19 September 2014: Salt marsh and pools near Cagliari, Sardinia.
Day 4 was a trip into Cagliari, the Sardinian capital, to soak up as much of its history and culture as possible. However, the drive in does involve passing large salt flats, lagoons and marshland so a couple of hours was allocated for some birding. First bird of the day was a Little Egret.
Then we came across this Kestrel on the ground
whuch then flew up into a bush
and kept its eye on us.
Eventually it flew off past a juvenile Greater Flamingo.
Next over was a a Little Tern?
A pair of juvenile Greater Flamingo, preening and feeding.
A Greater Flingo in flight.
This Ant was determined to get this seed up the hill, but failed sadly.
Yet another of the many juveniles - lots of which were quite separate from the adults.
Another Little Tern?
There were lots of dragonflies/chasers about but O don't know which ones.
Yet another juvenile strolled by.
A Greenshank flew noisily by
as di the Kestrel
though it was soon obvious why the Kestrel was travelling at speed.
At last a reasobably close adult Greater Flaming came into view.
Then we came across a selection of smaller waders - a Ringed Plover
Slavonian or Black Necked Grebes waiting for Flamingo to stir up a meal.