Wednesday, 1 October 2014

23 September 2014: a day trip to the island of Sant' Antioco, Sardinia.

A day trip to the island of Sant' Antioco to partake of its history and culture, but with a couple of birding stops on the way. The first stop saw us walking alongside the Lago di Monte Prano -  a man made lake but plenty of wildlife shrubbery and trees and far enough away from people.
Lots of these very red Chasers about though I haven't identified them yet. Grateful if anyone can help.

 Common Buzzard flew over

 A kind of Grasshopper.
At first I thought this was the Buzzard back but it turned out to be a Marsh Harrier, one of several we saw in the area.
Always a flock of goldfinch about.
 A Sparrowhawk flew over

and another Marsh Harrier appeared.

Further on we came across a Wheatear a

and a pair of Stonechat.

  and a last red chaser.

 After that we carried on to Sant'Antioco and stopped to grab a couple of shots of Flamingo

 and a fish in the canal.
 Then it was into town for the museum, history and culture part of the day. Just as we left the archeological museum I couldn't resist this Male Kestrel in the setting sun.

1 comment:

  1. I think the red dragons are Red-veined Darters. Not sure what other options there are in Sardinia though...