|Albufera and Albufereta marshes
One of the finest wetlands in Europe right on the edge of the tourist development at Alcudia -
amazing it's still there! Credit must go to some determined campaigning by Spanish and British
A recent introduction to the marshes, the Purple Gallinules are a fine sight - and sound, creating an
atmosphere of their own as they squeal, squawk and crash their way through the reedbeds like a
herd of elephants!
|Juvenile and adult feeding on the open marsh
Not many waders about at this time of year, but all three small plovers showing, including
|Immature Cormorant with Coot behind (taking the Mick?)
Albufera Marsh has several thousand (!) pairs of Moustached Warbler, but August is obviously not
the time to see them at their best!
A surprise (but brief) visit from a Slender-billed Gull which dropped in for a quick dip
Juvenile Woodchat Shrikes are a lot more confiding than their nervous parents. I was able to walk
right up to this one as it tucked into the local insect population.
Ospreys breed on the marsh and often fish in the channels and perch up in the trees in the middle of
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