Friday, 14 May 2010

Gran Alicante

Friday 14th May - Gran Alicante Area

Purple Swamphen
A brief stop at a layby on the N332 reveled that the usual Little Terns, Yellow-legged Gull, Pochard and Shelduck had been joined by 4 Marbled Duck! After watching the duck for 10 minutes or so I decided to check Clot, surely if there were Marbled Duck at Santa Pola there must be more at Clot?!

The first hide held Green Sandpiper, Purple Swamphen, Little Ringed Plover, White-headed Duck and a family of Pochard. My suspicions were confirmed on reaching the second hide where 9 Marbled duck were present. Close views of this beautiful species provided great photo opportunities, see below.

Marbled Duck

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