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Post by BirgitK » October 2nd, 2011, 11:54 am

With pleasure, Macdoum! :)
Birder friends of mine discovered yesterday another golden american plover close to Seville. Thanks to the pictures we could see very well that it is another bird I saw last week.

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Post by Brit » October 2nd, 2011, 4:15 pm

More photos to follow because there was really a lot going on at the Salines.

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If you’ld like to have a look, please find the photos of the numerous Waders and Waterbirds, which find a terrific resting place in this area before continuing their migration:

Salines of Bonanza
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Post by Brit » October 8th, 2011, 1:43 pm

Next story is about the „Clash of the Titans” - namely about two Little Stints:

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The experienced story of these two sweet squabblers please find here:

Little Stints - Clash of the Titans
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Post by alice44 » October 9th, 2011, 11:31 am

They are beautiful.

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Post by Brit » October 10th, 2011, 8:53 pm

Finally I had the chance to observe them closely, the Whimbrels with their marvelous long beaks:

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The story about the stony tideland of Montijos please find here, as well as the Caspian Tern, which lost its fish and much more:

Seaside of Monitjo
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Post by Brit » October 12th, 2011, 6:41 pm

Here follows the last part, again from the Salines of Bonanza and its many inhabitants …

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… also Ruffs were passing. Please find the report here:

Salines of Bonanza
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Post by macdoum » October 16th, 2011, 12:33 am

Very good Birgit. Thank you. Pity the Black Storks didn't pose for you.
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Post by Brit » October 31st, 2011, 10:17 am

Last year about 20 Marsh Harriers wintered at Fuente de Piedra. Upto now at least 6 individuals arrived and those we were able to admire extensively last Friday

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The Marsh Harriers of Fuente de Piedra
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Post by Brit » November 1st, 2011, 8:42 am

Yesterday we had been at Tarifa, where an unbelievable concentration of Griffon Vultures is. And we were lucky, because this Short-toed Eagle …

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… overflew us very low. After we halfway recovered from all this excitement, we continued to La Janda. In the report you’ll learn how a birdwatcher will be able to break a forefinger while desperately wanting to draw your attention pointing out to a young Iberian Imperial Eagle!

Bird migration at Tarifa and a young Iberian Imperial Eagle at La Janda
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Post by Jessica » November 10th, 2011, 11:42 am

The photo of the eagle looks amazing.. So powerful...

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Post by Brit » November 12th, 2011, 8:48 am

The day before yesterday we spent nearly the whole day at the Guadalhorce Mouth, where now, among others, flocks of Shovelers arrived

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Guadalhorce-Mouth- November 09 2011
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Post by Brit » November 21st, 2011, 3:37 pm

Yesterday Birgit was lucky, because she was able to admire a Black-winged Kite, which, according to Spanish birders is recovering clearly in its population

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Here the report from yesterday

Fuente de Piedra and Campillos
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Post by Brit » November 28th, 2011, 9:03 pm

Imagine: in the morning I made a walk so to say in front of the own doorstep and found a Crested Coot! There are all over Spain only about 100 breeding pairs:

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As also a Kingfisher took seat relatively close by I was sure to go more often to the Rio Verde!

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Mouth of the Río Verde
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Post by Brit » November 28th, 2011, 9:07 pm

For four days we had been in the northern part of Doñana, or rather in the neighborhood area. But birds don’t really know where exactly is the border to Doñana and thousands upon thousands of them are just staying in this passable area. There is a good reason for that, because the rice fields are newly flooded and the whole landscape is underwater. Which means food. Lots of food for everyone! – Because further to that the rice farmers had years ago the idea to get some additional income with American crabs. So they set these crabs out, for sure reprehensible in sight of ecology , because the American crabs robbed habitat from the native species and reproduce unbridled since then.
Ones joy is another ones sorrow, because thousands of Herons and Gulls, Black and White Storks are now unbridled demolishing American crabs.
Never before in my life I saw as many birds as on this journey. Mostly in a very distance because of the huge rice fields. But it was a joy to see them all very well provided.
We were lucky, because the only bird which we could make photo from very near was this Black-winged Kite

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In a most marvellous way shared his life with us

Here is the story:

Life of a Black-winged Kite
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Post by macdoum » November 29th, 2011, 1:26 am

More marvellous photographs and a lovely story as well. :thumbs: Thanks to Brit & Birgit. :2thumbsup:
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Post by Brit » December 8th, 2011, 5:48 pm

And here another photo report from our visit to northern Doñana. What a birds paradise!

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Please find the report here:

Doñana: Dehesa de Abajo, Cantarita and El Rocio
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Post by Brit » December 8th, 2011, 5:50 pm

Near Málaga is the village of the large concrete hotels Fuengirola. But there are not only concrete hotels but also a terrific fishing harbour and this very place two of usually very seldom guest selected for their winter holiday, namely a Razorbill and a Red-throated Diver. These two birds I have never seen before, so the joy was tremendous although the photos - due to the heavy sea – are not really sharp

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Ted-throated Diver and Razorbill in the fishering harbour of Fuengirola
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Post by macdoum » December 9th, 2011, 1:17 am

Brit wrote:And here another photo report from our visit to northern Doñana. What a birds paradise!

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Please find the report here:

Doñana: Dehesa de Abajo, Cantarita and El Rocio
:loveshower: :loveshower: Wonderful photograph of a Black Stork.hmm, White Storks too.and even a Kestrel, an Osprey... :bow:
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Post by Brit » December 9th, 2011, 10:22 pm

Yesterday Birgit again was at the Guadalhorce-Mouth and brought some cute stories with her. Here the first which tells about a young male Shoveller Duck, an elegant Greenshank lady and the confused love life of a Redshank.

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Please find the story here:

The male Shoveller Duck and the Greenshank lady
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Post by Brit » December 9th, 2011, 10:24 pm

And here another two episodes from yesterday, namely about a young White Spoonbill, which we hadn’t seen anymore…

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… you find here:

Young White Spoonbill at the Guadalhorce
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