Sunday, 30 May 2010

A quiet afternoon

This afternoon at Isola della Cona and at the river Isonzo estuary, nothing much interesting; only: Purple Heron (1), Spoonbill (2 - one ringed), Glossy Ibis (4), Oystercatcher (2 on the estuary and 1 on the nearer mudflats), Black-winged Stilt, LRP, Little Gull (4 in the inner reservoir), Common Tern, Black Tern (2 in the inner marsh and 1 on the rivermouth), Cuckoo (showing well on a perch), Marsh Warbler (1 singing, showing well), Great Reed Warbler, Melodious Warbler (1 singing). Plus an odd duck (escape) identified as a Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis).
Purple Heron:

A ringed Spoonbill:

Cuckoo:

The odd escape (Black-bellied Whistling Duck):