Quite a chorus along the dry riverbed this morning, lots of warblers of one sort or another, particularly Sardinian Warblers, and a lovely Robin also put in an appearance.
My objective for today was to get some half decent shots of gulls, particularly in flight or coming in to land, so I set myself up on the shore and waited. Didn’t have to wait very long before they began coming in to sit on the rocks or feed the youngsters.
A few more pics from the trip to the lagoon in Málaga. The long-legged Stilts, waders young and old, Plovers, Heron and some Snail Trees.
It has been many months since I made a trip to the rio Guadalhorce in Málaga so I thought it was about time. On each visit during the past couple of years, a Kingfisher has always appeared on the scene and taken up position on its favourite perch or in the nearby undergrowth, and this time was no exception.
I love raptors, including nature’s garbage collectors the Vultures. They are steady on the ground, a bit ungainly when taking off but once in the air and soaring, magnificent creatures. This one is the Hooded Vulture, Necrosyrtes monachus.
It’s still up there amongst my favourite birdies, the Gouldian Finch with its vibrant, patchwork plumage.
A quick wander along the beach this morning and there were a couple of Sardinian Warblers, Sylvia melanocephala, flitting about in the undergrowth.
This is a male Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata, surveying the scene from the comfort of its home in a hole in the branch of a tree.
We are experiencing a bit of a heatwave in Andalucia at the moment, with temperatures of 40 degrees and above, so a short wander meant I was aarding like a sweatvark within a few minutes. Most of the birds were, of course, being sensible and remaining in shaded areas.