Saturday, 18 December 2010

Segura River


I went for a walk with Dad today along the segura river; this area forms a huge mosaic of habitats from the river itself to the surounding mixed woodland, orange and lemon groves and setaside fields full of seeds from last years plant growth. Due to the diverse habitats its obvious that there are many species to be seen in this area, a run down of what we recorded of note is as follows;

Kestrel (numerous), Merlin (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Buzzard (numerous), Marsh Harrier (10+), Booted Eagle (3), Little Stint (7, below), Grey Plover (2), Kentish Plover (4), Stone Curlew (18), Golden Plover (200+), Dunlin (4), Avocet (numerous, below), Cattle Egret (numerous), Little Egret (numerous), Black-winged Stilt (numerous), Purple Swamphen (1), Shelduck (200+, above), Crested Lark (numerous), Thekla Lark (2), Lesser Short-toed Lark (15+), Iberian Green Woodpecker (3), Iberian Grey Shrike (9, below), Crag Martin (30+), Chiff Chaff (numerous), Dartford Warbler (4, below), Sardinian Warbler (numerous), Fan-tailed Warbler (numerous), Firecrest (2+), Serin (numerous - some flocks of 200+), Linnet (numerous), Cirl Bunting (12), Siskin (6), Long-tailed Tit (8), Crossbill (10+, below).

Dartford Warbler

Little Stint

Iberian Grey Shrike



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