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Pond of Soto de las Juntas. Second sighting hut.

Posted Friday 12th December 2014 at 07:43 by Moncho
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I kept seeing great crested grebes in the second sighting hut while it started to rain.
In the distance I saw an egret. In fact I had seen it overflying me from the first sighting hut, but from there it was impossible to see it.
Also appeared more black necked grebes, I saw two groups of two. Two thrushes flew beside me. Coots were also present. 200 meters across the pond and the rain I saw two little grebes. And thanks to a couple of colleagues who arrived...
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An early Steart

Posted Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 19:25 by efrs
As the nights draw in it has been decided that the EFRS need to wake up and get cracking just that little bit earlier. So it was 5:30 when my annoying alarm went off, blurting out its monotonous tune whilst vibrating madly on the bedside cabinet. I am well practiced in fumbling in the dark (oh er!) and soon I was dressed, fed and ready to go.

As I swung into Glastonbury to meet Andrew I noted all the lights were off at his place. Was he still in bed?

Nope, he was...
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Anniversary World Watch results

Posted Monday 8th December 2014 at 13:05 by Rick and Elis
The country with the highest list (and highest individual list) was from Peter Ericsson in Thailand with 33 species, and he still had some species that he could potentially have connected with if he had not been working that day. Additional species such as Greater Painted-Snipe, Malaysian Plover, White-faced Plover are all generally available as well as the potential for pratincoles and jacanas from that country all of which just goes to show what a great wader destination Thailand is.http://www.waderquest.org/2014/12/an...h-results.html
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Pond of Soto de las Juntas. End of October. First sighting hut.

Posted Friday 5th December 2014 at 09:43 by Moncho
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From the parking to the first sighting hut there is an almost a mile walk in which usually abound goldfinches.
Once in the sighting hut I saw before me a pair of great-crested grebes, perhaps the most common bird in the pond.
Already beginning to appear the first signs of spring plumage that will not be completed until February or March.
In the pond there is a good number of coots too.
A group of three black-necked grebes crossed the waters...
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Pond of San Juan. Chinchón II.

Posted Friday 28th November 2014 at 15:15 by Moncho
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I went up to a bluff above Pond of San Juan to see beyond the forest of reeds surrounding the pond. I saw jackdaws far away in some other crags. In the end I saw marsh harriers, ducks, and cranes, apat of shovelers and mallards.
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