Sunday, 28 November 2010

Wednesday 24th - Mar Menor

Today I ventured into Murcia for a walk around the Mar Menor, a very overcast day which didn't really produce the rain which had threatend in occasional showers. The star birds of the day included a juv Short-tord Eagle and 4 Richards Pipit pictured below, although the pipits showed well in the scope, they wouldn't really let me close enough to photograph them, hence the poor picture!

Slender-billed Gull

Richards Pipit
Other species recorded today included,
Slender-billed Gull (12, see above), Black-necked Grebe (86 in a single group, 100+ in total), Great-crested Grebe (200+), Shovelar (21), Sandwich Tern (20+), Turnstone (13), Stone Curlew (18), Dunlin (42), Little Stint (17), Redshank (6), Spotted Redshank (1), Greater Flamingo (9), Avocet (14), Black-tailed Godwit (4), Greenshank (1) and Kentish Plover (12).

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