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domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2012

Herons in the "ria" of Ferrol

   Sunday morning I returned to the ria of Ferrol (I don´t know an exact translation into english, cause isn´t neither a typical estuary nor a fiord). I intented to see Divers (Gavia immer) again. There, in the shores of Maniños, I met Paula, a biologist girl who wanted to watch Divers too, and so David Martinez and family, who was counting Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis). He said to me there were 38 individuals.

 From O Seixo little wharf, we were watching a lot of herons that use this banks for feeding during low tides. Among numerous Little Egrets a Great Egret standed out.

 Little and great Egrets (Egretta garzetta/alba)


 The Great Egret became to be a common species in Galiza wetlands last years, and today has a regular presence as a winter bird.

 Great Egret looking at Little Egret (what on earth could it be thinking about?)

 Great Egret (Egretta alba)

Grey Heron is much more abundant in number. About 110-120 Grey herons pass winter in the ría of Ferrol (and a similiar number of Little herons, but hardly 2-3 Great Egret)

 Map of Ferrol , with location of watchings (as a blue circle)


  I used an individual was quite close to shore for practising with my bridge camera. It´s very posible in a few days a big change will become that make long distance photography a bit easier. I expect!

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

See you soon.

2 comentarios:

  1. Las cuatro últimas entradas en inglés, castellano, galego y reintegracionista... ¿para cuándo en esperanto?. ;-P

    Toño Salazar

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  2. Buf, non pides nada!Esperanto!! Que conste que isto que eu fago debera ser algo común e habitual por estas terras europeas e plurilíngües. E aínda me han chamar "nacionalista" os túzaros de sempre por escreber un "cê cedilhado"...

    Un abrazo

    PD: Falando en serio, cando era rojo e militaba no Ateneu libertario de Ferrol coñecín un fulano que coñecía o esperanto. Desde logo había personaxes moi curiosos na CNT (e moi boa xente tamén, aínda que non comparto as súas ideas)

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