Thursday, 1 September 2016

Caleta de Vélez, Malaga Province.

A couple of hours of photographing gulls in the port.

Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis).
Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis).
I dropped Jayne off in Torre-del-mar and went just along the way to the port where I checked through the mainly immature Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis) for ringed birds. On the same beach I also saw a few Mediterranean (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii) and Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus), as well as 3x Ruddy Turnstones (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres) and a single Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba). In the area around the port I also had several Monk Parakeets (Cotorra Argentina / Myiopsitta monachus), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto). Later I met up with Jayne, we had lunch and then a walk along the prom at Torre before heading home.


Lesser Black-backed Gull (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus).





Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus).


Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis).

Mediterranean Gull (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus).

Mediterranean Gull (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus).

Mediterranean Gull (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus).

Mediterranean Gull (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus).

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