Birding at the Mouth of the Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

The Little Bittern showed up maybe for the last time this year...

Have a look at more pictures and the complete list of 62 species observed below!

It has been a great birding day, because it was not only the gorgeous male Little Bittern that showed up, but we also had good views of the Osprey, Booted Eagle in light, dark and intermediate morph, Greater Flamingoes and Spotless Starlings.

And I mention Spotless Starlings because today we saw how they react to raptors. They not only flock to avoid the raptor’s dives, but also to mob it in an amazingly well coordinated teamwork. Kestrel and Booted Eagle were their victims today.

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Complete list of species observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus
2 Blackbird  Turdus merula
3 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
4 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
5 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
6 Booted Eagle  Hieraaetus pennatus
7 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
8 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
9 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
10 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
11 Coot  Fulica atra
12 Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo
13 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
14 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
15 Dunlin Calidris alpina
16 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
17 Gadwall  Anas strepera
18 Gannet  Morus bassanus
19 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
20 Great Tit  Parus major
21 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
22 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
23 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
24 Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
25 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
26 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
27 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
28 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
29 Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
30 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
31 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
32 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
33 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
34 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
35 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
36 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
37 Osprey  Pandion haliaetus
38 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
39 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
40 Pintail Anas acuta
41 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
42 Redshank  Tringa totanus
43 Redstart Phoenicurus Phoenicurus
44 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
45 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
46 Ruff Calidris pugnax
47 Sanderling  Calidris alba
48 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
49 Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea diomedea
50 Serin  Serinus serinus
51 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
52 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
53 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
54 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
55 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
56 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
57 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
58 Teal  Anas crecca
59 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
60 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
61 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
62 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
Last modified onFriday, 06 October 2017 17:09