Great, that the temperatures are now going down and it was possible to enjoy a wonderful observation afternoon at the Guadalhorce. Many Grey Herons were there. Some of them drying their wings after a long day in the water, which always looks quite funny, but of course they also have to dry themselves from inside:
Also the Yellow-legged Gull arrived back from the shore, to …
… take a rest at the lagoon:
A Greenshank also managed already his long way from the high North to southern Spain …
as well as this young Curlew Sandpiper, who was hiding itself all the time quite well:
A little less shy this Dunlins showed themselves, who also were happy to find a decent resting area at Málaga:
The native Little ringed Plovers and …
… Sandpipers didn't have another chance, but to share their area with the guests from the northern Europe:
Really not? This little Sandpiper nearly boiled over when, to our big joy, an Oystercatcher landed:
In their breeding area they are present in big flocks, here we are overjoyed to see at least a single one!
"I am shaking! Where ever I look, everywhere Sandpipers and Kentish Plovers are to be seen!"
"Well, this little Kentish Plover I'll give a scare before I depart to the mussel beds again!"
The afternoon came to an end and from everywhere Herons arrived, to take their sleeping places in the big lagoon. How wonderful it was!