Saturday, April 28, 2018

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ SPAIN 2018

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ ⛈☀️☁️18/24C Saturday 21st until Thursday 26th April 2018 
(first of 4 visits 2018)

With my flight back to the UK not until early evening (Thursday) I made an early start at Guadalhorce to make the most of my final day. Typically, being my last day the weather was absolutely gorgeous, with a light breeze, cloudless skies and a comfortable 22C during my visit.

Lone Spoonbill at Guadalhorce
It was an enjoyable morning, with the only additions to my previous visit on Sunday Spoonbill, Ruff, Greenshank and around 20 or so Sandwich Terns.

Native to sub-Saharan Africa but having been introduced to many other regions of the world these Common Waxbills are thriving at Guadalhorce!
I've listed below my full range of species for my first visit of four to Spain this year. I've also included a number of photographs not previously published on the blog. My next visit is in fact only two weeks away when I'll be visiting the Pyrenees once more and the NorthEast coast!

Corn Bunting



Kentish Plover

Black-winged Stilt

Birds Recorded in Spain 2018...

Shelduck, Mallard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Garganey, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, White-headed Duck, Red-legged Partridge, Quail, Pheasant, Black-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Balearic Shearwater, Cormorant, Night Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, White Stork, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Greater Flamingo, Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Common Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Black-winged Kite, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Stone Curlew, Collared Pratincole, Little-ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Lapwing, Sanderling, Turnstone, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Ruff, Black-headed Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Audouin's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Common Tern, Black Tern, Whiskered Tern, Rock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Turtle Dove, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Swift, Alpine Swift, Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Roller, Crested Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Sand Martin, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Robin, Nightingale, Black Redstart, Wheatear, Black Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat, Blackbird, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Willow Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Wren, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Crested Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Woodchat Shrike, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Raven, Spotless Starling, Spanish Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Serin, Common Crossbill, Rock Bunting, Corn Bunting, Common Waxbill (134)