Wednesday, 14 October 2015

El Faro, Fuengirola, Malaga Province.

A couple of hours at the seawatch hide and on the beach.

I spent a while walking from the parking place checking the beach for waders and picked up Ruddy Turnstones (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres) x3, Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba) x13, Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Grande / Charadrius hiaticula), Pied Oystercatcher (Ostrero Euroasiatico / Haematopus ostralegus) x1 and Whimbrel (Zarapito Trinador / Numenius phaeopus) x1. From the hide I added Yellow-legged (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Lesser Black-backed (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus) and Audouin's Gulls (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), Sandwich Tern (Charrán Patinegro / Sterna sandvicensis), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), Northern Gannet (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus) and Balearic Shearwaters (Pardela Balear / Puffinus mauretanicus), Balearic Shearwater (Pardela Balear / Puffinus mauretanicus), Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) as well as Small White (Artogeia rapae) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui).

Photographs from the top: Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba), Ruddy Turnstone (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres), Sanderling x2, Pied Oystercatcher (Ostrero Euroasiatico / Haematopus ostralegus), Audouin's Gull (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus) x3, Adouin's Gull and Great Cormorants (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo).

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