Thursday, March 28, 2013
Many signs of Spring at the Aiguamolls
Back on the main trail we could hear the clacking of the storks' beaks before we saw them. On top of the barn, there were several nesting birds in huge nests except for one very makeshift nest in the spot where the four chicks were born last year. It looks like this nest could blow away in the wind. All the nests on the nesting platforms and trees surrounding that field were full with nesting pairs. Of course the more mature birds had the best and biggest nests. One funny sight was two young adults perched above the fork of a tree, a perfect spot for a nest. They had placed three twigs in the fork and kept looking at each other as if they were saying, "OK, Now what?" They obviously couldn't come to terms with the whole nesting thing as they were still there two-and-a-half hours later and still looking at each other and the three twigs.
Finally we walked down to one of the far ponds that wasn't too deep. It was filled with stilts wading and feeding.
Unfortunately, we didn't spot the baby otter or the elusive Grus Grus. Perhaps next time.