Saladares del Guadalentin – Paul Coombes

posted in: Birders Reports | 0

Day 2 – With rain forecast on Wednesday we wanted to visit Guadalentin. Reason being the tracks across this agricultural area would be impossible to navigate for a while, if the heavy rains fell. It was a top day and well worth the visit, with most target species found.
New birds for the trip included Hoopoe, Woodchat Shrike, Southern Grey Shrike, Iberian Green Woodpecker, BEE-EATER, LITTLE BUSTARD, Black Bellied Sandgrouse, TURTLE DOVE, ROLLER, Yellow Wagtail, Chough, MARSH HARRIER. A BLACK WINGED STILT also fed very close on one of the many reservoirs. Lots of ‘White’ Butterfly were on the wing along with a Painted Lady and Clouded Yellow.

Highlight of the day was probably listening to the Little Bustard blowing its ‘Raspberry’ call  though Paula spotting a Nightjar ‘sp’ flitting around the park lights from the apartment balcony was a smashing end to the day.
65 species to date.