Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 6 19th May 2011
Today I visited an area called El Corredor Verde del guadiamar (the green corridor) that was created after a pollution diaster in 1998. Here I had Montagu's harrier booted eagle, osprey, kestrel, quail, turtle dove,Spanish wagtail, great crested grebe and nightingale.
 A strange mammal about 18 inches long with a long thin tail with a bushy black end to it, and short legs, scurried across the road on the way home near Villamanrique. I did a quick sketch of it and later identified it with the help of the warden at the SEO hide in El Rocio as an egyptian mongoose.  
Pale phase booted eagle
                                                         A remote-control black kite!

                                                  A black Kite picking food from the lake
                                                        night heron
                                                           Moorish gecko

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