|LEO's vigilant eye|
The area also held a few other birds of note which included a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Peregrine hunting above the lagoon and mixed lagoon specialties like Grey Plover, Dunlin, Wigeon, Great Crested and Black-necked Grebes ect. Also quite a lot of Goldcrests in the pines.
A brief stop at the Timavo's estuary near Lisert produced a female Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Marsh Harrier, Dunlin (+10 roosting on the buoys), +10 Curlews and others. A Firecrest was calling from the small woodland by the brackish marsh.
A few days ago, while on the Karst I also had a close encounter with a male Black Woodpecker which gave brilliant close views.