Monday, 23 January 2017

Miraflores and El Faro, Malaga Province.

An early start to drop Steve back down to Malaga.

Long-tailed Duck (Pato Havelda / Clangula hyemalis).
Steve, Jayne and I headed down to Malaga Airport, we said good bye and then headed off to Fuengirola where I dropped Jayne off at the shopping centre and went to Miraflores where I was hoping to see the Long-tailed Duck (Pato Havelda / Clangula hyemalis) again.
I arrived and had good views of the bird but it never came out of the shade into the sun but I still got some shots. I also saw Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula).
Purple Sandpiper (Correlimos Oscuro / Calidris maritima).
On my back to meet up with Jayne I called in at the large rock on the side of the coastal motorway where I checked the sea and rocks and was very pleased to find a single Purple Sandpiper (Correlimos Oscuro / Calidris maritima) in amongst the Ruddy Turnstones (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres), Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba) and a single Kentish Plover (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus).
Purple Sandpiper (Correlimos Oscuro / Calidris maritima).
I also saw Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Feral Pigeon (Paloma Bravía / Columba livia), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Mediterranean (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus), Lesser Black-backed (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus) and Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis).
Later I met Jayne and we had some lunch before we carried on with the shopping.

Ruddy Turnstones (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres).

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