Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

February 3, 2018

Birds of Agadir

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — admin @ 10:41 pm

Anza Beach Birds Number Two.

Today I started out very late after a morning sipping coffee in the sun. I took a few photos of the guys surfing, then I went down the beach having a look for waders on the rock shelf. The tide was coming so I was a bit late but there were still birds all over the beach and rocks.

Western Olivaceous Warbler
Western Olivaceous Warbler(Iduna opaca)

Not sure about this one. It has a bit of yellow in it. Edit: It is the western olivaceous warbler, also known as isabelline warbler.

Mediterranean Gull - first winter
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) first winter

I got pretty close to this Mediterranean Gull. You can see the brown wing feathers quite clearly.

Little Egret
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

I do not usually bother showing Little Egret photos but this one was very close and it is nice and sharp.

Green Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

Not sure which sandpiper this one is. I suspect it may be a Wood Sandpiper. Darn, I wish I had a book and some decent internet. Edit: Green Sandpiper.

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone ((Arenaria interpres)

These are easy to identify. And this one stood up nicely for a photo.

thousands of gulls
Thousands of Gulls

This is the outlet near the fish factory so there are thousands of gulls, mostly Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Possibly third cycle. Non-breeding adult.

Agadir Bird List

Western Olivaceous Warbler(Iduna opaca)
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squaterola)
Ruddy Turnstone
Little Egret
Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
green sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Little Stint

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