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Malaga 5-12 August 2019

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Old Monday 12th August 2019, 21:10   #1
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Malaga 5-12 August 2019

I have just returned from a week in Malaga, staying at the Barcelo Malaga. From outside the hotel the bus EMT Linea 5 took us to Guadalmar and the Paraje Natural de Descomburas de Guadalhorce. This is Malaga’s equivalent of Musselburgh Lagoons but with less birders and more birds, and slightly higher temperatures.

We saw something different each day we went but always saw White-headed Duck, from the hide at Laguna Casiliero. Dragonflies were a prominent feature of most walks. Laguna Grande was usually the most productive hide. Other bird highlights included Booted Eagle, Montagu’s Harrier and Black Kite, as well as
Little Bittern, Bee-eater and Purple Heron. Viperine Snake was an addition to my meagre reptile list.

We spent a day in Ronda and the area around, Red-billed Chough was easily seen around Puente Nueva, as were Crag Martins.

Maybe early August is not the ideal time to go to Malaga for birds but it was an enjoyable overall destination.

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Old Friday 16th August 2019, 18:37   #2
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Sounds great David.I had a holiday In the Malaga area many years ago and enjoyed the birding In the area mentioned,before becoming a Mallorca Birding Junkie..!

Any photos of your trip ?
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Okay, here are some.

Little Tern, Kentish Plover, White-headed Duck and Audouin's Gull
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And some more

Flamingoes in flight
Black-winged Stilt
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Pochard
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What about the "resident" red-footed booby? Did you try to see it?
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What about the "resident" red-footed booby? Did you try to see it?
No, we stuck to Malaga. I knew about the booby but wasn’t sure if Velez Caleta and Velez Malaga were the same place.

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Nice Shots,David
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What about the "resident" red-footed booby? Did you try to see it?
I'm in the area next month - is it still around?
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I'm in the area next month - is it still around?
According to e Bird it was seen last Thursday (15th).

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