Some of it was a bit of a mess, not helped by the presence of a large amount of spoil that had to be dumped on the beach after it had come down the mountainside in a rather horrific landslide / flood in February last year killing 42 people.
Little Egret making itself at home amongst the loafing Yellow-legged Gulls
From what I can gather at the moment the Yellow-legged Gulls are thought to be part of the recently split Azorean Yellow-legged Gull population although others put them in with michahelis. Anyway some of them are certainly ugly looking brutes.
More on these later
Had a quick look around the marina for the Yellow-crowned Night Heron but as expected it wasnt around. Just after 9pm is a good time apparently.
There was a close Common Tern fishing
A bit of time left so headed west, stopping off at Machico.
Confiding juv Canary here
Just see a bit of yellow coming through on the rump
Grey Wagtails here are of the race schmitzi, being distinctly darker above, with a much reduced supercilium and submoustachial stripe, males also have a more jet black bib.
Ad with juv
Not sure whether I just havent looked at Grey Wags properly at home but this seems like rather a lot of white in the tail, present on all 3 juvs