Thursday, 7 April 2011

Back in Spain!!!

Well, following an epic 2000km + drive, we finally made it back to our house in Spain yesterday evening and despite having a lot of un-packing, we managed a few hours out in the field this afternoon. We went for a walk around El Hondo where things are in full swing. The highlights of our walk are as follows,

Night Heron (9), Collared Pratincole (23), Whiskered Tern (10+), Red-rumped Swallow (numerous), Alpine Swift (4), White-headed Duck (8), Moustached Warbler (4 singing males), Montagu's Harrier (2 males) and a single Wood Sandpiper. The area is also teeming with more common migrants with Great Reed Warbler obviously dominating the wealth of other songs omitting from the reed beds and surrounding scrubland. A nice finish to this afternoons birding was in store for us when we got home and watched 12 Bee-eater's hawking over the house. More tomorrow!!

Collared Pratincole

Whiskered Tern

Sand Martin

Red-rumped Swallow

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