At the entrance area of Fuente de Piedra there is not really much water left, but still enough for the numerous Waders to take a rest before continuing the flight to north:
"Well we have to agree to with these guest wether we want or not" the inhabitants, Stilts and Common Moorhen might think:
…. in the first …
… warm morning light
His underpart is spotted, the legs shining red … the Redshank has put on his wedding dress
Among the Curlew Sandpipers I could admire the most variable color states of their summer plumage:
My early getting up and the long drive was worth it, to …
… see these magnificent birds!
Also the Dunlins showed themselves proudly in their wedding plumage:
Same as his relatives also this fisty Little Stint has a far way ahead to his breeding area in the Tundra:
On the way home I stopped at the Rio Grande, where I could enjoyed not only the songs of the Oriole and the calls of the Bee-Eaters but also the sightings of this beautiful Wood Sandpiper with his beautiful yellow legs!