Sunday, 21 February 2010


No safari would be complete without flamingos so we went to Alcazar de San Juan and saw 300+ Greater Flamingo and a single Lesser Flamingo. Also here were 2 White-headed Duck, Black-necked Grebes, Red-crested Pochards and hundreds of other waterfowl.

So there ends the three day Iberian Safari (pic 3 Vincent ) and now I am on my way to the Azores for some winter birding.
Other interesting birds seen on this trip were the spanish forms of Green Woodpecker and Long-tailed Tit and also we saw two Black Wheatears at the dam today. Good to see common birds like Hawfinch, Sardinian Warbler, Black Redstarts, Woodlarks, Red-legged Partridge, Dartford Warbler, Serins and Hoopoe which are a treat back home. Also more migration today- a big influx of Blackcaps and Black Redstart so spring migration is well underway in this part of the world.


Graham James said...

Fabulous, Peter.
Hope the Azores is even better. Have a good time.

Peter Alfrey said...

I hope so too.
Have you seen the floods in Madeira! Hope it isn't like that on the Azores.
Hope all is well back home. I heard more snow is on the way.
Mad weather.
Cheers Graham

Graham James said...

Looks like the snow will most likely miss our area, Peter. Just a very wet week forecast.
The scenes from Madeira are shocking and it brings home how lucky we are in the UK, despite us moaning about a few inches of snow.