Three Dunlins

Three Dunlins

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A nice group of Black tailed...


Last sunday a took a couple of hours tho check what was going on at Zolina reservoir.

As soon as I arrived a saw a group of bird far away resting in the flooded west island. I mounted the Kowa and soon realized that they were Black tailed godwits. I counted 55 birds and one of them was ringed. Sadly I could not read the whole combination and its procedure will remain a mistery.

Asociated with them there was an interesting group of nine Common redshanks.

                                  Black tailed godwits with redshanks/120317/Zolina

Have a nice day!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A grey plover with a group

Grey plover with the rest of the shorebirds.

The past 051016 I saw a nice little group of shorebirds in the West side island at Zolina reservoir.

It was a pleasant day with no wind and not to much  sun (good viewing conditions).

In my initial possition I wasn't able to see them, but luckily one of them moved (a great plover) and it made me move to another position...then I discovered the rest of the group having a nap.

They were five great plovers,four dunlins and a grey plover.

This is till the moment the second observation of this bird this year, the other one, was in april and is always a nice one in this area. They appear now and then but almost always solitary individuals.

Monday, 19 September 2016

With some waders for a while....


Yesterday (18sep16) I had a good moment in a confortable afternoon at Zolina reservoir.

I saw eight different shorebird species including two Curlew Sandpipers , one of them juvenile.

This bird has been elusive for me this year during the spring migration (there were two sightings at the site) and I didn't expect to see them yesterday (last year I didn't see any here....)

I will write down the list of birds seen (it was a pitty that I didn't manage to relocate if they were still there three Turnstones seen the day before by Mikel, is a rare vagrant here!!).

Ruff 2
Little Stint 1
Dunlin 4
Curlew Sandpiper 2
Common Sandpiper 3
Greenshank 1
Ringed plover 10
Common Snipe 2 

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

  One Ringed plover, two Curlew Sandpiper and one Little stint.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Oystercatcher in Navarra!!

Historic day with my medium son in Zolina!!

This rarity in my province and the first for Zolina Reservoir!!


 Placing the telescope before observing this treat!!

Haematopus ostralegus

Sanpipers in Pitillas

The 15 of May of 2013 I saw those Pitillas.

Wood Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Ringed Plover.

Shorebirds in Spring 2014

A few birds of this spring (mis april - mis may).

Whimbrel with Grey plover (300414) in Pitillas

Grey plover with Redshank.

Little stint in Zolina - may 2014

Spotted Redshank (early May Zolina)

Grey plovers - early may - Zolina

Postnupcial at Zolina 2014

The past september of 2014 I managed to see a pair of Little stints with two young Dunlins.

As always a nice variety this year but small numbers.....