Birdwatching in Andalucía (Spain) – especially in the Provinces of Málaga, Cádiz, and Sevilla

October 20 – 31, 2006

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
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Introduction

From Oktober 20 – 31, 2006 I spent 12 days in the Andalusian  provinces of Málaga, Cádiz, and Sevilla. It was my third stay in this part of Southern Spain in this year after visits in January and April.

Itinerary
October 20, 2006: Flight with EasyJet from Berlin-Schönefeld to Málaga. Arrival at 20:20. Take-over of the prepaid rented car from Europcar. Drive to the Hotel Las Palomas in Torremolinos.
October 21, 2006: Drive from Torremolinos to the Nature Reserve Desembocadura del Rio Guadalhorce near Málaga. Birdwatching in the area from 10.30 to 16.15. Drive to Antequera and accomodation in the Parador Antequera.
October 22, 2006: Drive to the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. Visit of the exhibition in the Centro de Visitantes de José Antonio Valverde. Birdwatching at the northern side of the lagoon. Drive to the Laguna Dulce and the Laguna Salada near Campillos, then back to Antequera via El Torcal. Due to dense fog I turned back immediately after my arrival on the top of the mountain.
October 23, 2006: Drive from Antequera via Málaga along the road N-340 to Algeciras and Tarifa. Accommodation in the Hotel La Torre at kilometre 77 of the N-340 for the next three nights. The birdwatching in the afternoon at the Playa de los Lances was spoiled by continous rain.
October 24, 2006: Drive to Punto de Bolonia, Cabo de Trafalgar, the Marismas de Barbate and to La Janda. Birdwatching in these areas.
October 25, 2006: Drive to the Observatorio Ombligo de San Francisco, to the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Luz, to La Janda, and to the Quarry of Montenmedio
October 26, 2006: This day I finished my stay in the Hotel La Torre near Tarifa and drove to Sanlúcar de Barrameda. From Vejers de la Frontera I used the new Autovia A-48 via Chiclana to Jerez. Within less than 2 hours I reached Sanlúcar, where I found an accomodation for the next four nights in the Hotel Doñana. In the afternoon I watched birds in the Salina de Bonanza.
October 27, 2006: Drive to the Pinar de Algaida and to the Marismas of Trebujena. Birdwatching at the Laguna de Tarelo and in the wetlands along the River Guadalquivir.
October 28, 2006: In the morning drive to Chipiona and taking photos of roosting gulls. In the afternoon drive to Brazo del Este through the former Marismas de Lebrija.
October 29, 2006:
Drive to Sancti Petri via El Porto de Santa Maria and Chiclana de la Frontera. Watching of birds on the mudflats near the abandoned fishermen village.
October 30, 2006:
In the morning I left Sanlúcar de Barrameda and drove back to Málaga via Jerez and Chiclana. From Chiclana I turned to Medina Sidonia in order to use the new Autovia A-381. Within two hours I reached Algeciras. Twenty minutes later I left the N-340 at kilometre 133 and visited the nature reserves at the mouth of the Río Guadiaro near Sotogrande. At 16:30 I left the area and drove on the Autovia A-7P to Torremolinos, where I found again an accomodation in the Hotel Las Palomas.
October 31, 2006:
In the morning I drove to the nearby Airport of Málaga and returned to Berlin by a direct flight of EasyJet to Schönefeld.

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 20D 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.
J. A. Montero y colaboradores, Dónde ver aves in España. Los 100 mejores lugares, Lynx editions, Bellaterra y SEO/ Birdlife 2005, ISBN 978-84-87334-85-6
Ernest Garcia, Andrew Paterson, Where to watch birds in Southern Spain, Andalucía, Extremadura and Gibraltar, Christopher Helm (Publishers) Ltd, London 1994, ISBN 0-7136-3859-1
John R. Butler, Birdwatching on Spain's Southern Coast, Editiones Santana S.L., Fuengirola (Málaga) 2001, ISBN 84-89954-20-8

