Friday, 20 April 2012

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 (p.m.)

Marchamalo Salinas, Playa Paraiso
Weather: Sky 6/8 cloud, wind SW F2-3, temp. 22ºC. 16:20 – 17:10.

As I hadn’t been down to the Salinas over the last few days, I thought they might be worth a visit, but still no real change.  What was different was a group of 12 Little Stint, many now in breeding plumage, a couple of Spotted Redshank coming into breeding plumage, and a distant Wood Sandpiper which got me going at first (as any ‘yellow’ legged wader does!).
Also seen, several Willow Warblers, including one with a very bright supercilium.
I also had a look in some areas I know for small crakes as there appears to be a few around in the south of Spain, but no luck with these.

One of a couple of Greenshank seen

Redshank and Wood Sandpiper

One of several Willow Warblers seen

Species seen
Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Black Winged Stilt  (Himantopus himantopus)
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

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