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Trip Reports. March 2009

16th March.

25k North of Seville (7.30a.m.)
Great Bustard
Corredor Verde (8.45-10a.m.)
Serin, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Zitting Cisticola, Black Redstart, Cetti’s Warbler, Robin, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Corn Bunting, Stonechat, Great Tit, Collared Dove, White Stork, 2 HAWFINCH, NIGHTINGALE(H), WOODCHAT SHRIKE,COMMON REDSTART, Red Rump Swallow, Hoopoe, Red Legged Partridge, Raven, TAWNY OWL (heard), PALLID SWIFT, Black Kite, Buzzard, Kestrel, Booted Eagle, Tree Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, House Sparrow,
Laguna de Quema (10.30)
Tufted duck, Pochard, Mallard, Red Crested Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, LittleGrebe,
Dehesa de Pilas (10.30a.m.)
11 COLLARED PRATINCOLE, Quail, Glossy Ibis, Meadow Pipit, Snipe, Red Kite,
Cañada de Rianzuela (12.30-1.30p.m.)
Cormorant, White Stork, Flamingo, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Spoonbill,Black Tail Godwit, Red Crested Pochard, Pochard, Shoveler, WOODCHAT SHRIKE,Jackdaw, Booted Eagle, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, 
Reedbeds (2.00p.m.)
Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Little Ring Plover, YELLOW WAGTAIL,White Wagtail, Moorhen, Kingfisher,
Casa de Bombas – JAV (3-4.00P.M.)
Pintail, Shoveler, Teal, Mallard, Red Crested Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Black Necked Grebe,
COMMON CRANE, OSPREY, Great Egret, Little and Cattle Egret,
Avocet, Stilt, Little, Ringed Plover, Flamingo, Black Tailed Godwit, CalandraLarks, Linnet, SAVIS WARBLER (heard)
Caño de Guadimar (5.00p.m.)
Purple Swamp Hen, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Spoonbill, Flamingo, Yellow Wagtail, Quail, Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Lapwing.

Weather: Warm and sunny-light southerly breeze

Highlights: Large numbers of Glossy Ibis-1,000, Noticeable return of summer visitors: Common Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, Purple Heron, Woodchat Shrike, etc. Early Collared Pratincoles flying high calling over Dehesa de Pilas and dropping into field in Corredor Verde. Many butterflies on the wing.
18th March.
Corredor Verde (9.00a.m.)
Corn Bunting, Crested Lark, Sardinian Warbler, Stonechat, Serin, Greenfinch,Linnet, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Hoopoe, Red Legged Partrige, House Sparrow, HAWFINCH, NIGHTINGALE (heard), Woodchat Shrike, BLACK WINGED KITE, Booted Eagle, BlackKite, LESSER KESTREL, Buzzard, White Stork, Zitting Cisticola, House Martin, RED RUMPED SWALLOW, 2 Kingfisher, OSPREY, GREY LAGGED GOOSE, Azure Winged Magpie, TAWNY OWL (heard), 2 Little Owls,
Dehesa de Banco (10.45)
50 Kestrel (Sp), Calandra Lark,
Dehesa de Pilas (11.00a.m.)
Glossy Ibis, Little Egret, Cattle Egrets, Raven, Red Kite,
Cañada de Rianzuela (12 noon)
Red Crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Spoonbill, Flamingo, Shoveler, Mallard, Black Winged Stilt, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Woodchat Shrike, Jackdaw, Cormorant, Grey Heron
Casa de Bombas (2.00p.m.)
Great Egret, Spanish Sparrow, 3 REED WARBLER, GRIFFON VULTURE, 3 GARGANEY, Pintail, Shoveler, Mallard, Pochard, Black Winged Stilt, Black Tailed Godwit, Flamingo, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 COMMON CRANE, Glossy Ibis, White Stork, Black Necked Grebe, BEE-EATER (heard),
José Antonio Valverde visitors centre(4.00p.m.)
Lapwing, Avocet, Yellow Wagtail, Marsh Harrier, Flamingo, Hen Harrier, Teal, 2 BLACK EARED WHEATEAR, Quail (heard), 200 Sand Martin, SAVIS WARBLER (heard), 2 WHISKERED TERN,
Caño de Guadiamar (5.30)
3 Purple Swamp Hen, 7 PURPLE HERON, White Wagtail, Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, 2 MONTAGUS HARRIER, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail, COMMON REDSTART, 2 Black Billed Magpie, Barn Swallow

Weather: Hot and still

Highlights: One client had expresseda wish to see raptors and owls. Good views of 3 different Harriers, 3 different Kites, Eagle, Osprey, Griffon Vulture and 2 Owl species - in all 13 different raptors in the day was satisfying!
Migration continues apace with new arrivals every day. Significant numbers of Sand Martins moving North through Caño de Guadiamar.