Maps for the orientation in the area
Andalusien
, Costa del Sol, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Marco Polo, Scale 1 : 200 000, ISBN-3-89525-232-8
Costa de la Luz, Westliches Andalusien, ADAC Urlaubskarte, Scale 1 : 250 000, ISBN 3-8264-1257-5

Links to Birding in Andalucía
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/spain_andalucia.html


Excursions

21.10.2006, 09:20
Torremolinos, Hotel Las Palomas, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Las Palomas.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
50 (at least), flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
5, in the garden of the hotel.
Hoopoe (Úpupa epops, Wiedehopf):
1, landíng on an antenna.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
6, on roofs.

21.10.2006, 10:25-10:55
Guadalmar, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the village at the mouth of the Río Guadalhorce.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, on a lantern.
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monáchus, Mönchssittich):
2, on a eucalyptus tree.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing, in eucalyptus trees.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, warning.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
15, flying.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
1, on a eucalyptus tree.

21.10.2006, 10:55-16:15
Desembocadura del Río Guadalhorce, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, fair.
The following 41 birdspecies were observed on an excursion through the nature reserve.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
2, swimming.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
1 ad, flying.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, at the water's edge.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
80 (at least), at the waters edge or on trees.
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
1, feeding in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
12, roosting in shallow water. One of the birds was marked with the ring X600.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
10, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
8, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
2 males, swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
14, swimming.
White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala, Weißkopf-Ruderente):
18 (at least), swimming.
Booted Eagle (Hieráætus pennátus, Zwergadler):
1, of the light morph, flying.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, roosting on a dead tree.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
4, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
30 ( at least), swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
3, in shallow water (photos).
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
2, in shallow water.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
3, roosting on the edge of a small island.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
15 (at least), at the beach.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limósa limósa, Uferschnepfe):
2, in shallow water (photos).
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, in shallow water (photos).
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
1, at the beach.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
200 (at least), at the mouth of the eastern arm of the Guadalhorce.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
10 ad., at the mouth of the eastern arm of the Guadalhorce.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
5 ad., at the mouth of the eastern arm of the Guadalhorce.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
25 (at least), at the mouth of the eastern arm of the Guadalhorce. Black bills with yellow tips.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
20 (at least), at the mouth of the eastern arm of the Guadalhorce. The bills were already black. The legs were red.
Black Tern (Chlidónias nigra, Trauerseeschwalbe):
2, at the water's edge or flying.
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monáchus, Mönchssittich):
25 (at least), flying through the nature reserve. Characteristically calling in flight.
Common Kingfisher (Alcédo atthis, Eisvogel):
3, 2 of them were flying over the great water area, 1 was perching on a beam in a ditch.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
10 (at least), on tracks in the nature reserve.
Thekla Lark (Galerída theklae, Theklalerche):
3, on the path. According to their bills these birds were determined as Thekla Larks.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
2 males, on shrubs in bushy grassland.
Savi´s Warbler (Locustélla luscinioídes, Rohrschwirl):
1, in the dense vegetation at the edge of the great water area. Characteristic posture and yellowish, not greyish flanks.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
2 (at least), singing or warning.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
30 (at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
3.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
10 (at least), on bushy grassland.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
10 (at least), on bushy grassland.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
3 (at least), on bushy grassland.

IMG 7653, IMG 7941, IMG 7660, and IMG 7938
Desembocadura del Río Guadalhorce, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(21.10.2006)

21.10.2006, 17:45-18:45
Antequera, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on a walk from the Parador Antequera into the town centre.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
10 (at least).
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
10 (at least), flying. It could not be excluded that these birds were Alpine Swifts.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, warning.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
100 (at least), in trees of one of the main roads.

22.10.2006, 10:20
Antequera, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
21 °C, overcast.
Hedgehog (Erináceus europáeus, Igel):
1, run dead, on the road A-343 near Antequera.

