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Bird watching is always an enjoyable way to spend some time, so if you have the time make sure you get over to La Charca this week if you can.  Lots of interesting birds to see, in fact I saw my first beautiful Kingfisher there yesterday, three times no less.

I was fortunate to meet a couple of people there, one of which has an interesting website and blog on birdwatching,  so if you are interested check out his blog at http://www.birdingaxarquia.blogspot.com/.

I did get several interesting shots, check out the feet on this Common Coot.

Common Coot Click the photo for a larger image

Common Coots - click to enlarge

The apartments of Playa Poniente in the background.

A couple of Great Herons.

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It was such a lovely day today that I took myself over to La Charca de Suarez in Motril this morning.   The drive through the back roads was relaxing and full of  nice surprises and some good photo ops.  For those interested in visiting La Charca, the visiting hours have changed.  The schedule is now as follows.

Monday through Friday 18:30 pm – At 18:30 a Spanish speaking guide will take visitors through the park.  You can opt out of the group and go counter clockwise through it, but you must be sure to be at the gate at the closing hour.  It’s best to check with the guide to ensure you get the right information.  This is what I did.

Saturdays and Sundays, there will be 3 guided visits- 10:00, 11:30, and 18:30.

Here are a few of the things I was fortunate enough to find on my walk today.

Wild Poppy

Wild Rose

Miniature white rose

Cheerful little trumpet

Turtle sunning in the reeds

I'm no expert, but judging by the large numbers of frogs that I encountered today, it's got to be frog breeding time.

You can hop, but you cannot hide.

Wild Iris

I did see lots of birds, but the frogs and turtles were everywhere, hard to ignore.

Some of the lovely marsh grasses you will encounter.

Look out behind you.

Soaking up the rays

Lost

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If you are into bird watching, and you are coming to the area, be sure to check out the marshes park located in the Motril Beach region called La Charca de Suárez.  The park is open year round, and covers about 20 hectares in total.    It was a very chilly day with not much sun, but just look what I saw today!

Garza Real- Great Heron

Garza Real- Great Heron

Garza Real

Garza Real

Great Heron & Common Egret

Common Egret

Mosquitero- Flycatcher

Mosquiteros- Fly Catchers

Mosquitero- Fly Catcher

Lovely flora

Lovely Flora

That’s it for La Charca this week, I go there every Saturday, so if anything strange or wonderful pops up you will see it here.

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