Recent NEWS from “Po river and ricefields”

Riccardo, our best hide keeper, is working hard in the Vercelli province reserves (“Po river and ricefields”), in north-western Italy, and results are of not lacking indeed! The great picturest of a Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) in perfect breeding plumage are only the cherry on the cake. What we are going to present are the main presence in each of these reserves, including only species reliably photographable in May-June 2016:

  • CASCINA SPINOLA

LITTLE GREBE (Tachybaptus ruficollis), NIGHT HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax), Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), AFRICAN SACRED IBIS (Thereskiornis aethiopicus), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra), BLACK-WINGED STILT (Himantopus himantopus), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Wood Sanpiper (Tringa glareola), Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), WHISKERED TERN (Chlidonias hybridus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix), Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).

Waiting for the migration of waders and ducks that will start soon, keeping in front of the hides hundreds of Ruffs (Calidris pugnax), sandpipers (Calidris spp. & Tringa spp.)

 

  • SAN GENUARIO

EURASIAN BITTERN (Butaurus stellaris), LITTLE BITTERN (Ixobrychus minutus), Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), PURPLE HERON (Ardea purpurea), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchs), MARSH HARRIER (Circus aeruginosus), WATER RAIL (Rallus aquaticus), LITTLE CRAKE (Porzana parva), Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra), Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto), Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), TAWNY OWL (Strix aluco), EURASIAN KINGFISHER (Alcedo atthis), EUROPEAN GREEN WOODPECKER (Picus viridis), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), COMMON NIGHTINGALE (Luscinia megarhynchos), Blackbird (Turdus merula), GREAT REED WARBLER (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), Common Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Great Tit (Parus major), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), EURASIAN JAY (Garrulus glandarius), Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix), Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris),Eurasian  Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus).

 

  • FONTANA GIGANTE

RED SQUIRREL (Sciurus vulgaris), COMMON BUZZARD (Buteo buteo), Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto), Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Blackbird (Turdus merula), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Great Tit (Parus major), Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica), EURASIAN JAY (Garrulus glandarius), Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix), Eurasian  Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus).

 

A lot of species availble even in the warm of hot season: an unmissable opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature during summer holidays!!

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