Continuing with our selection of species from the marismas, today it's the turn of one of the most elegant of its inhabitants - the Purple Heron. A ground nester, usually deep in the reeds, this year has provided ample cover for these birds to nest in.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Continuing with our exploration of special species that breed in the marismas (marshes), today I post photographs of the Collared Pratincole. This species is a trans-Saharan migrant which winters in the Sahel and semi-arid areas south of the Sahara Desert's edge. The birds that breed in the marismas arrive during the course of March. These photographs have been taken between March and May this year.
Posted by Clive Finlayson at 9:44 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Today I'm breaking from the usual format of this blog and from the mountain theme of recent posts. I just want to share with you one of those great days of migration, full of heart-stopping moments, that come from time to time. The winds over Gibraltar on Friday 14th May were strong and from the north-west. The temperature was cold for the time of year, starting at 13C at 7am and only rising to 20C. The strong winds kept the feeling of cold.
Posted by Clive Finlayson at 1:01 AM