Last Saturday a Christmas meeting of Spanish bird friends took place at Fuente de Piedra. We were lucky, because the sky even cleared sometimes. But in the big lagoon was hardly a drop of water:
And the small lagoons, directly at the entrance ...
... were 'powder dry':
"Well, nobody around but me?"
"Yes! I AM!"
And quite far away these group of Eurasian golden plover were to be seen:
"To make it clear: EVERYBODY here listens to my command!" a male mallard called in strongest terms:
A marked marsh harrier didn´t let the ducks disturb him by one second while having dinner. Obviously she caught a rabbit:
"Better the rabbit than us!"
By that the excited stilts were at one with each other:
It was raining continuously since Saturday. Sure the constant rain gets on the nerves. , BUT for the nature it is like pure gold what is falling from the sky. Surely also the lagoons of Fuente de Piedra soon will carry water again and be a good resting place for all the water birds on their long migration and for the flamingoes - Saturday even not a single one was to be seen - a good breeding place!
Best regards and Merry Christmas to all of you!