Common Coot (Fulica atra), Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) and Pintail (Anas acuta)
Pintail drake (Anas acuta) with Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
In another one of the ponds there are 43 wintering Coots, but so far, I have only discovered 4 Teal (Anas crecca). In a good year, the total can reach the thirty mark. Below, a couple more pictures of the handsome male Pintail:
Elsewhere on the island, the pale morph Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) has been seen regularly over the last few days on the east side, and a pair of Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) have begun their mid-air courtship displays.
A trip to the saltpans in Fuencaliente is pending, and also a check on the Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) at the airport pools. Stay tuned.