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Old Thursday 17th March 2016, 09:21   #1
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Urdaibai Reserve, Basque Country, Spain

Good potential here. Already waders, terns and ducks visible, though a bit distant at the moment:

http://www.birdcenter.org/en/birds/b...urdaibai-marsh

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Old Thursday 17th March 2016, 09:23   #2
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Spoonbills at the moment. The camera is being moved around a bit.
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Old Thursday 17th March 2016, 13:44   #3
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The movements of this camera seem to be pre-programmed as it repeats the cycle every so often. Gives a variety of viewpoints I suppose.
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Old Monday 21st March 2016, 09:37   #4
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Loads of Greenshank, Spoonbill Coots, ducks, Pied wagtail and 2 Marsh Harriers so far this morning. Sometimes I curse the camera for not staying still. sometimes I like it for doing a reserve-wide scan. This is a stopping-off spot for Osprey I believe.
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Black-winged Stilt has shown up in the last couple of days, with Common sandpiper moving through. Temperatures have veered bewteen 8 and 24 degrees in the daytime. Once it warms up there could be more goodies:
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White Storks stopped by:
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Old Tuesday 26th April 2016, 07:37   #7
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Currently an Osprey visiting:
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Isn't it a re-introduction site for Osprey?
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Isn't it a re-introduction site for Osprey?
Could well be. I've seen a mention of the site on Roy Dennis's pages, but haven't had much time to imvestigate the background.

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Isn't it a re-introduction site for Osprey?
You seem to be right. Here's the Osprey on a nesting platform (someone appears to be controlling the camera to linger on it for some minutes):
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You seem to be right. Here's the Osprey on a nesting platform (someone appears to be controlling the camera to linger on it for some minutes):
I try to make a habit of it ;-)
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This stream now dead.
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A couple of egrets out now...
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A couple of egrets out now...
I'm seeing 4 Spoonbills (shape and feeding action) and a probable Egret sp. in flight....
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Strange, The YouTube feed is 'ended', but the link in my first post has a picture, though not a very interesting one at the moment (just trees).
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Plenty of birds at the moment at this Reserve. In recent days lots of passage waders (Green Sandpiper
included). Today there seem to be lots of hirundines around, along with the usual herons, egrets and Marsh Harriers. Worth watching because you never know. 5 minutes ago a flock of Turtle Dove streaked across the screen. Unfortunately distances are usually too great to identify the smaller waders, but one gets odd glimpses.
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Frustrating glimpse of large-headed looking BOP just now, but rain set in and it disappeared. The white front may be an artefact of the image rather than real (light conditions weren't very good). Green Sandpiper, Redshank and up to 70 Spoonbill seen yesterday & today.
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Spoonbill numbers increasing all the time just now. Probably over 100 at the moment. Others during the last two days included 2 Osprey, Green Sandpiper again and lots of Redshank, Greenshank and Dunlin.
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Could well be. I've seen a mention of the site on Roy Dennis's pages, but haven't had much time to imvestigate the background.
It's a reintroduction site, certainly.

In case someone visits Bilbao, the place (Urdaibai Bird Center) can be reached by bus, it's roughly a one hour ride.
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Old Tuesday 7th February 2017, 11:28   #21
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There is now also a Garden Bird Cam available:

http://www.birdcenter.org/en/birds/b...s-garden-birds
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The location of the camera has now changed in this reserve. It is both lower, and from the opposite direction to its former outlook. If it stays that way until autumn migration gets going it will be better for views of waders etc. Just at the moment, because it's 'the doldrums', things are a bit quiet.
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As predicted, if this camera can be retained in its current position, the possibility of close views of waders, and the chance of oddities, has vastly increased nover the older more distant cam:
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Still allowing vastly improved views:
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Much Improved and could bring In some great birds over the next few months
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