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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First boat trip of wintering birds. On December 17th, 2011

Red breasted Menganser ( Mergus serrator) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)

 Last February 17th we did the first route to see wintering birds in the interior of the Ría de Arousa. Weather conditions sush as sea conditions were excellent for observing and photografing birds. From 8:30 until 16:00 we enjoy, not only with the sightings of seabirds, but also the beauty of the lanscapes of the Ría de Arousa.  

List of species observed.

Lesser Black backed Gull ( Larus fuscus)        157
Great Black backed Gull ( Larus marinus)        6
Black headed Gull (Larus melanocephalus)        20
Yellow legged Gull (Larus michahellis)        1360
Black headed Gull ( Larus ridibundus )        408
Common scoter ( Melanitta nigra)            5
Red breasted Menganser ( Mergus serrator)        33
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)            8
Whimbrel ( Numenius phaeopus)            2
European Shag ( Phalacrocorax aristotelis)        104
Great cormorant ( Phalacrocorax carbo)        228
Grey plover ( Pluvialis squartarola)            350
Sandwich tern ( Sterna sandvicensis)        30
Common redshank (Tringa tonatus)            55
Common sandpiper ( Actitis hypoleucos)        5
Razorbill ( Alca torda)                11
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)            118
Grey heron ( Ardea cinerea)                48
Rudy turnstone ( Arenaria interpres)            7
Dunlin ( Calidris alpina)                200
Little egret ( Egretta garzetta)            2
Common loon ( Gavia immer)            1
Eurasian oystercarcher ( Haematopus ostralegus)    357
Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)            2
White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)            1

European Shag ( Phalacrocorax aristotelis) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)

Common loon (Gavia immer) Xoán Diéguez (c)
Sandwich tern ( Sterna sandvicensis) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)
Razorbill ( Alca torda)  Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)
Little egret (Egretta garzetta) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)     

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