A very early start got us on our way to our next bird watching outing, heading to Huelva and El Centro Valverde. We stopped on the way for some breakfast and to discuss what birds we might see in these areas.
As you drive through the town of Villamanrique, you get to a dirt track and it is approximately 35 km to the centre.
Bird activity had picked up quite a bit in this area as we saw Squacco Herons, Night and Purple Herons, and some Glossy Ibis, all collecting nesting material.
Below are some of the photos and a full list of birds that we saw in the area.
Birds we saw include the following: Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, Stonechat, Cettis Warbler, Southern Grey Shrike, Magpie, Spanish Sparrow, Great-crested Grebe, Spoonbill, Pochard, Great White Egret.
Also spotted: Greater Flamingo, Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard, Common Cuckoo, Coots, Stone Curlew, Redshank, Hoopoe, Coots, Stone Curlew, Redshank, Black Kite, Montagu's Harrier.
And: Greater Spotted Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover, Great Reed Warbler, Black Stork,
Crested Lark, Little Grebe, Night Herons, Whiskered Terns.
Great Reed warbler, Purple Heron, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Common Buzzard, Roller, Bee-eater, Squacco Heron, Glossy Ibis
|Great Spotted Cuckoo|
|Great Reed Warbler|
With so much bird activity in and around the area it turned out to be a very enjoyable day and it was great to just look around, seeing what type of bird you could spot next, especially amongst the smaller birds.
|Black Necked Grebe|
Until our next outing, we hope you've enjoyed our findings, and the photos taken!