Birdwatching in Sardinia – especially in the Southern Part of the Island
(Provincia di Cagliari)

April 30  ̶  May 06, 2014

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
Contact or comments: schick@asca-berlin.de

Trip Reports

   

Species List
Ringed Birds

 
 
Introduction

From April 29 – May 06, 2015 I spent 8 days for birdwatching in the southern part of Sardinia. Accommodated in the Hotel RaXul Rooms in Sestu near Cagliari I visited the saltworks Saline di Quartu and Saline di Santa Gilla, the lakes Stagno di Molentargius and Stagno di Caglari, the Laguna di Nora, and the Resereva Naturale di Monte Arcosu.. I was accomgagnied by Stefan Wedler.

Itinerary
April 29, 2015: Flight with EasyJet from Berlin-Schönefeld to Cagliari. Arrival at 18:40. Take-over of the prepaid rented car from Goldcar. Drive from the airport to the nearby little town of Sestu. Accomodation in the Hotel RaXul Rooms for the next 7 nights.
April 30, 2015:  From 10:40 until 13:15 birdwatching in the Saline di Quartu, especially from the bridge (Viale di Colombo) crossing the water expanse ot the saltworks. Thereafter hiking tour across Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius-Saline up to the pumping station Idrovora del Rallone.
May 01, 2015: Drive on Strada Statiale SS195 via Pula to the Laguna di Nora. Birdwatching on the wetland around the Laguna. Thereafter visit of the the excavation site of the ancient town.
May 02, 2015: Birdwatching at the south bank of the lake Stagno di Molentargius. Thousands of Greater Flamingos were breeding on a small dam or strip of land in the lake. Later birdwatching around the pumping station Idrovora del Rallone.
May 03, 2015: Hiking tour in the
Reserva Naturale WWF in the surroundings of Monte Arcosu.
May 04, 2015: Birdwatching at the north bank of the lake Stagno di Cagliari, in the valley of the river Riu Cixerri, and at the Saline di Gilla.
May 05, 2015: Birdwatching at the Saline di Quartu and at the ponds north of the saltworks.
May 06, 2015: Once again birdwatching at the Saline di Quartu and at the ponds north of the saltworks. In the late afternoon return to the airport of Cagliari and direct flight with EasyJet to Berlin-Schönefeld. Arrival at 22:00.

Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas, in the Species List one finds some photos of birds taken by a Canon EOS 7D Mark II in combination with a telephoto lens Canon EF 600 mm, f/4L IS USM and the Extender EF 2x II.

Field guides and other ornithological literature used

Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book corresponds to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most Complete Field Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.

Maps for the orientation in the area
Sardinia - Cagliari, Road and Leisure map, scale 1 : 150 000, freytag & berndt.

Links to Birding in Sardinia
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/italy_sardinia.html


Excursions

30.04.2015, 10:40
Saline di Quartu, south bank,
Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
17 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed from Viale Lungomare del Golfo on the water expanses of the Saline di Quartu.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
100 (at least), in shallow water of the saltwork.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
3, on a sandbank.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, mon a power line.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
10 (at least), in shallow water of the saltwork.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
10 (at least), in shallow water of the saltwork.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
1, on a sandbank.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
6, roosting on a tree.

 

P107-0693, P107-0694, and P107-0696
Saline di Quartu, south bank, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(30.04.2015)

30.04.2015, 12:20-13:15
Saline di Quartu, bridge Viale di Colombo, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
17 °C, sunny.
We parked the car on the carpark at the southern end of the bridge Viale di Colombo. Then we walked northwards. From the bridge the following birdsppecies were observed.

Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2,roosting on posts or hunting in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
100 (at least), in shallow water of the saltwork.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
1, on the water's edge.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
10 (at least), swimming or roosting on posts.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
4, 2 of them plunge-diving, 2 roosting on posts.

 

 

P107-0697, P107-0698, and P107-0699
Saline di Quartu, seen from the bridge Viale di Colombo, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(30.04.2015)

30.04.2015, 13:45-15:10
Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius-Saline, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
20 °C, fair.
In the centre of Quartu Sant'Elena we left Viale Colombo at Via Arrigo Boito and found an untarmacked road along the southern edge of Stagno di Molentargius (Strada Comunale Molentargius). We parked the car at gate 29, which was open. Then we walked across the Parco Naturale Regionale up to Idrovora del Rallone, the pumping station at the northern end of the pedestrian bridge crossing the saltwork. – The following birdspecies were observed.

Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming or flying near Idrovora del Rallone.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
15, on dry grassland.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1, singing, in a shrub.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
6, attacking a Common Raven.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, attacked in flight by 6 Hooded Crows.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
5 (at least), on shrubs.
Corn Bunting (Emberíza calándra, Grauammer):
4, on a fence.

 

P107-0702 and P107-0702
Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius-Saline, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(30.04.2015)

 

P107-0705
Saline di Quartu, Idrovora del Rallone, Provincia di Caglari (Sardinia, Italy)
(30.04.2015)

01.05.2015, 07:45-09:00
Sestu, surroundings of Hotel RaXul Rooms, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
17 – 20 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of Hotel RaXul Rooms in the Via Niccolò Copernico 9.

Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
10 (at least), flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
5 (at least), flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
2, at a nest.
Nightingale (Luscínia megarhýnchos, Nachtigall):
1, singing, in the late evening.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
1, singing on a tree.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, singing in a public park.

P107-0707
Sestu, surroundings of Hotel RaXul Rooms, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(30.04.2015)

01.05.2015, 09:45
Cagliari, Saline di Santa Gilla,
Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
15 °C, sunny.
We stopped at kilometer 6 of Strada Statiale SS195 on a car park and looked on the wetland and water expanses of the Saline di Gilla. The following birdspecies were observed.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
200 (at least), in shallow water of the saltworks.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, flying.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
100 (at least), swimming or flying.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
2, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, on the road.

 

P107-0708 and P107-0709
Cagliari, Saline di Santa Gilla, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
01.05.2015

01.05.2015, 11:00-11:40
Laguna di Nora, southern part,
Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
20 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed from the southern edge of the Laguna.

Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, in shallow water.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
9, in shallow water.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 male, swimming.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
10 (at least), swimming or flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
20 (at least), flying over the water expanses.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying over the water expanses.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1 male, on a palme.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.

 

P107-0710 and P107-0712
Laguna di Nora, southern part, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(01.05.2015)

01.05.2015, 12:00-12:35
Laguna di Nora, northern part, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
20 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed in the northern part of the Laguna.

Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, in shallow water.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, at the water's edge.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
20 (at least), injh the vegetation of islands in the lagoon.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
2, in shrubs.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.
Hare (Lepus europáeus, Hase):
1, dead on Strada Statiale SS195 near Pula.

 

 

P107-0713, P107-0715, P107-0716, and P107-0717
Laguna di Nora, northern part, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(01.05.2015)

01.05.2015, 13:00-14:45
Nora, excavation site, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
20 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the excavation site of Nora.

Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
1, on a fence.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, on grassland.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
3 (1 male, 2 females), on grassland.

 

   

P107-0724, P107-0725, P107-0726, and P107-0728
Nora, excavation site, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(01.05.2015)

02.05.2015, 09:50
Quartu Sant'Elena, Stagno di Molentargius,
Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
17 – 20 °C, sunny.
Followig our navigation device, we reached the southern bank of Stagno Molentargius from Viale Colombo in the centre of Quartu Sant'Elena via Via Arrigo Boito, Viale della Musica and Strada Comunale Molentargius. – The following birdspecies were observed oin the water expanses of Stagno Molentargius or in its surroundings.

Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
3, swimming and diving.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
1000 (at least), beeding on a narrow but very long dam in the lake or foraging in shallow water.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
3, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 male, flying.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
3, singing in shrubs.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying

P107-0731
Quartu Sant'Elena, Stagno di Molentargius, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(02.05.2015)

02.05.2015, 10:50
Saline di Quartu, Idrovora del Rallone,
Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
20 – 26 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed on the water expanses of the Saline di Quartu in the surroundings of the pumping station Idrovora del Rallone (Centralina ellettrica delle Saline di Stato).

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
10 (at least), in shallow water of the saltwork.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
6, swimming on a channel.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
50 (at least), flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
20 (at least), around an abandoned house.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
3, calling, in the surroundings of farm houses.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
2, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, flying.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
15 (at least), around an abandoned house.

P107-0734
Saline di Quartu, Idrovora del Rallone, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(02.05.2015)

03.05.2015, 09:30-12:40
Monte Arcosu, Reserva Naturale WWF, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
25 – 30 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed durring a hiking tour on trak 1 (Sentiero 1) around the Visitor's Centre of the Reserva Naturale.

Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
20, on grassland, already before our arrival in the nature reserve
Turtle Dove (Streptopélia turtur, Turteltaube):
1, calling.
Pallid Swift (Ápus pállidus, Fahlsegler):
2, brown swifts, flying along the rock face.
Hoopoe (Úpupa epops, Wiedehopf):
1, flying over the reoad, already before our arrival in the nature reserve.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3 (at least), singing.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, 1 of them singing.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
2, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
2, singing.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
3, calling in flight.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
4 males, foraging on the ground. – There were also female birds.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
4, singing.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
4,feeding on weed seeds on the ground.

 

 

P107-0739, P107-0753, P107-0755, and P107-0757
Monte Arcosu, Reserva Naturale WWF, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(03.05.2015)

04.05.2015, 09:15-11:05
Stagno di Cagliari, north bank, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
20 – 31 °C
We reached the northern bank of Stagno di Cagliari coming from Elmas via Giliaquas using our navigation device, – The following birdspecies were observed on the water expanses.

Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
8, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, roosting on a post.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
20, swimming or flying.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
3, flying.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
2, flying.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
3, on a tree.

 

 

P107-0761, P107-0763, P107-0765, and P107-0767
Stagno di Cagliari, north bank, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(04.05.2015)

04.05.2015, 11:30-12:00
Assemeni, Valley of River Cixerri (Riu Cixerri), Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
31 °C, sunny.
From the road junxction of Strada Provinciale SP2 and an unnamed road just west of River Cixerri, we found with the navigation device an untarmacked road to the valley of the river. To drive southwards along the valley we had to open a gate. After about 2 km we had to return due to a large puddle on the track. – The following birdspecies were observed on the grassland.

Quail (Cotúrnix cotúrnix, Wachtel):
1, calling, on grassland.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, flying.
Corn Bunting (Emberíza calándra, Grauammer):
1, singing on a thistle.

 

P107-0770, P107-0771, and P107-0772
Assemeni, Valley of River Cixerri (Riu Cixerri), Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(04.05.2015)

04.05.2015, 12:15-14:05
Cagliari, Saline di Santa Gilla, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
31 °C, sunny.
200 m north from the roundabout of Strada Statiale 195 we deviated from the Strada Consortile Macchiareddo into the Saline di Gilla. After about 500 m we parked the car on an inpassable track and walked another 500 m on a dam across the wetland. – The following birdspecies were observed.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
100 (at least), in shallow water.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, foraging in shallow water.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
3 (at least), calling on the wetland or foraging in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, foraging in shallow water.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
50 (at least), swimming or flying.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
5, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, flying.

 

P107-0778 and P107-0775
Cagliari, Saline di Santa Gilla, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(04.05.2015)

05.05.2015, 09:15-13:20
Saline di Quartu, bridge Viale di Colombo, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
22 – 30 °C, hazy, later sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed from the road bridge crossing the saltworks.

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
1, flying (photo).
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, foraging in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
100 (at least), in shallow water of the saltworks.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
2, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, at the water's edge on sands.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
2 ad. with 3 pulli.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
4, foraging in shallow water.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
1 (at least), flying or swimming.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
5 (at least), flying or swimming.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
2 (at least), plunge-diving.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
4,2 of them flying, 2 on sands.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
5 (at least), foraging in the vegetation.

 

P107-0796, P107-0780, and P107-0781
Saline di Quartu, bridge Viale di Colombo, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(05.05.2015)

05.05.2015, 12:30-13:00
Saline di Quartu, northern ponds, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
30 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed from the track along the northern edge of the saltworks.

Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, foraging in shallow water.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, roosting in a reedbed.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, a female with 8 pulli, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2 males, swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
3 (2,1), swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
2, swimming.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
3, plunge diving.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
2, flying.
Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus scirpáceus, Teichrohrsänger):
3 (at least), singing.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
2, singing.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
4 (at least), in a reedbed.
Muskrat (Fiber zibéthicus, Bisamratte):
1, swimming. The animal was black (photo).

P107-0782
Saline di Quartu, northern ponds, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(05.05.2015)

06.05.2015, 10:20-12:00
Saline di Quartu, bridge Viale di Colombo, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
25 °C, hazy.
The following birdspecies were observed from the road bridge crossing the saltworks.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
100 (at least), foraging in shallow water.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 female, on sands.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, on sands.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, foraging in shallow water.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
1, at the water's edge, on sands.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
50 (at least), flying or swimming.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
5, flying or plunge-diving.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
10, flying.

P107-0804
Saline di Quartu, bridge Viale di Colombo, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(06.05.2015)

06.05.2015, 12:00-15:10
Saline di Quartu, northern ponds, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
25 °C, hazy.
The following birdspecies were observed from the track along the northern edge of the saltworks.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, roosting near the water's edge.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, hunting at the water's edge.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
3, hunting in the vegetation of the bank. The bills were yellow.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
5, 4 of them flying, 1 hunting at the water's edge.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
1, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, flying.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
4 males, swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, Foraging in the vegetation of the bank
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
1, swimming.
Little Stint (Calídris minúta, Zwergstrandläufer):
3, foraging in shallow water.
Curlew Sandpiper (Calídris ferrugínea, Sichelstrandläufer):
3, foraging in shallow water.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
5, flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
10, flying.
Red-rumped Swallow (Hirúndo daurica, Rötelschwalbe):
1, flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
5 (at least), flying.
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis, Cistensänger):
1, probably the nest.
Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus scirpáceus, Teichrohrsänger):
2, singing in a reedbed.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
2, singing.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying. 
Muskrat (Fiber zibéthicus, Bisamratte):
1, swimming. The animal was brown (photo).

 

P107-0803 and P107-802
Saline di Quartu, northern ponds, Provincia di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
(06.05.2015)

 
     
 

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