Monday, 24 October 2022

Barbate Marshes and La Janda, Cadiz Province, Spain.

Another unsucessful try for the AGP.
Ebird List for the La Janda maine Canal.

I was out in the area where I had been yesterday for the American Golden Plover (Chorlito Dorado Americano / Pluvialis dominica) before light and spent another 4 hours searching the pools for the bird with out any luck but still enjoyed some nice species.
Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus).

Ringed Plovers (Chorlitejo Grande / Charadrius hiaticula).

Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba) and Dunlin (Correlimos Común / Calidris alpina).

Around the pools I picked up many of the same species as yesterday including
Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Greater Flamingo (Flamenco Común / Phoenicopterus roseus), Eurasian Spoonbill (Espátula Común / Platalea leucorodia), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), Lesser Black-backed (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus), Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus) and Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Greylag Geese (Ansar Común / Anser anser) x3, Stone Curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus), Little Stint (Correlimos Menudo / Calidris minuta), Sanderling (Correlimos Tridáctilo / Calidris alba), Dunlin (Correlimos Común / Calidris alpina), Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Grande / Charadrius hiaticula), Common Redshank (Archibebe Común / Tringa totanus), Greenshank (Archibebe Claro / Tringa nebularia), Black-tailed Godwit (Aguja Colinegra / Limosa limosa), Common Sandpiper (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos), Grey Plover (Chorlito Gris / Pluvialis squatarola), Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus), Avocet (Avoceta Común / Recurvirostra avosetta), Kentish Plover (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus), Ruddy Turnstone (Vuelvepiedras Común / Arenaria interpres), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Crested (Cogujada / Galerida cristata) and Calandra Lark (Calandria / Melanocorypha calandra), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus).
Greater Flamingo's (Flamenco Común / Phoenicopterus roseus).
Greater Flamingo's (Flamenco Común / Phoenicopterus roseus).
Greater Flamingo (Flamenco Común / Phoenicopterus roseus).
Greater Flamingo (Flamenco Común / Phoenicopterus roseus).
I gave up in the end and headed off to La Janda again but as I left the site I found two Northern Bald Ibis (Ibis Eremita / Geronticus eremita) and lots more Western Cattle Egrets in the cow fields.
Northern Bald Ibis (Ibis Eremita / Geronticus eremita).
Northern Bald Ibis (Ibis Eremita / Geronticus eremita).
Northern Bald Ibis (Ibis Eremita / Geronticus eremita).
Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).
Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).
Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).
Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).
I came in at the Southern end of La Janda and drove the main canal to the turning up to the farm, along this stretch I saw Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), an immature Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Northern Lapwing (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), Northern Pintail (Ánade Rabudo / Anas acuta), Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago), Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), White Stork (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia), Great Egret (Garceta Grande / Egretta alba), Glossy Ibis (Morito Común / Plegadis falcinellus), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), 50+ Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus), Iberian Imperial Eagle (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti), probably the same immature Montagu's Harrier (Aguilucho Cenizo / Circus pygargus) as yesterday, 2x Red Kites (Milano Real / Milvus milvus), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Skylark (Alondra Común / Alauda arvensis), Sardinian (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Reed (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus) and Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), both Common (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) and Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Spanish Sparrow (Gorrión Moruno / Passer hispaniolensis), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs).
Red Kite (Milano Real / Milvus milvus) through a blistering heat haze.
Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) immature.
I took the turning up towards the farm and then dropped down the other side onto the road towards Benalup adding
Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii), Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua), Bath White (Pontia daplidice) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) to the list before I headed off home.
White Stork (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia).

Harvesting the rice while many hungry hunter watch.


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