Halasto Fish Ponds


Syrian Woodpecker – nesting in a tree at the end of our road

Today we’ve mostly concentrated on the Halasto Fish Ponds, with a productive visit to a wader spot first thing. There were loads of birds about and we managed to add a dozen or so new species to our growing trip list. Here are some photos of a few of them.

A visit to another of the Red-footed Falcon breeding colonies produced about a dozen pairs



At the  central fish ponds there were plenty of heron sp. including Great & Little Egret, Bittern, Squacco, Purple, Night & Grey Heron, Glossy Ibis, White & Black Stork, Spoonbill and Crane. This particular Purple Heron was unusually approachable 



Bluethroat are a common if somewhat elusive species – this one reminded us of last week at Flamborough


It’s not always the scarce or rare that grab the attention – this Swallow was particularly approachable


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