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Herons and egrets in Parque Lineal del Manzanares II. From Caja Mágica to M45 highway

Posted Friday 4th December 2015 at 06:00 by Moncho
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I continued down my road, and a little later there was a new egret. Two moorhens foraged in the riverside. After a while other two moorhens with a couple of mallards. And I began to see many ducks, so far I had seen few, but all mallards
There was little light in the rainy day and the camera was not fast enough for little birds, especially for nervous warblers. A tree sparrow among branches was challenging camera AF.
A couple of females or young chaffinches. A yellow wagtail and innumerable warblers continued moving out from my camera.
A young grey heron was on my riverside. I've checked these years that young herons are more confident than adults.
Another dozen mallards.
At the height of the Caja Mágica building what I think it was a kingfisher flew out, I tried to go across the river to see if I saw it, but it was not seen. There the path ended at a fence behind which factory noises were heard. A dozen collared doves fluttered in the trees along the fence.
A black cat was walking along the riverbank. It was a little surprised to see this feral cat. I never had seen a feral cat in this area. I think he was not looking for sparrows. I think it was looking for a bigger prey. Beside it there was two adults moorhens and two youngs.
At the end of a dead tree A woodpeckerand a wood pigeon
And after highway M-40 a good flock of seagulls flying over the river. In detail they seem lesser black headed gulls.
More moorhens, a new heron, another pair of mallards and a flying Egret
I take a photo from a warbler after they had scaped from my camera for a dozen times.
Another egret flew out towards a grey heron. I never had seen a photo of both together so near. But he got scared again and went out flying. Also the grey heron was scared and flew out.
A new egret, note the yellow feet under the black legs. Testimonial picture of a blue tit. A great tit look for insects between branches. More ducks and moorhens. A long tailed tit. And more always moving warblers. Another egret was frightened and flew out. And before I left I saw a cormorant.
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