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Villafáfila Ponds II. Lapwings and ducks.

Posted Friday 24th April 2015 at 07:56 by Moncho
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Upon I parked the car at the observatory Laguna de Barillos at km 11 of the ZA-715 carrtera I saw a couple of skylarks.
Barillos Pond was completely dry therefore I went to Paneras Pond. Three dozen mallards flew toward it. They landed in the pond. I could also see some teals. Before I arrived I had seem some birds. They proved to be lapwings. In fact they were 66 lapwings.
Among ducks and teals there was two small wader in the background, Perhaps...
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Posted Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 22:34 by Tim P
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Green Sand in Donegal- Inishowen Peninsula

Posted Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 20:40 by Green Sandpiper
Had 10 days on the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal, which (as I found out) is a key birding area in Ireland, encompassing moors, bogs and sea cliffs, plus a massive sea Lough (Swilly)

Sadly, this was a family holiday, so I couldn't go birding every day. Anyway, with the caveats in place...this was some of the best birding I've ever had, and most of it was done by osmosis- the birds came to me. Over the ten days, got in excess of 70 species, including a dozen or so year ticks, and...
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Previous sightings

Posted Sunday 19th April 2015 at 19:18 by Dollymos15
Here is a list of birds that I have seen previously on my walks to and from work:
Kestrel- seen most morning during February and March, hovering near the bridge.
Barn Owl- only seen once at dusk in late February, near the foot bridge
Long tailed tits- seen regularly at various points along the river.
Greater Spotted woodpecker- heard most days and seen on playing field at rear of estate.
Megansers- often seen
Great tits and Blue tits- very common
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A grand day out!

Posted Friday 17th April 2015 at 13:46 by Rick and Elis
The days running up to publishing the Wader Quest sponsors' newsletter can be, to say the very least, fraught. As a result of all the pent up stress it is always a good idea to have a day off on the day following publication and distribution, to let the pressure out of my veins and remove all thoughts of editing from my addled brain.

So, what do wader conservationists do to unwind and forget about their day to day troubles? Well they go wader watching of course...
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