Saturday, 23 September 2017

El Faro, Fuengirola, Malaga Province.

Watching seabirds and waders from the seawatch hide on the motorway.

Whimbrel (Zarapito Trinador / Numenius phaeopus).
I parked on the side of the coastal motorway and the walked along the path to the seawatch hide seeing Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba) 20+, Ruddy Turnstone (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres) x11, Kentish Plover (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus) and then at the sea watch hide over the next 2.5 hours I counted Arctic Skua (Págalo Parásito / Stercorarius parasiticus) x2, Great Skua (Págalo Grande / Stercorarius skua) x11, Northern Gannet (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus) x11, Cory's Shearwater (Pardela Cenicienta / Calonectris diomedea) x130+, Balearic Shearwater (Pardela Balear / Puffinus mauretanicus) x90+, Sandwich Tern (Charrán Patinegro / Sterna sandvicensis) x3, Whiskered Tern (Fumarel Cariblanca / Chilidonias hybridus) x4, Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Mediterranean (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus), Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), Lesser Black-backed (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus) and Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis).
Whimbrel (Zarapito Trinador / Numenius phaeopus).
As I walked back to the car I also saw a single Whimbrel (Zarapito Trinador / Numenius phaeopus), Kentish (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus) x4 and Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Grande / Charadrius hiaticula) x2.

Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba).
Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba).
Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Grande / Charadrius hiaticula).
Audouin's Gull (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii).
Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta).

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