Sunday, 28 November 2010

Winter waders, gulls and grebes

Some sightings from today's birding at Valle Cavanata NR and Banco Mula di Muggia (Grado-GO): about +200 Pintails, nice numbers of Wigeon on the sea (some thousands), 300 Pochards, several Tufted Ducks, 1-2 Goldeneyes, 1 Black-throated Diver, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebes (in the Averto canal), Pygmy Cormorant, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, 1 RINGED PLOVER, several Kentish Plovers (on the beach), Grey Plover, several hundreds Dunlin at the roost, 1 Redshank, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT among Dunlins, Curlew, 2 Common Gulls, 3 Med Gulls, Sandwich Tern and 2 Ravens that flew overhead near Staranzano (quite rare bird for the area).
The pics above: last year's Bar-tailed Godwit and Ringed Plover.