Saturday, 17 March 2012

Friday 16th March 2012

El Algar countryside
Weather: Sky 2-3/8 cloud,  wind NE F2, temp. 16ºC.  15:45 – 18:30.

I spent the afternoon close to home, checking out some farm reservoirs, the abandoned EDAR El Algar sewage farm, and ended up in the rambla de Albujon.  Nothing major to report, although I did find a pair of Red-crested Pochard on one farm reservoir, and at the rambla de Albujon had Common and Jack Snipe, and heard a Quail calling in the distance.

Pair of Red Crested Pochard on a farm reservoir
Common Snipe at the rambla de Albujon

Species seen
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Coot (Fulica atra)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Cetti’s Warbler (Cettia cetti)
Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis)
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Serin (Serinus serinus)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)
Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)
Quail (heard) (Coturnix coturnix)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba)

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