Birdwatching in Cataluña (Spain) – especially in the provinces of Tarragona and Barcelona

May 12 – 22, 2009

 

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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 May 12 – 22, 2009 I spent together with Stefan Wedler 10 days in  Cataluña, mostly in the estuary of the River Ebro in the surroundings of Deltebre. However, we visited also the Reserva Natural Remolar-Filipines near the Airport of Barcelona, the Park Natural Els Ports de Tortosa, and the Ramsar site El Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca (in Valencia).

Itinerary
May 12, 2009: Arrival at Barcelona Airport by EasyJet from Berlin-Schönefeld at 11:20. Take-over of a pre-paid rented car and drive on the road C-31 and the highway AP-7 via Castelldefels, Tarragona, l'Ampolla and Deltebre to Riumar at the mouth of the River Ebro. Accommodation for the next ten nights in an appartment of the ApartHotel Ecodunas not far from the Mediterranean Sea. In the evening a walk along the coastline and to the River Ebro.
May 13, 2009: Drive on road T-340 to Deltebre. Visit of the information centre. Crossing the River Ebro with a ferryboat and drive on the roads TV-3404 and TV-3405 via Sant Jaume d'Enveja and Urbanizació Eucaliptus to the hide of La Tancada. In the afternoon continuation of the drive to Salinas de la Trinidad and Punta de la Banya.
May 14, 2009: In the morning drive from Riumar to the observation tower at Canal Vell, in the afternoon drive to Lo Goleró and walk along the coast to La Bassa de les Olles. Thereafter return tour along the western shoreline of the lake.
May 15, 2009: In the morning drive on roads T-340 and TV-3451 via Deltebre to Mas dels Bascos, some abandoned  houses at the Mediterranean coast. Due to strong sand drifts the peninsula with Punta del Fangar was not accessible. After  some birdwatching in the paddyfields around Mas dels Bascos return to Deltebre and drive on road TV-3454 to Amposta. Crossing the River Ebro on road N-340 near Amposta, drive on this road to Sant Carles de la Ràpita, and from there to Poble Nou del Delta. In the afternoon birdwatching from three observation towers around the water expanse of l'Encannyissada.
May 16, 2009: Drive from Riumar on road T-340 to Deltebre, crossing the River Ebro with a ferryboat and continuation from Sant Jaume d'Enveja on the roads TV-3404 and TV-3405 to La Tancada. In the afternoon birdwatching from the observationtowers of l'Embut and of Través (Mirador de l'Embut and Mirador del Través).
May 17, 2009: In the morning drive from Riumar via Deltebre and Sant Jaume d'Enveja to Cas de Sifon, the most western point of Illa de Buda. After birdwatching in the surrounding paddyfields continuation of the drive to the observation tower of L'Aufacada (Mirador de L'Aufacada). In the afternoon once again drive to La Tancada and the Salinas de la Trinidad. On the back journey stop at the hide of Riet Vell.
May 18, 2009: Drive from Riumar on the roads T-340, N-340, and C-42 via Deltebre, L'Aldea, Tortosa, and Rosquetes to Mount Caro (1447 m over sea level). Birdwatching in the Parque Natural Els Ports de Tortosa.

May 19, 2009: Drive from Riumar on the roads T-340, TV-3454, AP-7, and N-340 via Deltebre, Amposta, and Torreblanca to the Parc Natural del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca. Birdwatching along the coastline and in the wetland.
May 20, 2009: Drive from Riumar via Deltebre and Sant Jaume d'Enveja to the hide of Riet Vell. Birdwatching up to the afternoon.
May 21, 2009:
Last drive to the Mirador de Través and birdwatching on the water expanses of l'Encannyissada.
May 22, 2009: At the end of the stay in the delta of the River Ebro drive on the highway AP-7 and the road C-31 to Barcelona. Visit of the nature reserve Remolar-Filipines near the airport of Barcelona. In the evening direct flight to Berlin-Schönefeld by EasyJet.

