Thursday, 24 May 2012

3 day Introduction to the birds of the Costa Blanca

Over the last 3 days we have had 2 Swedish guests out with us who are relatively new to birding.  They have been visiting this part of Spain for a number of years but have never ventured very far from Quesada where they share a holiday home.

A chance meeting whilst we were at El Hondo Visitor Centre, got us talking and they asked us to take them out for a few days this week to show them as many birds and locations as we could.  A nice change for us really, as usually our guests want to see the rarer, migrant or harder to locate species.

As this is our last week here in Spain until the weather cools down later in the year we are just going to show a few pictures of some of the birds we have seen over the last 3 days.  Next week we will post a full trip report on our website covering the locations and sightings more extensively.

Hopefully we will get another blog in this week, although most of our spare time is being spent preparing for the long weekend tour across the Spanish Pyrenees. We will leave Alicante on Thursday 31st May and arrive at the French border, ready to cross back into the UK, in the very early hours of Tuesday 5th June.

 Black-crowned Night Heron

 Black-crowned Night Heron 

 Great Spotted Cuckoo

 Purple Swamphen

 Stone Curlew

Little Grebe 

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