IMG 7949
Scheme of the surroundings of the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

22.10.2006, 11:45-13:50
Fuente de Piedra, Laguna, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
21 – 24 °C, fair.
In the surroundings of the visitor centre three new hides were build since April 2006. They offer very good opportunities to watch birdlife on the smaller water areas north of the visitor centre. – The following birdspecies were observed from the view point at the Centro de visitantes José Antonio Valverde and from the path at the north-eastern side of the lake. About 80 % of the area of the lake were dry.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
500 (at least), in shallow water or on mud. – There were 4 birds with rings: MTCZ (IMG_7977, juv.), 0 BLB (IMG_8012, ad.), 1 T3 (IMG_8006), 0LAN (IMG_8014, ad.). Only the white ring MTCZ could be red using the telescope, the other could be identified only by magnification of photos obtained with a 600-mm telephoto lens.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
13, on the mud.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
200 (at least), on the mud or in shallow water.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
29 (at least), in shallow water.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
40 (at least), in shallow water.
Little Stint (Calídris minúta, Zwergstrandläufer):
100 (at least), at the water's edge. The distance was to large for an unambiguous identification. Dunlins were excluded, because there were no birds with rests of black-coloured bellies.
Ruff (Philomáchus pugnax, Kampfläufer):
2, on the mud.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
200 (at least), in shallow water or on mud.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
1000 (at least), in shallow water or on mud.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10 (at least), in the surroundings of the visitor centre.

IMG 7953 and IMG 8001
Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(22.10.2006)

22.10.2006, 13:50
Fuente de Piedra, Mirador del Laguneto, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, fair.
From the new hides the following species were observed on the water areas north of the visitor centre.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
1 juv., in shallow water.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, flying.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
4, in shallow water.
Stone-Curlew (Búrhinus oedicnémus, Triel):
4, on the path parallel to the railway.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, flying.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
1, on bushy grassland.

IMG 8024
Fuente de Piedra, view from the Mirador del Laguneto, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(22.10.2006)

22.10.2006, 15:00
Campillos, Laguna Dulce, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, overcast.
The laguna was still dry. Since April 2006 the hide suffered severe vandalism. The reed fences were destroyed. Fire harmed the vegetation in front of the hide. A lot of waste was scattered over the parking area. – The following bird species was observed.
Hoopoe (Úpupa epops, Wiedehopf):
1, flying off.

IMG 8027 and IMG 8030
Laguna Dulce near Campillos and the devastated hide, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(22.10.2006)

22.10.2006, 15:25
Campillos, Laguna Salada, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, overcast.
This time I reached the Laguna Salada via Campillos. Coming on the A-382 from Antequera I turned left at the first traffic lights in the village. Then I followed the main road up to a round-about. There I took the exit to Colegio San José and left the village again. About 500 m past the overpass of the road A-357 I turned left into a dirty track and reached the Laguna Salada after another 500 m. About 80 % of the area were dry. There was no waterfowl. – Only the following bird species was observed in the surroundings of the laguna.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
1, flying.

IMG 8034
Laguna Salada near Campillos, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(22.10.2006)

23.10.2006, 09:30
Antequera, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed in front of the Parador Antequera.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling on a roof.
Bat (species? Fledermaus):
2, flying.

IMG 8047
Parador Antequera, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(23.10.2006)

23.10.2006, 12:45-12:55
Hotel La Torre, N-340, km 77, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, overcast.
The following bird Species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel La Torre.
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus, Gänsegeier):
10, gliding along the ridge.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying.

23.10.2006, 13:40-15:00
Playa de los Lances, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, raining.
The following bird species were observed in the Nature Reserve Playa de los Lances between the car park and the Río Jara. – After 3 days 59 birdspecies were registered.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
1 ad., plunge-diving.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
20 (at least), on sand.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
4, in shallow water or on sand.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
5, in shallow water or on sand.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
8 ad., in shallow water or on sand.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
40, in shallow water or on sand.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
1, roosting on sand.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, flying.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
5, on sandy grassland.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2 this year's birds, on sandy grassland.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
2 males, in shrubs.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
1, in a shrub.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
25, in a shrub.

