lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

Remolar-Filipines 04/12/2011

Yesterday, my dad and I made a short trip to the Delta del Llobregat.
On the way to the hides, along the "riera" there were Pochards and some passerines (like Chiffchaff). Once at the hides, we mounted the scope and started watching, between a quite large flock of Lapwings were some Spotted Redshanks, Golden Plovers and Dunlins. A Marsh Harrier and a Sparrowhawk appeared and all the Lapwings flew away, in the middle of the Lapwing group we realized a Glossy Ibis. It sat down on one of the islands near to the hide. There were also Shelducks, Purple Swamphens, Wigeons and other waterbirds.

On the way back, I found two Tufted Ducks at the "riera", there were also two Black Necked Grebes.

viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2011

Pelagic from Tarragona 26/11/2011

Last saturday I went to one of the pelagics made from Tarragona,
 At the harbour of Tarragona we could see some Shags, a Sandwich Tern and some Cormorants. We continued and started throwing fish, to attract the seabirds, soon, we had a quite large number of Gulls behind us (most of which Mediterranean, Yellow Legged and Black Headed). Soon there appeared the first Gannets who showed brilliantly, there were also Balearic and a few Yelkouan Shearwaters. The most important species of the day were 3 Razorbills who we saw flying to the north.

miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

Remolar-Filipines 13/11/2011

Last sunday I went to the Delta del Llobregat with my mum.
While walking along the riera, we saw some Pochards, a Great Crested Grebe and a Kingfisher.
Once at the hides we could observe plenty of Ducks (although Wigeon hasn't arrived yet), waders (Spotted Redshank, Lapwings, Snipes, Golden Plovers) and two Greylag Geese.
After some time, I noticed a Common Buzzard perched on a tree. Suddendly, all Lapwings started to fly, it was a Marsh Harrier, who was hunting.
Some Pintails also flew over the hide and some Cormorants and Reed Buntings were also present.
On the way back I also saw Stonechat.

viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2011

Delta del Ebro 30/10/2011

Last sunday I went with my father to the Delta del Ebro.
We arrived and our first birding point was Pont de Través. There was the usual stuff, Coot, Red Crested Pochard, Great White Egret, Kingfisher...
We continued and stopped at the Salines de Sant Antoni, where we saw Greenshank, Cormorant and other common species. We tried also to see something at the trabucador, but there was too much people and we only saw some Great Crested Grebes, Turnstones and Sanderlings.
After the trabucador we went to la Tancada, but there wasn't much activity appart from the Flamingos so we decided to have lunch and then go to Riet Vell reserve. Once there we started observing. Suddendly, a Water Rail flew over some reeds very close to the hide, I could see it again a minute later, it was my second sighting of this species.
I had seen Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher, Purple Swamphen and Common Snipe but the best was to come. My dad was having a siesta and i was looking at some Coots when suddendly something big flew across the reeds in front of me. i didn't know what it was until I realized it was a Bittern!!! I woke up my dad who could get a quick look before it dived into the huge reed extension.
From Riet Vell we got to l'Alfacada, up to the big tower. From there I saw Dunlins, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Reed Bunting, Greylag Geese and others.
Finally, as we were driving home i saw a very big formation. We got out of the time and with the scope I could identify them, Glossy Ibis.

viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2011

New tele for my camera!

On tuesday I got a call from a photography shop, my reservation had arrived. THe next day I went with my mum to get it. It was a teleobjective for my camera (Canon EOS 1000D).
It's the Sigma 150-500mm.
I can't wait to get out to make my first pictures!!!  :)

domingo, 28 de agosto de 2011

Holiday report: 4-Photos

I'm Sorry about the order, but it didn't work very well. The first four photos are from Benasque and the rest (except for the two last ones, which are from Germany) are from Scotland.

Nice Panoramic vision of the Pico d'Alba (3107m)
Black Guillemot
Fulmar Chick
Black Guillemot
Cliffs on Mainland (Orkney)
Great Northern Diver

Cliffs at Mainland

Arctic Skua
Great Northern Divers

Grey Seal

Red Deer
Dunes at Sanday
 Short Eared Owl
 Smoo Cave (Durness)
Ringed Plover

Common Gull
Arctic Skua
 Great Skua
 Arctic Skua
 Red Deer

 Grey Seal
Great Skua
Common Dolphin
 Great Skua