Monday, 6 November 2017

El Faro, Fuengirola, Malaga Province.

A few hours down on the coast.

Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta).
I dropped Jayne off in the centre of Fuengirola for a bit of shopping and went just along the coast to the beach and sea watch hide near the Lighthouse at El Faro.
Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta).
Birds seen included 11 immature and 39 adult Northern Gannets (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus), 39 Balearic (Pardela Balear / Puffinus mauretanicus) and 6 Cory's Shearwaters (Pardela Cenicienta / Calonectris diomedea), 3 Great Skuas (Págalo Grande / Stercorarius skua), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), 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), Sandwich Tern (Charrán Patinegro / Sterna sandvicensis), Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba), Ruddy Turnstone (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres), Whimbrel (Zarapito Trinador / Numenius phaeopus) x1, Kentish (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus) x3 and a single Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Grande / Charadrius hiaticula) which was carrying a couple of colour rings, Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor).
Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba).
Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba).
Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba).
Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba).
Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Grande / Charadrius hiaticula) with colour rings.
Whimbrel (Zarapito Trinador / Numenius phaeopus).
Northern Gannet (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus).
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus).
Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Mediterranean (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus), Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii) and Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus).

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