Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Evrota Delta

Species of interest from yesterday's visit to the delta included 25+ Little Egtret, 9 Squacco Herons, 9 Garganey, a Ferruginous Duck, 10+ Wood Sandpiper, a Turnstone, 3 Water Rail (calling), 4 Red-footed Falcons, 4 Marsh Harriers and a single Montagu's Harrier. The Garganey were very wary however I did manage to get a couple of shots.

Garganey in the Evrota delta 26/4/2014

The delta is protected under EU legislation as a Natura 2000 site based on the importance of its sand dune systems and the role it plays as a migratory stop over for Glossy Ibis. It was therefor disapointing to see this solar panel farm, built in the last 2 years it occupies an area of the delta where we have regularly seen Gloosy Ibis feeding in previous years.


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