Greater Flamingo - La Manga Salinas
Today we headed into Murcia for 2 reasons, firstly to see if any Red-breasted Merganser had returned to the Mar Menor and secondly to allow my younger brother Ryan the chance to get to grips with my camera. As you can see from the images in this post he soon got the hang of it and is somewhat of a natural! We managed to find only a single Merganser but nevertheless we successfuly achieved the target for the day.
Other birds of note seen on the Mar Menor included; Sandwich Tern (2), Slender-billed Gull (numerous, see below), Black-necked Grebe (numerous), Great-crested Grebe (numerous) and a single male Cirl Bunting near the Rio de Albujon.
We also made a quick stop at La Manga Salinas recording the following species of note; Greater Flamingo (23, above), Avocet (19), Stone Curlew (21), Redshank (4), Little Stint (6), Ringed Plover (2), Black-winged Stilt (numerous), Black-tailed Godwit (3, below) and Monk Parakeet (5).