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 1D Mark III 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 is equal 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
Michael Rebane, Ernest Garcia, Where to watch birds in Northern and Eastern Spain, Second Edition, Christopher Helm, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, London 2008, ISBN 978-0-7136-8315-8
 
Maps for the orientation in the area
Costa Brava - Costa Dorada
, ADAC Urlaubskarte, Scale 1 : 250 000, ISBN 3-8264-0809-8
 

Links to Birding in Cataluna (Spain)
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/spain_cataluna.html


Excursions

12.05.2009, 20:00-20:30
Riumar, Dunes de Riumar, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
18 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed during a walk from the Aparthotel Ecodunas to the beach of Riumar.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
3, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, in the dunes.

13.05.2009, 08:00-09:00
Riumar, Aparthotel Ecodunas, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the Aparthotel Ecodunas.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, on the roof of the hotel.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
7, in the courtyard of the hotel.

13.05.2009, 12:20-14:30
La Tancada, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed at the eastern side of the water expanses of La Tancada, mostly from the Mirador de La Tancada.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3, in shallow water.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
1, on the shore. The bill was yellow.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
500 (at least), in shallow water.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
200 (at least), swimming or roosting on the shore.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
20, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, flying.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
4, in shallow water.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
2, on sands.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2, landing on grassland.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
2 ad., roosting at the water's edge.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
4 (at least), flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
1, on the road.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, on the roof of the hide.

 

IMG 8333, IMG 8329, IMG 8458, and IMG 8459
La Tancada, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(13.05.2009)

13.05.2009, 15:00-18:00
Las Salinas de la Trinidad, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
18 °C, overcast, later fair.
During a walk along the beach at th eastern side of the saltworks to the observation tower (1500 m) the following bird species were observed.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
70, in the shallow water of the inland lagoons.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
4, swimming on the inland lagoons.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, at the edge of the inland lagoons.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
20 (at least), at the edge of the inland lagoons.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
20 (at least), at the beach and at the edge of the inland lagoons.
Little Stint (Calídris minúta, Zwergstrandläufer):
1, at the water's edge. Smaller than a Sanderling.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
3, on the beach.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
10, roosting on sands.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
2000 (at least), breeding on the dams of the saltworks in a large colony.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
20 (at least), plunge-diving.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
5 (at least), flying.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
5, at the edge of the inland lagoons.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.

 

 

  IMG 8502, IMG 8503, IMG 8620, and IMG 8718
Las Salinas de la Trinidad, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(13.05.2009)

14.05.2009, 09:00
Riumar, Aparthotel Ecodunas, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
18 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the Aparthotel Ecodunas.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling on a roof.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
4, on a roof.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, in the courtyard of the Aparthotel.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, singing.

IMG 0084
Riumar, Aparthotel Ecodunas, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(20.05.2009)

14.05.2009, 10:00-12:30
Mirador de Canal Vell, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
18 °C, overcast.
The following 29 birdspecies were observed from the observation tower at the Canal Vell.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
2, swimming.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
3, swimming.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus, Zwergdommel):
2, flying.
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
3, landing on a tree.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
1, on a paddyfield. Beak yellow.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, one in shallow water of a paddyfield, one flying.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
2, one in shallow water of a paddyfield, one flying.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, flying. Wings white, back brownish.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
3, in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
75, in shallow water.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
2, on a dry paddyfield.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2, flying, then swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
3, 2 of them on a paddyfield, 1 at the edge of a reedbed.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
4, 3 of them on a paddyfield, 1 on marshland.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
100 (at least), swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, flying.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
2, flying.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
20 (at least), flying.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying. Underwing coverts white, body dark, cheeks white.
Black Tern (Chlidónias nigra, Trauerseeschwalbe):
5, flying. All-black head and body, pale underwings and white undertail.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2 (at least), flying.
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis, Cistensänger):
1, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
1, singing.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on a paddyfield.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
4, on a powerline.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4, near houses.
Tree Sparrow (Passer montánus, Feldsperling):
1, in a reedbed.

