Thursday, 21 October 2010

Costa Blanca Wetlands

Great Egret ( 3 of the 6)

Greater Flamingo

Caspian Tern (note metal ring on far left bird)

Caspian Tern

Today was my first full day back in Spain and we decided to do a tour of the numerous wetlands around the Costa Blanca. In total 73 species were recorded including; Little Stint, Greenshank, Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Greater Flamingo (above), Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwit, Slender-billed Gull and Marsh Harrier.

Santa Pola Salinas out-shone all the other venues today and provided all the main highlights - Temminck's Stint (2), Great Egret (6, above), Little Gull (1) and best of all 3 CASPIAN TERN ( note in the above picture that the left hand bird is ringed) Another Day and another good find, hopefully this will continue tomorrow .........

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