Marismas of Odiel
May 11 2011

Dear reader!

One of the clouded days we used to get to know the nature reserve "Marismas de Odiel" at the neighboring Huelva:

Gorgeous marsh areas and salines, which for sure are used by many Birds for resting or wintering during migration time:

At this time of the year only the Curlew Sandpipers were there in big numbers, but

I also saw some Turnstones and

one Sanderling:

Scattered White Spoonbills were to be seen:

It was funny to watch the gracile Little Tern foraging. They spy, jiggle and

then are flashing vertically into the water:

Far away I discoverd an Osprey nest. One of the adult birds after a while of watching brought a fish for the two chicks. There is a webcam installed, but this doesn't work due to a technical failure.

But the webcam from the Flamingo colony was working and so I was able to see in the visitors center also the tiny Flaimgo chicks. What an unforgetable experience!

The last chapter will be about Bird observations, which I could make directly from the terrace of this nice hotel, where we were staying.

Best regards

Birgit Kremer

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