Saturday, May 8, 2010

Windy morning - Ghadira and Cumnija

Eastern Bonelli's warbler two weeks ago at Ghadira Nature reserve, ringed and then seen in the field with another one. (lifer)

Temminck's Stint at Ghadira today.

Little egrets, part of flock of 14...
Record shot of female Montagu's harrier on the garigue area behind Ghadira called ic-Cumnija

Not many passerines about this morning, the few present seeking shelter from the srong north east wind and difficult to find. A female Montagu's harrier giving good views resting on the garigue before flying off was more than a good compensation. Plus two Marsh harriers, some 7 Turlte doves and two Woodchat shrikes were the good birds to see. In Ghadira a few waders were about the best being 8 Curlew Sandpipers, some 5 Temminck's stint and a Ringed Plover. Six more Little ringed plover chicks now hatched, appart from the the oldest four around two weeks now. 14 Little egrets also present, but were quite restless flying much about.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Martin well done on seeing the eastern bonellis warbler , cool photos to.