At 11 a.m. it still had dense fog in Fuente de Piedra and temperatures were around 4°C, but
one hour later the sun was shining:
of the lagoon near Cantarranas
all went for
the daily search for food:
But at least 4 Marsh Harriers caused a stir. Not only among the feathered friends. But also for us!
At each of their overflights
the Pied Avocets and some Black-tailed Godwits horrified took flight and
were looking for shelter at the brave Lapwings, which
before even chased away the always a little bit perky Stilts:
"Embarrasing that was!"
But also the bravest Lapwings preferred to seek shelter because of the Marsh Harriers just in front of our observation place, as well as
this green Sandpiper:
"I feel extremely uncomfortabel, but maybe you could take care of me?"
And this was, when for the first time I saw a Common Snipe in full size and beauty directly in front of me:
We just enjoyed this day until the last sunbeam and saw on the way back to the car
even this group of cranes:
But the real protagonists of the day were the Marsh Harriers, who
again and again enthrall us with their perfect flying style:
Of course there were at Fuente de Piedra also Falmingos around whose excited wedding sounds was a wonderuful background music. Well and a Bluethroat also landed directly in front of us, but unfortunately I couldn't make any photo to remember.
What a wonderful day!