19th March.
Corredor Verde (9.15p.m.)
Crested Lark, Stonechat, Corn Bunting, Linnet, Goldfinch, Serin, Greenfinch, Woodchat Shrike, OSPREY, Black Kite, NIGHTINGALE, Cetti’s Warbler, ROBIN, Swift, Hoopoe, Grey Lag Goose, Cormorant, Raven, Kestrel, 2 BEE-EATER, Zitting Cisticola, Great Tit
Laguna de Quema (10a.m.)
Red Crested Pochard, Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Booted Eagle, Buzzard, Red Rumped Swallow,
Cañada de Rianzuela (12.30 - lunch)
Spoonbill, Flamingo, Avocet, Black Tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier, Black Necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Jackdaw, Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull
Casa de Bombas (3.00p.m.)
Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Glossy Ibis, Great Egret, Grey Heron, BLACK STORK, Spanish Sparrow, Little Egret, Cattle Egret.
Cano de Guadiamar (4.00p.m.)
Purple Swamp Hen, Purple Heron, Flamingo, Yellow Wagtail,
JAV (4.30p.m.)
SAVIS WARBLER, Avocet, Glossy Ibis, Black Winged Stilt, Flamingo, Green Sandpiper, Black Tailed Godwit, Teal,Snipe, Little Grebe
Hato Raton (5.00p.m.)
SHORT TOED EAGLE, Spoonbill, Green Sandpiper,

Weather:  Warm and still

Highlights: Excellent photo opportunities of White Stork at their nests, also of Purple Heron in the new low reeds. Good view of singing Savis Warbler. Superb Short Toed Eagle overhead hovering. Large numbers of Glossy Ibis.
26th March.

Corredor Verde (9.15a.m.)
OSPREY, Red Legged Partridge, BEE-EATER, Corn Bunting, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Woodchat Shrike, Raven, Serin, Greenfinch, NIGHTINGALE, Night Heron, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Zitting Cisticola, Quail(h), COMMON WAXBILL, Buzzard, Kestrel, Black Winged Kite, Booted Eagle, Little Owl, Cuckoo,
Laguna de Quema(10.a.m.)
Red Crested Pochard, Pochard, Coot, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck
Laguna de Mancho Zurillo(10.30a.m.)
Cormorant, House Sparrow, Swift, Azure Wing Magpie, Black Billed Magpie
Dehesa de Pilas(11.15a.m.)
100 Collared Pratincole, Lesser Kestrel, Kestrel, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Bee-Eater
Puente de Vaqueros
Cañada de Rianzuela(lunch)12.30p.m.)
GULL BILLED TERN, White Stork, Lesser Black Back Gull, Yellow Legged Gull, Flamingo, Spoonbill, Red Crest Pochard, Shoveler, Black Necked Grebe, Jackdaw, SOUTHERN GREY SHRIKE, Booted Eagle, Marsh Harrier,
Casa de Bombas(3.00p.m.)
Green Sandpiper, WOOD SANDPIPER, Greenshank, Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Spanish Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail
Cano de Guadiamar (4.00p.m.)
Purple Heron, Swamp Hen, 5 GULL BILLED TERN, Yellow Wagtail, SEDGE WARBLER, Glossy Ibis, Flamingo, Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron, SQUACCO HERON, Calandra Lark, SHORT TOED LARK,
JAV Visitors Centre (4.30p.m.)
Redshank, Snipe, Reed Warbler, 3 Savis Warbler, 500+ Ibis, Avocet, Black Winged Stilt, Sand Martin, Red Rumped Swallow
Hato Raton (5.30p.m.)

Weather: Hot and still

Highlights: 100+ Collared Pratincole overhead hawking insects with flocks of Bee Eaters and Kestrels. Good view of Bonellis Warbler. Good Views of various raptors including Osprey and Short Toed Eagle.