Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Spring in the Aiguamolls
Further down the path one of the fields had been flooded and storks, great egrets, smaller egrets, and a lone black egret were feeding in the water. The water in the Aiguamoll is regularly controlled with the irrigation channels that run throughout the reserve. All of the stork nests in the next field were occupied, some with one stork and some with two. They were making a huge noise clacking their beaks. But still no chicks.
As we crossed one of the bridges over one of the channels there were ten very large carp, about two feet long, stuck at a lock in the channel. Some were trying to make it over but it wasn't working for them.
Many trees are almost in full bloom. I'm looking forward to our next visit when I'm sure we'll see some stork chicks.