Murcia Spain September ’15

Dave R reminded me to put up some pics from a recent few days in Murcia Spain when I was staying out there with a cousin at his holiday home, so here goes …..

I saw 45 species in total which considering it was a family holiday was not to bad really. Below 20 odd of the species I saw and photographed, hope you like Dave? 😉

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Yellow Legged Gull – seen all over the Mar Menor coastline

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Kestrel – seen flying over the mar Menor on from a boat while heading to Santiago de la Ribera

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Little Egret – this one seen at Los Nietos

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Sandwich Terns – seen at Los Nietos

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Oystercatcher – seen as the sun was setting at Los Nietos

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Curlew Sandpiper (I think?) – seen at Salinas de San Pedro

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Slender Billed Gull – seen all over the Mar Menor coastline

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Mediterranean Gull (I think?) – seen at Los Nietos

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House Sparrow – seen all over

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Hoopoe – seen once at Los Nietos

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Turnstone – seen at Mar de Cristal beach

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Grey Heron – seen at Los Nietos

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Greenshank – seen at Los Nietos and Mar de Cristal beach

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Black Necked grebe – seen at Los Nietos and Mar de Cristal beach

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Sardinian warbler – seen at Los Nietos

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Greater Flamingo – seen at Salinas de la San Pedro

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Thekla Lark? 1st thought Crested Lark (always learning!) – seen at Calblanque (Punta del Cojo)

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Ruff – seen at Salinas de la San Pedro

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Ringed Plover – seen at Los Nietos

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Common Sandpiper – seen at Los Nietos

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Black Headed Gull – seen from boat on Mar Menor heading to Santiago de la Ribera

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Little Stint – seen at Salinas de la San Pedro

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Kingfisher – seen at Los Nietos

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Black Winged Stilt – seen at Salinas de la San Pedro

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Audouin’s Gull – seen along the Mar Menor coastline