Today we had been at the White Stork Colony at San Roque, where nearly all the nests were occupied and …
… Bonnie and Clyde as well as …
… Hans and beautiful Inge looked like they just came out of the washing mashine. Well Inge might be just in the spin cycle!
Only from the distance I got sight of this speedy Sparrowhawk:
In not so much of a hurry were the numerous Griffon Vultures, which enjoy the thermal updraft of this wonderful day:
We continued our drive to the garbage dump of Los Barrios, where we met lots of White Storks. Some were banded and I'll list those at the end of the report:
The numerous Cattle Egrets seemed to have coloureds today:
Between all these numerous big birds we also discovered this chiffchaff:
Again and again we saw huge groups of Griffon Vultures circling far up the sky, but suddenly I discovered among them this Monk Vulture. Up to now I have never seen this huge Vulture at Los Barrios:
On the way home we passed the picturesquely situated Palmones with Gibraltar in the South and …
… the docks of Algeciras in the West:
Seldom before I have seen as many Water Fowls there. Very far away, but at least recognizable you can see Oystercatchers:
Unfortunately I cannot say with certainty who is walking to and fro beside of the Cormorants. It just was too far away:
And here come the banded White Storks, which we met at the garbage dump of Los Barrios. I'll try to find out more. And I would be most thankful for any kind of help!
White Stork - band no C3A7. This is an old acquaintance is breeding at the Stork Colony of San Roque:
White Stork - band no 1019:
White Stork - band no AE314 DER:
White Stork - band no 5/30:
White Stork - band no 7H38:
It was a terrific day! The Stripeless Tree Frogs were vociferously to be heard all over. Which means, that the guys in my own garden-pond also might start soon!