These days the water reservoir of the river
It is not difficult to make a route in a day and to see near 50 species of birds.
Waders, Herons, Gulls, but mainly birds of the Anatidae family.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos).
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca). A bird, although the presence of this species can indicate that it is of captivity, have already been several the homologations of this species in the peninsula.
Smew (Mergellus albellus). Another species of doubtful origin, with many possibilities of natural origin.
Smew (Mergellus albellus) photo by Manuel Estébanez
Red-knobbed coot (Fulica cristata). It is not the first registry in the north of
Red-knobbed coot (Fulica cristata) by Manuel Estébanez
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea): Three spectacular birds. Birds of uncertain origin too.
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna): Four birds.
Common Shelduck below and Ruddy Shelduck above
Historically this water reservoir has been a place chosen by thousands of Red-crested Pochard as to moult site.
Without justified cause, for years, the number of Red-crested Pochard has been littler, years with only possible to find four or six birds.
We hope starting from this year, they return in great flocks.