When we first arrived in Majorca the first bird we saw was a hoopoe, which I gather is fairly common here on the island. On that occasion I didn’t have my camera with me and have spent the last couple of days searching around the farmland adjacent to the hotel where we are staying searching for an opportunity to get a photo. I was particularly pleased to get another opportunity today when we revisited the Parc Natural de S’Albufera.
Black-winged stilts – is this really the time for this?
A lone avocet
Juvenile little ringed plover
We restricted our visit today to a couple of hides near the information centre and were very pleased with what we saw. The highlights were a glossy ibis, a purple heron, ringed plovers, green sandpipers, snipe, lots of black winged stilts, little egrets, cattle egrets, purple swamphen,spotted flycatchers, a local crested coot with Ariana Grande type ears and several other birds which I need to research.
The new hide at the reserve has proved the most successful for us. It must be amazing here when birds are migrating to Africa later in October, especially as that seems to be quite a rainy season.
Click below for gallery of some of the photos from today’s visit to the Parc Natural de S”Albufera on Majorca: