Sunday, 11 August 2013

Breeding season and postbreeding migration

   At the beginning of August, when almost all fledglings are already trying to find food by themselves, postbreeding migration has started.

 Fledgling of Blue Rock Thrush waiting for its parents

  The first ones to prepare their voyage are Swallows, Martins and Swifts. But also Waders have already begun their journey to Africa. The increased presence of some of these species on beaches, ponds and wetlands is a clear sign that the journey has begun.
  That's what happens at the pond of Can Guidet, in Son Ferriol (Palma).


   This artificial pond has become an important place for waterfowl and waders to rest and feed.
Black-winged Stilts, Redshanks, Greensandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plovers could be observed these days in this area.