Just terrific to spent the 1st of January at the Salines
Already from far away we discovered them! Left side a banded Osprey from Germany, in the middle a Red Kite, on the right an Osprey with prey:
While the Red Kite immediately took flight to take a seat more far away
the banded German Osprey (unfortunately the number before the ID is not readable) stayed there and
first finished most important business:
"Well, now I am feeling totally reliefed and
go on and ...
... turn a round in my terrific winter holiday area!":
"Ghee, he is a tall one!" the Whinchat is surprised:
We crossed the pine forests of Algaida to
reach the marsh areas of the Guadalquivir. Unfortunately many Pied Avocets and Redshanks were on flight, because a few walkers didn't have a better idea but to go for Northern Walking with clacking sticks.
A little bit upstream Cormorants and
Mire Crows enjoyed the idyllic calm:
We decided to enjoy the last daylight at the beach of Sanlúcar. It was low tide and an unbelievable number of shorebirds looking for food. Also this Bar-Tailed Godwit:
A flock of altogether about 300 Sanderlings fleeing from a dog and
to my biggest joy they all were landing in front of me, without
taking notice of myself:
I felt like Alice in Wonderland in the middle of all these lively birds!
An unforgettable experience!
And so this wonderful first day of the New Year found its end: