Curlews and Whimbrels (Numenius arquata/phaeopus) resting on Ladrido
I could count these numbers:
- 39 Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus). It´s quite possible there was 25 more (in Cavalar)
- 412 Eurasian Curlews (Numenius arquata).
- 172+ Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus).
- 38 Common Redshanks (Tringa totanus) in the little inlet of A Lagarea/Cuíña
- 5 Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
- 40+ Red and Greenshanks (Tringa spp) in Ladrido. I think around 10 of them were T. totanus, and other 30 probably T.nebularia.
Redshanks (Tringa totanus)
- 11 Mediterranean Gulls (Larus melanocephalus), most of them adults.
- A lot of Black-headed Gulls (Larus ridibundus). Similar numbers as in winter. (46 in Ladrido, for example, and over 100-200 individuals at rest).
- 6 Great Black-backed Gulls (Larus marinus). 4 adults and 2 juvs.
- 2 Sandwich Terns (Sterna sandvicensis)
Also, I enjoyed a lot with some special watchings:
- A House Martins colony, in Espasante village. This little swallow has almost disappeared in Ferrol city, although they are part from my childhood memories. Finding a colony is always a joy reason for me.
House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
... an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) eating a fish in " O Cavalar":
..and a Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope), on July!!
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
I don´t remmember now, but it´s posible this was my earliest record from this species in Summer migratory pass.
And no more. See you here, in "Bichos".