IMG 8050
Playa de Los Lances near Tarifa, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(23.10.2006)

24.10.2006, 10:00
Hotel La Torre, N-340, km 77, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, overcast, rainy.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, flying.

IMG 8326 and IMG 8329
Hotel La Torre at kilometre 77 of the road N-340, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(26.10.2006)

24.10.2006, 11:40-12:35
Punto de Bolonia, road CA-2216, km 2.8, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, raining
The following birdspecies were observed from the car, because it was raining.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
20, flying.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
5 (at least), on the track.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
4, on a fence.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
100.
Serin (Serínus serínus, Girlitz):
2 (at least), on a fence.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
5 (at least), in a flock of Goldfinches and Serins.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
50, mixed with Serins and Greenfinches, on grassland.

IMG 8053 and IMG 8051
Punto de Bolonia, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(24.10.2006)

24.10.2006, 13:30-15:00
Cabo de Trafalgar, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, raining.
The following bird species were observed at the shallow lagoon north of the lighthouse.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
10 (at least), on sands.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
6, on sands.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
20, on sands.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
5 ad., roosting.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
7 ad., roosting.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
25, roosting.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
8, roosting.

IMG 8259 and IMG 8217
In the surroundings of the Lighthouse of Trafalgar, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(24.10.2006)

24.10.2006, 15:25-16:55
Cabo de Trafalgar, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, raining
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the lighthouse.
Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea, Gelbschnabel-Sturmtaucher):
6, flying. Cory's Shearwater is characterized by brown upperparts and whitish underwings.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
3 ad., plunge-diving.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1 male, at the lighthouse.
Black-eared Wheatear (Oenánthe hispánica, Maurensteinschmätzer):
2, in the dunes.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
2, on a fence at the lighthouse. Underparts yellow, legs light-brownish.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
8, at the lighthouse.

IMG 8261, IMG 8263, and  IMG 8266
At the seaside of the Lighthouse of Trafalgar, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(24.10.2006)

24.10.2006, 18:00-18:35
Barbate, Marismas de Barbate, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, sunny.
From the bridge over the Río Barbate the following birdspecies were observed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
7, standing on grassland.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
4 ad.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
50 (at least).
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
50 (at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
20, in the town.

IMG 8277
Marismas de Barbate, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(24.10.2006)

24.10.2006, 18:55-19:20
La Janda, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, sunny.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
20 (at least), on grassland or at the edge of channels.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5, in shallow water.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
2, on ploughed farmland.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
150 (at least), on grassland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
200 (at least), in shallow water.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
2, flying or hovering.
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa, Rothuhn):
8, on grassland.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
1, in shallow water.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on the track.
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calándra, Grauammer):
30, on a power line.

25.10.2006, 10:45-11:20
Observatorio Ombligo de San Francisco, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
2, flying westwards.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, on a power line.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
5, flying eastwards.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
20 (at least), at the Torre de la Peña.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, flying eastwards.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
1, in a shrub.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
160, flying eastwards.

IMG 8282 and IMG 8283
View from the Observatorio Ombligo de San Francisco to La Torre and to the North African coast, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(25.10.2006)

25.10.2006, 11:35-12:29
Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Luz, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed in the surroundings of the Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora de la Luz.
Short-toed Eagle (Circáëtus gállicus, Schlangenadler):
2, flying or hovering.
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus, Gänsegeier):
40, soaring over the ridge.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
4, on the church.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, near the church.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
6, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
1, run dead on the road. The bird had brownish legs, a white throat, breast and underparts, a black head and a red eye-ring.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, calling.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, calling:
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
10, on the church.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
20 (at least), in a palm.
Turtle (species? Wasserschildkröte):
1, on a stone in a small pond.

