Sunday, 4 October 2015

Ebro Delta Bird Festival

In mid- September I found myself in sunny Tarragona, Spain in the Ebro Delta some 90 minutes drive south of Barcelona. The Delta is a coastal expanse of ricefields that at this time of year is in the process of being harvested. It is at this time that wonderful marshy wetland areas are exposed after the harvest - a magnet for a plethera of birds. 
 A view from the fair to the coast
 The venerable raptor guru, Dick Forsman, delivering a talk
I was visiting the 2nd ever Ebro Delta Birding Festival as a general spectator. It was my first visit to the area in 13 years but I remembered nothing of it during my exploration!
 Audouin's Gull 
 Can anyone name this dragonfly?
 Little Egret
 Yellow Wagtail (Iberian race)
 Booted Eagle
 This field is rammed with waders - believe me!
 Another Audouin's Gull
 Pied Flycatcher 
 TUB checking a Great Reed Warbler 
The SEO Birdlife reserve next door to my hotel

1 comment:

Belgian Birding said...

Hi David,
my guess would be Sympetrum fonscolombii but my dragonfly booked is still in one of my unpacked boxes having recently moved apartment!