Day trip 28th March 2022 – Les Coussoules & La Palme
Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson
Weather conditions: Good weather partly cloudy with a very light easterly wind, temps ranging
from 10°C to 14°C
Highlights of the day: Osprey, Common redstart, Temminck’s stint, Yellow wagtail
The low lying dunes of les Coussoules are a favoured stopover for a range of birds on migration. We were lucky to get excellent views of a very cooperative Osprey (at first perched in a dead tree and then in flight) and amongst a fairly constant flow of Barn swallow and House martin Karline spotted the first Common swift of the season 🙂
The salt pans at La Palme turned up another first (quite late), several very intensely coloured Yellow wagtail (including one of the Iberian sub-species). Also, scanning a group of Little stint, Karline’s eagle eyes picked up a Temminck’s stint.
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