Sunday, 28 November 2010
Quinta Do Lago....05/10/2010
Quinta Do Lago is a productive area for birdwatching. The Causeway, Bridge (that leads to the beach), Lake and Golf Course are the main areas to see a variety of species. Highlight birds seen were Glossy Ibis, Squacco Heron, Purple Gallinule, Whimbrel, B-t Godwit, Redshank, Ringed and Kentish Plover, Little Grebe, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Black and Little Tern, Knot, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Pied Flycatcher, Black-headed Weaver, Crested Tit and Chiffchaff! The best highlights being a pair of Sardinian Warblers that were perched in a tree by their empty nest, the nest was so low and exposed to the pathway and predators, quite surprising really! A Great White Egret feeding in the estuary as the tide was coming in was a joy to see, a Lifer!!Also, a Water Snake was spotted in the lake slithering towards the embankment and the absolute highlight of the holiday was a Little Bittern that flew from a reedbed just as we were about to leave the Lake hide! It was at a distance but still great views were had of it with bins and scope!!
Quinta Do Lago.....is a magical birding site!!