Winter birding at Fuente de Piedra lagoon
The laguna fuente de piedra always provides a great winter birding day. Not just for the reknown presence of Greater Flamingo, but for the magnificent scenario where sky and water merges into one. Anna and Robert were our guests this time. After a traditional breakfast in Antequera, we got to the lagoon, where we started ticking our birdlist quite fast. The small lagoon at the entrance provided lots of species, like Spanish and House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Green-winged Teal, Lapwing and the omnipresent Lesser Black-backed gull. The highlihgt was a very daring Bluethroat, that stayed near us for a long time. The laguneto lagoon provided a couple of White headed Duck and Gadwall, Black-headed gull, Coot, Moorhen, Black winged Stilt, Cetti’s Warbler, just to mention a few. We walked the perimeter and then checked some view points. Unfortunately, we did not manage to see the one Lesser Flamingo that we found on our previous Flamingo Tour. However, our expedition around the farmlands provided some interesting landscapes and birds, such as Calandra and Crested Lark, and a flying flock of around 200 Cranes. This was the best moment we lived that day.
We headed to the nearby Torcal de Antequera right afterwards to find some rocky birds but we’ll leave this for an upcoming post.