Tuesday, 26 April 2011

More Spanish Stuff

Like I mentioned previously, these are just highlights of my trip with a few pics. The next significant event occured on April 11th in the Algaida Wetlands area. My tactics were to use Dave Gosneys excellent Andalucia guide as an overview, backed up by Garcia and Patterson WTWB in Southern and Western Spain. Oh, I also had an excellent driver!


First stop was the Bonanza Salt pans. I was looking forward to visiting this site, hoping for a good selection of waders and SBG. Regular readers will know Gulls are not my favourites, but some species are special and this is one of them...

Over 200 present

Plenty of waders present including many Curlew Sandpipers. We moved on to Algaida village (site 3 in the Gos guide). Here we easily connected with this LIFER...


We also saw an impressive Heronry here with many species present. We then continued through the Algaida
 Woodlands and stumbled on 4 of these beauties...




Remember to click for better views!

Plus a breeding colony of these...

At least 50 birds present with several nests seen
That's it for now...

2 comments:

Martin Hodges said...

Cracking Cal├žadas! Wicked birds!

Alan Whitehead said...

Spoilt! Although things improving here...