IMG 8290 and IMG 8292
Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Luz, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(25.10.2006)

25.10.2006, 13:35-16:15
La Janda, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
22 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed in the surroundings of the main irrigation channel.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
10 (at least), on wetland or flying.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5 (at least), on the wetland.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
100 (at least), on wetland.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
1000 (at least), on wetland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 ( at least), flying.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
3 female (at least), flying over the wetland.
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus, Gänsegeier):
29, gliding along the ridge.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
4, flying or sitting on a stone.
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa, Rothuhn):
2, on grassland.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
1 male, on a track.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
50
, flying.
Green Sandpiper (Tringa óchropus, Waldwasserläufer):
4, at the edge of the main irrigation channel.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
6 (at least), on tracks.
Black-eared Wheatear (Oenánthe hispánica, Maurensteinschmätzer):
2 female-like, on a track. Birds with brownish, not greyish upperparts.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, calling, in the reedbed of the main channel.
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calándra, Grauammer):
6, on a power line.
Turtle (species? Wasserschildkröte):
1, running over the track.

IMG 8311
La Janda, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(25.10.2006)

25.10.2006, 16:30
Quarry of Montenmedio, N-340, km 42.5, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
22 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the quarry, which is situated opposite to the golf course of Montenmedio at kilometre 42,5 of the road N-340. – Within 5 days 80 bird species were registered.
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni, Rötelfalke):
1, in the quarry, attacked by Jackdaws. The voice was heard and seemed to be different from Kestrel.
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa, Rothuhn):
4, on a lawn in the recreation area Montenmedio on the other side of the road.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
100 (at least), flying or roosting in holes of the walls of the quarry.

IMG 8321, IMG 8319, and IMG 8320
The quarry of Montenmedio, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(25.10.2006)

26.10.2006, 10:30-11:35
Punto de Bolonia, road CA-2216, km 2.8, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, fair, later raining.
From the Punto de Bolonia I walked about 1000 m uphill in western direction. The untarmacked path lead through stony grassland. – The following birdspecies were observed.
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus, Gänsegeier):
2, soaring.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
8 (at least), on the stony grassland.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
6 (at least), on fences or on shrubs.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
50 (at least), near the Punto de Bolonia.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
20, flying eastwards.
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calándra, Grauammer):
6 (at least), on stony grassland.

IMG 8332 and IMG 8334
In the surroundings of Punto de Bolonia, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(26.10.2006)

26.10.2006, 15:10-17:50
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Salina de Bonanza, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, fair or overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the salt-works.
Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
1, swimming in a salt pan.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5 (at least), on the dams.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
1000 (maybe), in the salt pans or on the dams.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, flying (photos).
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
50, in the saltpans or on the dams.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
500 (maybe), in the salt pans or on the dams.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
5 (at least), on a dam (photos).
Little Stint (Calídris minúta, Zwergstrandläufer):
5 (at least), on a dam (photos).
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
5 (at least), on a dam (photos).
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
4 (at least), at the shore of the Río Guadalquivir.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2 (at least), on a dam.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
10 (at least), on the dams.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
5 (at least), on the dams.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
100 (at least), on the dams.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
60, swimming on one of the salt pans as a dense flock (photos).
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying, or on the dams.

IMG 8611
Salina de Bonanza, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(26.10.2006)

26.10.2006, 19:30
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Hotel Doñana, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, overcast, dusk.
The following species were observed from the window of my hotel room.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, warning.
Bat (species? Fledermaus):
4 (at least), flying.

27.10.2006, 11:45-13:05
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Laguna de Tarelo, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed from the hide.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, roosting on the islet.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
1 male, swimming with the White-headed Ducks (photos).
White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala, Weißkopf-Ruderente):
42, swimming (photos).
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
4, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
27, roosting at the islet.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, calling.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, calling in a pine.

IMG 8648 and IMG 8784
Laguna de Tarelo, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(27.10.2006)

27.10.2006, 13:30-13:45
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Pinar de La Algaida, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, sunny.
From a platform at the Ermita the following bird species were observed.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, flying over the wetland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing in a pine.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, near a farm.

IMG 8787
Ermita del Pinar De Algaida, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(27.10.2006)

27.10.2006, 14:00-15:00
Salina de Monte Algaida, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed in the wetland between the salt works and the Río Guadalquivir.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
7.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
3, flying.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus, Rotmilan):
2, flying.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
3 female, flying.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
28, in shallow water.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
82, in shallow water.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
12 (at least), on the track.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling in flight.

27.10.2006, 15:00-16:00
Río Guadalquivir, Marismas de Trebujena, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, fair, later overcast and raining.
The following birdspecies were observed in the wetland. – 86 birdspecies were observed within 7 days.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
2, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
7.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
1 female, swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
3 females, flying over the wetland.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
20, swimming.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
8 ad.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
4, on a fence or on shrubs.
Black-eared Wheatear (Oenánthe hispánica, Maurensteinschmätzer):
1 female, on wetland.

IMG 8793
Las Marismas de Trebujena, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(27.10.2006)

28.10.2006, 10:45
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Hotel Doñana, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
22 °C, fair.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Doñana.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, calling, also seen.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10, flying.

IMG 9134
Hotel Doñana in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Provincia de de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(29.10.2006)

28.10.2006, 11:15-13:45
Chipiona, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, fair, later sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed on the beach of Chipiona between the harbour and the lighthouse.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, roosting on a mole.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
3, on the mudflats.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
1, on the mudflats.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
1, on the mudflats.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
1, on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
1, on the mudflats.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
5, on the beach or on the mudflats.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
200 ad. (at least), on the beach or on moles.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
20 ad. (at least), on the beach.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
3, roosting on the mudflats.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
2, roosting on a mole.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
3, flying.
Little Swift (Apus affínis, Haussegler):
4, flying on the beach. These birds could be observed for a longer time. The characteristic quite broad white rump patch and the unforked tail could be well seen.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10 (at least), near the lighthouse.

IMG 9112 and IMG 8924
Chipiona, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(28.10.2006)

28.10.2006, 14:45-15:20
LebrijaBrazo del Este, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
28 °C, fair.
Driving from Lebrija to Brazo del Este through the former Marismas de Lebrija, now intensively used for the production of rice and cotton, I observed the following birdspecies.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on wetland.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
120, on wetland or on farmland.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 male, flying over wetland.
Booted Eagle (Hieráætus pennátus, Zwergadler):
1, flying.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
20 (at least), on the roads.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
2.
Black-eared Wheatear (Oenánthe hispánica, Maurensteinschmätzer):
1, on the road.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10, on the road.

IMG 9119 and IMG 9131
Agriculture in the former Marismas de Lebrija, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(28.10.2006)

28.10.2006, 15:20-16:00
Río Guadalquivir, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
28 °C, fair.
Coming from Lebrija I reached the Río Guadalqivir some kilometres south of Brazo del Este. The following birdspecies were observed at the river.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, at the water's edge.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
10 (at least), in the shallow water of the river.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
100 (at least), flying.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, on a post.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, on a power line.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
100 (at least), in the shallow water of the river.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe):
1, flying over the water of the river.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
70, in the shallow water of the river.
Caspian Tern (Sterna cáspia, Raubseeschwalbe):
2, flying over the water of the river.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
20, on the track.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
50 (30 + 20), on thistles along the road.

