Hello dear reader!
On the weekend we finally had been again at our beloved Guadalquivir. The heavy rainfalls of the last months left its marks: the roads were in quite bad condition and in many places completely impassable. And the birds? Well, they spread now about a bigger area, waterholes and wetland so that it is much more complicated to find them. But
after we had enjoyed from our hotel room in Sanlucar de Barrameda a first enthralled view to the Guadalquivir and at the opposite located National park of Doñana
we went on the way to the saline at Bonanza, where we
except a very few redshanks and
this nice guy hardly saw any water birds:
And because our usual way through the saline was simply unpassable, we took the way via the pine forest to reach the river:
A cattle egret considered adventuresome what he could do next and
already having a terrific idea and flew off, because
to get carried around by a sheep is a funny thing!
The black-headed gulls maybe, as we did, bust a gut about the nice cattle egrets:
No time at all for silly giggling had the spiders, which
had built their webs every where ...
are now really under water:
"Very well, I won´t get cold feet from down there!" Mr. Hoopoe meant a little grumpy:
And Mrs. Kestrel is sharp-eyed observing everything which maybe could move around the garbage bin:
At some point we stopped counting the seen kestrels, because
there where many many whom we met at the wayside:
"Sooee, I am also still around!" the fan-tailed warbler signaled:
And Mr. Grey heron showed us his beautiful wedding dress:
Also Mrs. Purple moorhen obviously was pleased that soon there will be offspring again:
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