A dreamlike wonderful long weekend I was able to spend at Doñana! The thermometer in the car showed in the early morning indeed only 1,5°C, but this didn't stop me to use the first sunlight:
Before me, the Glossy Ibis had gotten up:
The night definitely was rather cold for the flocks of birds, but now …
… the Willow Sparrows welcomed the day that just had started …
… and the many-voiced birds concert was just a Symphony of nature. Heart-balm pure!
Also Miss Linnet was shortly posing:
The Meadow-Pipit was a little bit more patient:
A Water Pipit I only was able to see once and for only very short. And now I met this cute guy, who seemed not at all to be impressed by me in the car during foraging. I even was able to film him:
So nice to watch how he was foraging at the bank in the small grove, whereby he …
… sometimes teared up the small strands forcefully. Similar like a Turnstone
He seemed to feel very well in his winter reservoir! Nearly for one hour I was able to watch this little guy, until a Wagtail appeared, who forcefully shooed him out of this small territory.
This Wagtail behaviour I already observed quite often at the Rio Grande, where the Gray Wagtails hardly get a chance to pick something in peace. But: as I came on the next day to the same place, the Water Pipit was there again! One of my films I shall upload at YouTube within the next days.
In the second part of the report we'll go to Dehesa de Abajo and to the there wintering Whitestorks.