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dapper hairdo of the escapee ibis

2014-03-12 - 1:30 p.m.

Migration got off to a slow -- some would even say shitty -- start today, thanks to the wind and the gray skies. Finally we gave up on the whole project and went to the outskirts of the Old Town Painted Entirely White where we found the colony of critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis nesting in the cliffs right by the highway. Every bird had its own transmitter on its leg, and I'm not entirely sure whether they're countable or not. Something about a feasibility study, something about the birds escaping and introducing themselves. Trust me, science hadn't planned to place them right beside a busy highway.

Afterward, we went to an agricultural semi-wetland where we saw a large variety of species from Glossy Ibis and Spoonbill to multiple Marsh Harriers and two waves of migrating Black Storks. The Black Kites and a few Short Toed Snake Eagles decided to go ahead and give migration a spin as well. I won't try to list all of the species we saw, but our Spanish guide, a friend of S. from Hawk Mountain, was very excited that we saw multiple Great Spotted Cuckoos playing by the road. They were handsome birds, as were the many highly visible male Common Pheasants.

Oh, and speaking of Marsh Harrier...pretty sure that our photographs have proved that all of yesterday's harriers were various Marsh Harrier plumages. Oops.

We added Black-shoulder Kite to the raptor list but it wasn't a wonderful view.

Oh, and we also saw the ruins of the old Roman town. It looked an awful lot like stone heavily eroded and coated in bright yellow lichen. Heh.

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