Birding at Fuente de Piedra Lake and Guadalteba Farmlands (Costa del Sol, malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

Interesting bird watching morning with the first signs of migratory movements...

Photo: Juvenile Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)

Have a look at some more pictures and the complete list of 51 species observed below!

The highlights of the day were five juveniles of Montagu’s Harriers in the surroundings of Campillos, Stone Curlew, a few Alpine Swifts in flight over the farmlands, nice views of a pair of light and dark morph Booted Eagles, and relatively very close views of two Lesser Flamingos next to the Visitors Centre.

The signs of migratory movement were a little flock of Shovelers, a Teal and some Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the Laguneto.

The funny point was the presence of two Egyptian Geese next to the Laguna Dulce in Campillos... Where will they come from?

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Alpine Swift Apus melba
2 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
3 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
4 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
5 Black Kite Milvus migrans
6 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
7 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
8 Booted Eagle Aquila pennata
9 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
10 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
11 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
12 Coot  Fulica atra
13 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
14 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
15 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
16 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
17 Gadwall  Anas strepera
18 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
19 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
20 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
21 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
22 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
23 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
24 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
25 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis
26 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
27 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
28 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
29 Lesser Kestrel  Falco naumanni
30 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
31 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
32 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
33 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
34 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
35 Pallid Swift  Apus pallidus
36 Pochard  Aythya ferina
37 Quail Coturnix coturnix
38 Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina
39 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
40 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
41 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
42 Shoveler Anas clypeata
43 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
44 Stone Curlew  Burhinus oedicnemus
45 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
46 Swift  Apus apus
47 Teal Anas crecca
48 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
49 Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senator
50 Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
51 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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