What’s That Bird? Photography and Wild Birds. Donana Wetlands in Southern Spain.

I have few words this month and although I hope for everyone to be safe and well I know that there is much worry and suffering for so many. Our life here goes on much the same but without the social contact and nature trips like this one from February. We set out on our annual pilgrimage to Donana wetlands where we hope to see great flocks of flamingos. One of our favourite places en route is by the bird sanctuary of Canada de los Pajaros. Many storks gather and nest here. So we stopped to see storks flying high together in a very bright blue sky, nesting in the pines, and making their wonderful bill clapping sounds.

After being quite stork struck I wandered up the path. There was bird poo all over the prickly pear, so I looked up. There were lot of large stork nests. I saw a bird move so got the camera on it. I thought it might have been a young stork or egret. The first photo told me very little but the next few meant that I had got on camera the birds that had eluded me last year.

Yes, indeed, the beak gives it all away and I finally got some good photos of a spoonbill.

Hope this may have made you wonder a little bit about nature and the amazing diversity of birds and beaks. For everyone lisening and looking more at the wonderful birdlife around us. Lets cherish the birds and keep them safe too with good conservation of the habitats they need.

Rushing to update now as this all ran ahead of me and published with a mind of its own. More on Donana and explorations around Finca Navasola next time. Love to all.

22 thoughts on “What’s That Bird? Photography and Wild Birds. Donana Wetlands in Southern Spain.”

    1. Sorry for slow response but slow internet. Rural life but hay, all good here. Impressed by your prime minister too. She is certainly a leader and hope all is good for you and yours. Was lucky to capture the spoonbill.

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  1. Interesting to see white storks nesting. They migrate as far south as South Africa, but very few breed while here and only in a very few isolated regions. I love your photos of the spoonbills, and was interested to see how they differ from African spoonbills (who have red faces and pink legs and no crest).
    We can look forward to the time in the future when perhaps such nature trips will once again become possible. In the meantime it is comforting to know that the birds continue on in such places.

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    1. Interesting, I will look up the African ones. There are also glossy ibis in the Wetlands. I hope too there will be travel again with a very good nature purpose and as sustainable as possible. Storks are amazing travellers, some fitted with satellite tracking too to see where they go!

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      1. The glossy ibis occurs in some regions of southern Africa too. Yes when travel does resume (for humans) one can hope it will be of a more sustainable nature.


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