 

 

IMG 8773, IMG 8775, IMG 8796, and IMG 8798
Surroundings of the Mirador de Canal Vell, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(14.05.2009)

14.05.2009, 14:00-16:50
La Bassa de les Olles i el Goleró, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 – 25 °C, overcast, later fair.
The following 24 birdspecies were observed during a walk from Lo Goleró to La Bassa de les Olles.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus, Zwergdommel):
1, flying. During the flight the bird displays the characteristic white fields in the black wings.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
6 (at least), flying.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, in shallow water of the sea.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
1, flying.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
200 (at least), swimming or flying.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
4 (3,1), swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
2 female, flying.
Water-Rail (Rallus aquáticus, Wasserralle):
1, calling in a reedbed.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
1, on a muddy pond.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
13, on a muddy pond.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, flying.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
25 (at least), swimming.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
3, roosting in shallow water.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
7, swimming.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
11, 10 of them flying over the sea, 1 roosting.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
4, flying.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
3, on the path.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying.
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis, Cistensänger):
1, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
8 (at least), singing in reedbeds.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10, in a reedbed.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, on a powerline.

 

 

IMG 8808, IMG 8810, IMG 8815, and IMG 8817
La Bassa de les Olles i el Goleró, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(14.05.2009)

15.05.2009, 10:00-10:35
Mas dels Bascos, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
18 °C, sunny, strong wind.
The trip to the Penninsula Punta del Fanfar was stopped at Mas dels Bascos. Due to sand drift the road was not passable. Therefore, we turned back. The following bird species were observed in the paddyfields in the surroundings of Restaurant Vascos.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3, on a paddyfield.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, on the dam of a paddyfield.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), on a paddyfield.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
3, on a paddyfield.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
20 (at least), roosting on the dams of the paddyfields.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
20, roosting on the dams of the paddyfields.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
10, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
3, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10, near a house.

IMG 8821
Paddyfields around Mas dels Bascos, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(15.05.2009)

15.05.2009, 12:30-15:30
Mirador de Través, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
25 °C, sunny.
The Mirador de Través is situated at the east side of the Lake l'Encanyissada north of El Poble Nou del Delta. – The following birdspecies could be observed.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
3, swimming.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
4, flying or at the edge of reedbeds.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, at the edge of a reedbed.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
4 (at least), flying or in the reedbeds.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, flying.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
70, in shallow water.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), swimming or flying.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
6 (at least), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
5, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
10, on a paddyfield.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, flying.
Black Tern (Chlidónias nigra, Trauerseeschwalbe):
2 (at least), flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
2, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe): 5 (at least), flying.

 

IMG 9159, IMG 9160, and IMG 9174
Mirador de Través, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(15.05.2009)

15.05.2009, 16:50-17:10
Mirador de Petrau, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
25 °C, sunny.
The Mirador de Pratau is situated at the west side of the Lake l'Encanyissada. – The following birdspecies could be observed from the observsation tower.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, flying.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
2, flying.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, flying.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
25, in shallow water.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
6 (5,1), swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
200 (at least), swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
7, on a paddyfield.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
1, on a paddyfield.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
4, on a paddyfield.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
2 ad., flying.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
6, flying.
Black Tern (Chlidónias nigra, Trauerseeschwalbe):
5 (at least), flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.

 

   

IMG 9184, IMG 9182, and IMG 9183
Mirador de Petrau, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(15.05.2009)

16.05.2009, 10:50-12:30
La Tancada, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
25 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed from the eastside of the lake La Tancada.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
11, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3, on marshland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on marshland.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
500, in shallow water.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2 (2,0), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), swimming.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
3, in shallow water.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
1, in shallow water.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, in shallow water.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
2, one of them roosting in shallow water, one flying.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
2, roosting on sands or on a post.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
2, roosting on sands.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, near the hide.
Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon, Manguste):
1, a marten-like mammal with cylindrical light-brownish body, grey face with short ears and a long cat-like tail, creeping though the dense vegetation. Overall-length at least 1 metre. (Marderartiges unbestimmtes Tier mit walzenförmigem hellbraunem Körper, grauem Gesicht mit kurzen Ohren, langem farbig geringeltem, katzenartigem Schwanz. Gesamtlänge: mindestens 1 m. Das Tier schlüpfte durch die Pflanzenschicht des Marschlandes).

