Bird watching at the Fuente de Piedra Lake and Guadalteba Farmlands

Marco and I have spent a wonderful day with a good record of 57 different species.

Photo: Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus)

Have a look at many more pectures and the complete list of birds observed below!

The Fuente de Piedra Lake is looking fantastic after the rain. There was only a little flock of Flamingos on the north east corner of the lake in the morning, not far from the Visitors Centre, but they flew away from our bins though stayed within our telescope range later on.

Some other birds around here were lots of Stone Curlews, Cattle Egrets, Black-winged Stilts, Spanish Sparrows, Red-crested Pochards, Black-necked Grebes, Bluethroats and a Marsh Harrier mobbing a dark morph Booted Eagle.

The visit to the laguna Dulce was very profitable too, with five different raptors in the area (Red Kite, Peregrine Falcon, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier and Kestrel) creating a big deal of consternation among the Lapwings, many Cranes, White-headed Ducks, Ferruginous Duck, Calandra Larks, a lonely late Knot and a beautiful flock of Little Bustards.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
2 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
3 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
4 Black-necked Grebe  Podiceps nigricollis
5 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
6 Bluethroat  Luscinia svecica
7 Calandra Lark  Melanocorypha calandra
8 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
9 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
10 Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita
11 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
12 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
13 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
14 Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos
15 Coot  Fulica atra
16 Crane  Grus grus
17 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
18 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
19 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
20 Gadwall  Anas strepera
21 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
22 Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus
23 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
24 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
25 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
26 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
27 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis
28 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
29 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
30 Knot Calidris canutus
31 Lapwing  Vanellus vanellus
32 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
33 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
34 Little Bustard  Tetrax tetrax
35 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
36 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
37 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
38 Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis
39 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
40 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
41 Pochard  Aythya ferina
42 Raven  Corvus corax
43 Red Kite Milvus milvus
44 Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina
45 Robin Erithacus rubecula
46 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
47 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
48 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
49 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
50 Song Thrush  Turdus philomelos
51 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
52 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
53 Stone Curlew  Burhinus oedicnemus
54 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
55 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
56 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
57 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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