Two days ago myself, Javi and Angel organised a trip out to Peralvillo. Whilst having a chat and a walk by the marshy area near the farm to the right we found some new arrivals such as the Collared Pratincole.
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola), a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
There was this Gull-billed Tern also back from Africa.
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica), a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
We also found a Dunlin and and a Curlew Sandpiper, both firsts for me in this region, with the Curlew Sandpiper being a first ever for me, which must both be on passage North to their breeding grounds.
Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper, a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
There were also a number of Redshanks.
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus), a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
Then there was this Cattle Egret in courtship colours. Note the redness in the beak.
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
Having seen all this though it´s pretty obvious in Peralvillo that there is so much water everything is quite spread out, not just over the reservoir but more than likely over the whole of la Mancha since this year we have so many lakes due to rain. However there are hundreds of egrets of all types and a lot of herons as well as the Squacco herons mentioned before and a Little Bittern which has been seen there. We did also spot a Gadwall which is a bit unusual for this site.
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Mirando tus fotografías y echando un ojo a las mías, creo que hemos hecho distinta ruta pese a fotografiar las mismas aves. Me encantan… Te recuerdo que aún estás a tiempo de que te cambie la cámara, no te lo pienses mucho que se termina la oferta… 😉