Water level has came in a lot after last time. Yet, there is shore enough for waders feed during migration pass. It´s a pity lagoon channel doesn´t remained opened a few weeks later...
Waders feeding on banks at northwest shore of lagoon
At this rainy morning, I could count with my binoculars:
- 10 Common Ringed Plovers (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 5 Grey Plovers (Pluvialis squatarola)
- 16 Sanderlings (Calidris alba)
- 1 Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
- 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea). It seems to be lame. Maybe it´s one of we saw before.
- 70 Dunlins (Calidris alpina)
- 2 Red Knots (Calidris canutus)
- 1 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
-16 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Waders (Limosa lapponica/ Pluvialis squatarola)
Grey Plovers (Pluvialis squatarola), two ind. at right
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Gulls already form medium or big groups. Lagoon is a quite calmer place than beach (although turism has descended a lot with summer end).
Typical gulls resting in the lagoon (Larus fuscus/michahellis)
I had been walking on dunes before. And little birds pass is notorious there too! I have no photos, but could watch:
- One Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), into NW reedbed
- A possible Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) at same place. This year I´m sure watched it several times here, but couldn´t identified well enough
- A probably Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)!. After talking with Pablo Gutiérrez, I have no dubts about this identification. I expect this rare pipit will remain in Valdoviño time enough for experts could confirm this record.
Well, migration is here. Go out! and ... good watchings!!