe

Blackheaded Gull
Azure-winged Magpie
Black Redstart

We have included photos of some other general birds seen on the day such as, Stonechats, Chiffchaffs, Fantailed Warbler, Water Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Southern Grey Shrike, Cettis Warbler, White Wagtail, Hoopoe and Kingfisher,

It was a brilliant outing! Until our next trip, hope you enjoy these photos!

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