Sunday, 22 August 2010

Lagoa de St Andre 14 - 21 August 2010

We spent a week (6 days) ringing at St Andre, during which time we joined the Fearon family. The week was fairly quiet, with nothing too exciting and bird activity both ringing and visible migration being fairly slow, with evening Swallow roost being the must productive. We ringed 43 species and managed 3 new species each. Further details of the birds ringed at St Andre during August can be found at Peter Fearon's blog

Some of the birds ringed......

Crested Tits

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Woodchat Shrike

Common Sandpiper

Melodious Warbler

Red-rumped Swallow

Savi's Warbler

Iberian Chiff-chaff

White Stork

An interesting ride!

The area had a fair number of Cattle and Little Egrets, Glossy Ibis and Flamingos present with a few Purple Herons, Great White Egrets, Spoonbills and a Little Bittern seen on the 17th. Other birds in the area were the resident Black-winged Kite and Booted Eagles, with a Short-toed on 19th. Parties of Bee-eaters together with local groups of Azure-winged Magpies were present.

Some other wildlife:

Butterflies included Laing's Short-tailed Blue, African Glass Blue, Geranium Bronze (nearby at Santiago) and a couple of other Blues awaiting identification.

Can you ID this one?