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A day away from the office on the Essex coast.

Posted Friday 10th July 2015 at 21:46 by Rick and Elis
We have been meaning to visit the place where I saw my first Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings and Grey Plovers for some time, Point Clear in Essex. In the event it was slightly disappointing as the tide was rising and had come too high to have much mud visible but we did come across a couple of Eurasian Oystercatchers and Common Ringed Plovers at the point as well as seeing a pair of Little Terns avoiding a family playing with their dog on the shingle bank.http://www.waderquest.org/2015/07/a-...sex-coast.html
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Sring in Somosaguas II. Resident birds.

Posted Friday 26th June 2015 at 07:30 by Moncho
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A month ago I wrote a post about Somosaguas newcomers birds in spring, bee-eaters, hoopoe and nightingales. But today I post about residents birds, that are most active in the spring.
As a jackdaw that took a stick with the beak. But It left it there. Perhap it was very large for the nest. Although another jackdaw tried the stick too. Other jackdaw had just take a bath.
Magpies are still more abundant than jackdaws.
A kestrel overflown me
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Moments in time/ Tears in Rain

Posted Thursday 25th June 2015 at 15:28 by Green Sandpiper
Sorry for the Blade Runner quote....

I sometimes run the risk of being too serious, of being a bit grim- minded, or of over- egging the importance of birding or being 'in the field.' Even the phrase 'in the field' can itself be a tad serious, but it conveys the duality I feel of every time one of us ventures outdoors. We love the outdoors, we love nature, we love immersing ourselves in birds, but we also owe it to nature and to our future selves to look after it. Change is inevitable,...
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Golden oriole at Paracuellos. Madrid.

Posted Friday 19th June 2015 at 07:49 by Moncho
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The last weekend I took a walk again on Jarma riverside at Paracuellos. A baby moorhen was walking along the opposite bank of the river and soon it went into hiding when it noticed me.
Most of male mallards were in eclipse. But one male keep the winter plumage.
It seems that Valdebebas treatment plant doesn´t treat so well. The river is full of foam beside it.


And a black-crowned night hero escaped from me, but a turtle rested...
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New world waders in an old world setting.

Posted Monday 15th June 2015 at 17:57 by Rick and Elis
The pull of not one, but two Nearctic vagrant waders to see so close to each other on the southern shores of the UK, was too much to resist. We had managed too suppress our desire to go and look at the Greater Yellowlegs for some time, but it remained long enough in the area that when a Hudsonian Whimbrel showed up just along the coast, we were unable to resist any longer. http://www.waderquest.org/2015/06/ne...d-setting.html
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