Day trip 3rd March 2022 – Ouveillan & Capestang
Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson
Weather conditions: Good weather, partly cloudy with a light wind. Temps ranging from 10°C to 18°C.
Highlights of the day: Iberian grey shrike, Purple swamphen, Black kite, Black stork, White stork, Bonelli’s eagle
The variety of habitats within such a short distance of each other, offer a wide variety of birds in a small area. The open agricultural land near Ouveillan are good habitat for Iberian shrike, but they are only present in small numbers and are quite shy, so finding them requires eagle eyes and finely tuned hearing!
The vast reed beds of the étang de Capestang offer, for their part, good habitat for a vast range of species – from small passerines on a migratory halt, to storks and flamingo moving through, but also predators looking for an easy snack!
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