Guadalhorce-mouth near Málaga
July 22 2010

Dear reader!

In spite of 35°C in the shadow we went to the Guadalhorce-mouth today. At the extreme end of the "hidden lagoon" we discovered a kingfisher, unfortunately too far away for making photos, but at least a few of these beautiful birds are at the Guadalhorce! Also much too far away a little bittern was sitting, which we could at least watch with a spotting scope for quite a while. Unbelievable how it was clinging to a stalk and with what a skill they are climbing through the stalks

And this is how a pochard is looking like after looking for food in the ground mud:

"Is that really necessary to make photos from me as dirty as I am?"

As clean as a shelled pea the young white-headed ducks come along:

And also the young stilt is showing himself from his most elegant side and very gently is taking a seat:

The big lagoon was littered with ...

... corals, black-headed gulls and yellow-legged gulls:

To our biggest joy we again also saw an adult night heron:

And a little later also two night herons flew off and just in front of the observation hut circled around. Fantastic!

Best regards

Birgit Kremer

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