IMG 9115
Río Guadalquivir, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(28.10.2006)

28.10.2006, 16:35-18:20
Brazo del Este, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
28 °C, fair.
In the surroundings of Brazo del Este the following 21 bird species were observed.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, calling, in a reedbed.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
6.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
7.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
1000 (at least), on ploughed farmland or on wetland.
Black Stork (Cicónia nigra, Schwarzstorch):
10, on wetland or at the edge of ditches.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
170, flying.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
2, in shallow water.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
2, flying.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, flying off.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
2, flying.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
10 (at least), at the edge of reedbeds.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
150, in shallow water.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe):
1, flying.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, flying off.
Green Sandpiper (Tringa óchropus, Waldwasserläufer):
1, at the edge of a ditch.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
30 (at least), on the tracks.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on the track.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
2 (at least), on fences.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
30, on a dead tree.
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolénsis, Weidensperling):
1000 (at least), roosting in a reedbed and flying off (photos).
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
20, on thistles.

IMG 9118
Brazo del Este, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
(28.10.2006)

29.10.2006, 12:20-16:45
Sancti Petri, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
26 °C, fair or overcast, very strong wind.
The following birdspecies were observed from the bank promenade of the abandoned fishermen village Sancti Petri in the mudflats. – 98 birdspecies were registered within 9 days.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
3, on the mudflats.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
2 (at least), on the mudflats.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
10 (at least), on the mudflats.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
50 (at least), on the mudflats.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
10 (at least), on the mudflats.
Whimbrel (Numénius pháeopus, Regenbrachvogel):
2 (at least), on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
5 (at least), on the mudflats.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
25 (at least), on the mudflats.
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glaréola, Bruchwasserläufer):
2, on the mudflats. Yellowish legs.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, on the mudflats.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
6 (at least), on the mudflats.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
5, on the mudflats.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
10 (at least), on the mudflats.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
5 (at least), on the mudflats.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
48, roosting on grassland.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
2 female, in the abandoned fishermen village.

IMG 9382, IMG 9573, IMG 9578, and IMG 9574
Sancti Petri, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(29.10.2006)

30.10.2006, 12:10-13:45
Sotogrande, Laguna de las Camelias, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
25 – 26 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Laguna de Las Camelias.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming, on the lagoon.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
5, swimming, on the lagoon.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
3, swimming, on the lagoon.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
8 ad., on the beach.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
20 (at least), flying.
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monáchus, Mönchssittich):
9 (4 + 5), flying.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
5, on the car park or on the beach.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
4, flying.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
2 females, near the hide on a fence.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
2, in shrubs.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, calling, in a tamarisk.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, in a shrub.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
50 (at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5 (at least).
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
3, in a shrub.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
8, flying.

IMG 9580
Laguna de las Camelias, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(30.10.2006)

30.10.2006, 14:00-14:45
Río Guadiaro, west bank (boardwalk), Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
25 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from a boardwalk in the Paraje natural on the west bank of the Río Guadiaro.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
6, flying.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, at the river bank.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
3, at the river bank.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, flying.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
1, swimming on the river.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
5 (at least).
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis, Cistensänger):
1, in songflight.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2 (1,1), in a tamarisk. The black and the brown cap, respectively, could be seen.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
100 (at least), flying.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
2, flying.

IMG 9583
Mouth of the Río Guadiaro, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(30.10.2006)

IMG 9585
Scheme of the Nature Reserve Estuario del Río Guadiaro, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(30.10.2006)

30.10.2006, 15:00-16:00
Río Guadiaro, west bank (lagoon & estuary), Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
25 °C, fair.
The following species were observed in the surroundings of the lagoon and from the boardwalk between the beach and the Paraje natural.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
1 ad., flying and diving. The bird was attacked by a Yellow-legged Gull.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
11, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, on the lagoon.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3, on the lagoon. Two of them were this year's birds
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
1, swimming, on the lagoon.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
28, on the beach.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
8, on the beach.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
500, on the riverbank.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monáchus, Mönchssittich):
10, feeding under palms.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
3, on the road.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, in a reedbed.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
30 (at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
100, on the road.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
10, in a reedbed.
Turtle (species? Wasserschildkröte):
7, at the water's edge, also swimming. Head with two yellow and two red lengthways stripes.

IMG 9588 and IMG 9590
Mouth of the Río Guadiaro, Sotogrande, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(30.10.2006)

 
     
 

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