Monday, 28 December 2020

Bolonia area and Chipiona Port, Cadiz Province, Spain.

Checking the Moth Traps and then a drive to and some birding at Chipiona fish port.
 
Dave getting ready to check the first trap.

Dave and I went out and checked the traps in the woods around the Bolonia area, as well as the moths (earlier post) we saw a couple of early Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus), several flocks of Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) that were heading out of their roosts and a few passing Crag Martins (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris).
Working through the trap.
We did the six traps, took our photo's and all the Moths were released into the surrounding bushes before we went back to Daves place and had a coffee before I headed off North towards Chipiona.
On the way I passed by several large area of salinas areas where I saw Greater Flamingo's (Flamenco Común / Phoenicopterus roseus), Slender-billed Gulls (Gaviota Picofina / Larus genei) and lots of Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus).
A selection of Gulls.

I reached the Port and spent quite a while walking around the area and the beaches either side looking through the Gulls finding
Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), Mediterranean Gull (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus), Lesser Black-backed (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus) and Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), a passing Caspian Tern (Pagaza Piquiroja / Sterna caspia) and on the pontoons Ruddy Turnstones (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres).
Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo).

On the margins amongst the trees there were
Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis) and Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula).
Mediterranean Gull (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus).

Out on the beach I picked up Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo) and out to sea I picked up a couple of Cory's Shearwaters (Pardela Cenicienta / Calonectris borealis) passing South.
Mediterranean Gull (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus).
I then went back to the car and headed into Sanlucar where I sorted my room at the hotel and then turned in.

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