Looking out over the small wetland expactantly we saw the usual Coots, Moorhens, some 4 Little Grebes and a female Teal. A total of 5 Common Snipes were feeding elussively on the banks while there was larger number of Chiffchaffs flitting about. A Wryneck called from somewhere, but straining ears couldn't pick up any penduline tit calls which I remeber to give them away first two years ago. A small bird flew down on the opposite bank, but my brain told me to late that it was probably a Bluethroat as it disspaeared behind a tamarisk...frustrating! Two, three have been present the last month or so but eluded me so far. Something flew into a tre closer to the hide however turning out to be a male Bluethroat! A much brighter coloured male turned up feeding on close to the water's edge on the other side giving great views when it flew into a tamarisk singing shortly. Stunning birds!
A Black-necked Grebe in Xemxija Bay fishing without a care for me on the promenade3 of a flock of 6 Skylarks feeding in a field behind Ghadira NR
Record shot of a late male Yellow wagtail on the 27/11/10 also feeding behind Ghadira NR
A Great Crested Grebe at Ghadira NR with two Spanish Sparrows flying past