How life goes …! Now I had been at the Lake Steinhude, where the rare Ferruginous Ducks are repopulated again, and were I couldn't even find a single one. So what a joy to be able to see them at all and that at the Mouth of the Guadalhorce:
As it is written in the books of birds, male and female are on first sight only to distinguished by the color of the eyes, light for the males, dark for the females::
""Well, notice! The stars at the Guadalhorce-Mouth are we, the male White-headed Ducks!" one of them rose up:
Too funny the numerous Stilt chicks of different ages, which …
… were guarded with unlimitted patience …
… by their parents:
And here the stars of the Rio Viejo: two already big Avocet chicks, who were born at the Guadalhorce:
And also the pair at the big lagoon had been breeding successfully and …
… three only few days old chicks were constantly walking the banks permanently foraging:
As Mum then showed them how to train their wings the little ones were astonished!
The photo is not really a good one, but shows one of the five Purple Herons, we saw!
With this, still young Flamingoes you see, how …
… their wings slowly but steady are changing to pink color
It was a tremendous day at the Guadalhorce-Mouth!