It was a glorious day as we set off towards La Janda a convoy of 4 cars with 12 eager birders and hopeful photographers.
First stop was breakfast at the convenient last stop Apollo X1 Venta before the huge expanse of flooded rice fields and ditches that was our destination.
The Seabird Outing to Europa Point was very enjoyable, with over 20 people in attendance throughout the afternoon, including some avid photographers, among which were John Sanchez and Albert Yome who led the outing, and Tommy Finlayson, Jason Mesilio, Shane Shacaluga and Trevor Hammond; all kitted out with their telephoto lenses at the ready.
The Wryneck gets its name from the ability to turn its head from side to side and back and forth in the manner of a snake. This ability is thought to imitate a snake, to deter predators from their nest. They will also assume this habit when held in the hand. See our video
This summer the Botanic Gardens have installed a number of butterfly feeding tables, which have been a great success.
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