Guadalhorce-Mouth near Málaga
April 27 2011

Dear reader!

Finally we had the opportunity to visit again the very much liked Guadalhorce-Mouth!

Besides of two Purple Herons, which we only could see from very far, about 60 Little Egrets were resting at the Guadalhorce, which

had a hard time against the already breeding Stilts, because these won't tolerate the big Herons in their breeding area:

Three Squacco Herons didn't even dare to land near the Stilts:

Also the Black-crowned Night Heron rather stayed at a quiet place far away from all the happenings:

Isn't that beautiful?

The small Kentish Plover is shocked, as its nest neighbor is turning a round on his little islet for feeding:

"Well, keep calm, I don't want to have your eggs!" Mrs. Stilt is calming down the excited Kentish Plover couple:

But Mrs. Kentish Plover don't trust the peace and continues with her deflection maneuvers:

But a little later peace returned and both ladies continue breeding, surrounded by Curlew Sandpipers, Pied Avocets and White-headed Ducks:

Best regards

Birgit Kremer

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