Friday, 30 July 2010

Newly born Bee-eaters

Quick afternoon visit at Isola della Cona (GO) produced: Pygmy Cormorant, Night Heron (1 ad, 1 juv), Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk (1 f hunting over the marsh), Black-winged Stilt (in good numbers), Little Ringed Plover (1 juv.), Little Stint (4 in summer plumage - feeding on exposed muddy areas), Wood Sandpiper, Redshank (2), Black Tern (3 juvs flying in the inner marsh), Bee-eater (local nest: the pair regularly visiting the nest and feeding the youngs - see pics), Sand Martin (over the marsh with Swallows and House Martins).