IMG 9207
La Tancada, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(16.05.2009)

16.05.2009, 12:45-14:00
Mirador de l´Embut, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
25 °C, sunny.
The Mirador de l´Embut is situated at the northern side of the Lake el Clot, the eastern part of the lake l'Encanyissada. – The following birdspecies could be observed.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
3, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, flying.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
1, flying.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, flying.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
2, on a paddyfield.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), flying or swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
4 (2,2), on a paddyfield.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
21, on a paddyfield.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, flying.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
5, on a paddyfield.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
1, singing.

 

IMG 9253 and IMG 9257
Mirador de l´Embut, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(16.05.2007)

16.05.2009, 14:05-16:00
Mirador de Través, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
25 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies could be observed.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, flying.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, at the edge of a reedbed.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
2, at the edge of reedbeds.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
200 (at least), in shallow water.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), swimming or flying.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
37, swimming.
Water-Rail (Rallus aquáticus, Wasserralle):
1, calling in a reedbed.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
2 (at least), swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
1, flying.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, flying.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
5, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
1, singing.

IMG 9485
Mirador de Través, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(16.05.2009)

17.05.2009, 10:30-11:05
Casa del Sifon, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
18 °C, overcast, later fair.
Casa del Sifon is situated on the Illa de Buda, at the right arm of the River Ebro about 300 m away from the mainstream. This area can be reached from Sant Jaume d'Enveja on the road along the River Ebro. – The following birdspecies were observed.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, flying.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, on a paddyfield.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
4, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), on a paddyfield.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
2, on a paddyfield.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
14, on a paddyfield.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
1, on a paddyfield.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, on a paddyfield.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
1, on a paddyfield.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying along the channels.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
1, singing.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, flying.

IMG 9488
Casa del Sifon, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(17.05.2009)

17.05.2009, 11:15-13:10
Mirador de l'Aufacada, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
18 °C, overcast, later fair.
The Mirador de l'Aufacada is an observation tower at the right arm of the River Ebro near the beach. From this tower one has a good view on the Illa de Buda and the wetland around the lake Llacuna de l'Aufacada. – The following 26 bird species were observed.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
2, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
9, in shallow water or on marshland.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
2, on marshland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on marshland.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
1, flying.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
3, flying.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
23, in shallow water.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
5, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50 (at least), swimming or on marshland.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
3 (2,1), swimming.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
15 (at least), on marshland or in shallow water.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3, on marshland.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
10 (at least), swimming or on marshland.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
20 (at least), in shallow water.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
6, in shallow water.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe):
, 2, flying-off from a paddyfield.
Red Knot (Calídris canútus, Knutt):
40, flying. Underparts red, bills short.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
1 ad., flying.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
4, on a paddyfield.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, roosting.
Little Tern (Sterna álbifrons, Zwergseeschwalbe):
4, on a paddyfield.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying.
Black Tern (Chlidónias nigra, Trauerseeschwalbe):
1, flying. Head totally black.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
7 (at least), singing in the reedbedds.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5 (at least), near houses.

 

 

IMG 9500, IMG 9494, IMG 9495, and IMG 9497
Mirador de l'Anfacada, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(17.05.2009)

17.05.2009, 14:30-15:20
Las Salinas de la Trinidad, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on a walk on the beach along the Salinas de la Trinidad.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
1, in shallow water.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
1, in shallow water.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
1, on sands.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
2, in shallow water.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
10 (at least), over the sea, plunge-diving.

