viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2012


The first day after my arrival I woke up at 7:30 and was at the Riet Vell observatory at 8:00.
There were many Barn Swallows and Sand Martins. There were also a Squacco Heron, other Herons (Night, Grey, Cattle and Little Egret), a large flock of Black-Tailed Godwits with a Ruff, some Snipes and many Flamingos.

 Barn Swallow and Sand Martin
 Squacco Heron
 Juv. Flamingo
At 9:00 AM Ignasi Ripoll, the person who runs SEO Riet Vell brought us to a canal where we started extracting Apple Snails. An exotic species that causes important damages to the local fauna and the ricefields. While extracting it a large group of Glossy Ibises flew over us like some Bee Eaters (I couldn't see them), Gull-Billed and Whiskered Terns.
After having luch I took another look at the reserve, with more Flamingos, Wood, Common and Green Sandpipers, other waders, Kingfisher...
In the late afternoon we took the car and made a short trip to the Trabucador, with some Audouin Gulls, a Sandwich Tern and some Kentish Plovers.
 Ad. Flamingo
 Sunset over the lagoon

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