Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

January 10, 2018

Challish Beach Wetland

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Challish Beach – Fethiye, Turkey.

I did go down to Challish Beach this afternoon. I caught the Dolmu(minibus) and found the wetland near where a canal opens into the ocean. I think there were more fishermen than birds.

Water Pipit - maybe
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) maybe

I am not totally sure about this identification but I think it is a pretty good guess.

Eurasian Teal - male
Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca)

This one is the male.

Eurasian Teal - female
Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca)

And this is the female.

Common Redshank
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

A small mob of Common Redshank were the only waders on the swamp.

European Stonechat
European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

There were a few greassbirds around the wetlands. I managed to get a couple of them.

Challish Beach bird list

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
Common Moorhen
Common Coot
Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca)
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Black-necked Grebe
Mallard
Grey Heron
European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

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