17.05.2009, 16:00-18:00
Reserva de Riet Vell, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
The Reserva de Riet Vell is situated 1 km north of l'Eucaliptus and can be accessed from the road TV-3405. – The following bird species were observed from the hide on a water expanse or a paddyfield.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
2, on a paddyfield.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
10, swimming.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
8, 7 of them on a paddyfield.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
7, in shallow water or on a paddyfield.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
10 (at least), in shallow water or on a paddyfield. One pair was breeding.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
7, in shallow water.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe):
, 2, on a paddyfield.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
3, on a paddyfield.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
2, on a paddyfield.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, feeding their fledgelings in the hide.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
6, near houses.

 

IMG 9927 and IMG 9930
Reserva de Riet Vell, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(17.05.2009)

17.05.2009, 18:25
Deltebre, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
2, flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, on a powerline.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
2, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, flying.

 

IMG 8313 and IMG 8765
Deltebre, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(13.05.2009)

18.05.2009, 09:40
Deltebre, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.

 

IMG 0061
Paddyfields in the surroundings of Deltebre, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(19.05.2009)

18.05.2009, 11:00-13:50
Els Ports de Tortosa, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
The Parque Natural Els Ports de Tortosa is situated in the mountains west of Tortosa. Maps are available in the information centre in Roquetes. – The following species were observed during a trip from Roquetes to Mount Caro (1447 m over sea level).
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus, Gänsegeier):
9, flying.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
3, flying.
Chough (Pyrrhócorax pyrrhócorax, Alpenkrähe):
3, flying.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, near a house.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, one of them singing.
Spanish Ibex (Capra pyrenaica ssp. hispanica, Spanischer Steinbock):
1, climbing in the mountains.

 

IMG 9985, IMG 0045, and IMG 0055
Els Ports de Tortosa, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(18.05.2009)

18.05.2009, 19:00
Riumar, Aparthotel Ecodunas, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
23 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the Aparthotel Ecodunas.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing on a roof.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
6 (at least), on a palme.
Bat (species? Fledermaus):
3, flying.

IMG 9983
Riumar, Aparthotel Ecodunas, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(18.05.2009)

19.05.2009, 08:00
Riumar, Aparthotel Ecodunas, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
The following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the Aparthotel Ecodunas.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
1, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
3, on a roof.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, on a tree.

19.05.2009, 11:15-12:55
Cabanes de la Ribera, Parque Natural, Provincia de Castellón (Valencia, Spain)
20 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed during an excursion in the Parque Natural El Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca along the shingle beach in northern direction.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, flying.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
1, on the beach.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
1, on the beach.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
20 (at least), on the beach or flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
1, in the dunes.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
3, on the path.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
6 (at least), flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10, in the dunes.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
10 (at least), flying, in the dunes.

 

IMG 0064 and IMG 0066
Cabanes de la Ribera, Parque Natural, Provincia de Castellón (Valencia, Spain)
(19.05.2009)

19.05.2009, 13:45-15:00
Torrenostra, Parque Natural, Provincia de Castellón (Valencia, Spain)
20 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed during an excursion in the Parque Natural El Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca from the hide near Torrenostra.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, on the marshland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
15 (at least), swimming. In addition there were also 4 downy chicks.
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus, Wiesenweihe):
2 (1,1), flying over the reedbeds. The upperparts of the male were grey, only the wingtips were black.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, breeding.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe):
, 4, flying over the reedbeds.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
5, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
2 (at least), singing.

 

IMG 0079 and IMG 0082
Torrenostra, Parque Natural, Provincia de Castellón (Valencia, Spain)
(19.05.2009)

20.05.2009, 10:00-15:10
Reserva de Riet Vell, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, sunny.
The following 22 birdspecies were observed from the hide in the Reserva de Riet Vell.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
2, swimming and diving.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus, Zwergdommel):
1, in a reedbed (foto taken by S. W.).
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, in shallow water.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
1, in shallow water.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, in shallow water.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
1 male, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), swimming or roosting. There was also a female with 5 chicks.
Water-Rail (Rallus aquáticus, Wasserralle):
1, calling.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
14, in shallow water or on a paddyfield.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
20 (at least), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
15 (at least), swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
4, 2 of them breeding.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
3, in shallow water.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe):
, 2, flying.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, flying.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
5, flying.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
5, flying or roosting.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidónias hýbrida, Weißbart-Seeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, feeding their fledgelings in the hide.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
1, singing in a reedbed.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4, near houses.

