September sojourn on board Island Sky: Part 3 - Southern and eastern coast of Spain

The Mediterranean showed its typical kind face and smoothly rocked our “Noah’s Ark” for a few days...

The break of dawn near Cadiz also left lots of seagulls by the ship, more than 300, most of them adults this time and some Audouin’s already among them.

The Mediterranean was very quiet, both in terms of weather and birds. The sea was so flat during our departure from Motril, that flyingfish and dolphins produced very good observations.

Between Cartagena and Valencia the passage of Barn Swallows flying strait to the south was spectacular. Sometimes, it seems as if they could fly in the waves as shearwaters do. Little brave birds!

The visit to the Albufera National Park in Valencia was very interesting, with a big presence of Mallards, and also Purple Swamphen, Grey Heron, Sandwich Tern, Marsh Harrier, Greater Flamingoes, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt and Avocet.

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