IMG 0782
Reserva de Riet Vell, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
(20.05.2009)

21.05.2009, 09:20
Deltebre, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
On the route from Riumar to the ferry Garriba in Deltebre the following birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of Deltebre.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
7, on a flooded paddyfield.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
20, on a flooded paddyfield.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, flying.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
3, flying.

21.05.2009, 10:10-13:30
Mirador de Través, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, fair.
The following 24 birdspecies were observed in the surroundings of the Mirador de Través.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus, Zwergdommel):
3, flying over the reedbeds.
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
1, at the edge of a reedbed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
8, flying.
Purple Heron (Árdea purpúrea, Purpurreiher):
3, one of them very near the observation tower. This bird caugth fishes, a snake and a duckling of a Mallard.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
2, flying.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
500, in shallow water.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
6, flying.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
4 (3,1), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50 (at least), flying or swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
3 (2,1), swimming.
Water-Rail (Rallus aquáticus, Wasserralle):
1, calling in a reedbed.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
2, at the edge of reedbeds.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
20 (at least), swimming.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe):
, 1, flying over the reedbeds.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), in a breeding colony.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
2 (at least), flying.
Hoopoe (Úpupa epops, Wiedehopf):
1, flying, near Poble Nou del Delta.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, flying.
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis, Cistensänger):
1, flying.
Savi´s Warbler (Locustélla luscinioídes, Rohrschwirl):
1, singing in a reedbed.
Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus scirpáceus, Teichrohrsänger):
1, singing in a reedbed.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing in a reedbed.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, on the road.

21.05.2009, 13:45
Casa de Fusta, Provincia de Tarragona (Cataluña, Spain)
23 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the paddyfields in the surroundings of La Casa de Fusta at the northern edge of the lake L'Encanyissada.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, on the road.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
2, on the road.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
8, on a paddyfield.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
4, on a paddyfield.

22.05.2009, 12:00-17:00
Marismas de Filipinas, Provincia de Barcelona (Cataluña, Spain)
20 °C, overcast.

The following 23 species were observed in the Marismas de Filipinas. Coming from the Airport of Barcelona on road C-31 and driving into the direction of Castelldefels one turns to the right into the direction of Villadecans. At the first roundabout one has to follow the signposts to Remolares-Filipines. The car can be parked on a carpark near the information centre of this nature reserve.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
5, swimming and diving.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus, Zwergdommel):
4, flying over the reedbeds.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, on wetland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
4, on wetland.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
6 (at least), swimming or roosting on wetland.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2, roosting on grassland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
30 (at least), swimming or roosting on wetland.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
6 (5,1), swimming or roosting on wetland.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
10 (at lest), swimming or on wetland, some of them with downy chicks.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
25 (at least), on wetland or in shallow water. Some of them breeding on nests.
Little Ringed Plover (Charádrius dúbius, Flußregenpfeifer):
4, on wetland (with yellow eye-rings).
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
5, roosting on wetland.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
3, 2 of them flying, 1 on wetland.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
4, flying, also calling.
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monáchus, Mönchssittich):
5, flying, then drinking water on the wetland.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
6 (at least), flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
6, flying.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
3 (at least), singing.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
3 (at least), singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, flying.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
6 (at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4 (at least), in shrubs.
Red-eared Terrapin (Trachemys scripta elegans, Rotwangen-Schmuckschildkröte): 6 (at least), roosting on the water's edge.

 

IMG 1262, IMG 1258, IMG 1260, and IMG 1261
Marismas de Filipinas, Provincia de Barcelona (Cataluña, Spain)
(22.05.2009)

 
     
 

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