Well it didn’t quite go as planned but nothing never does what with a few days of rain when we got there and a sick family member things were changed. Thursday the 6th was Urban Birding day David Lindo style taking in a few parks and river side walks as we made our way to the hospital. Birds inclued my first lifer of the trip in Italian Sparrow other birds of note in Padova were plenty of Serins, Common Swifts, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher and a Kingfisher.
Friday was our day off so we went to “The Caves of Gaggio” a LIPU reserve near Venice here I saw my second lifer of the trip Pygmy Cormorants these were easier to see than I expected but what I thought would be easy wasn’t and never did see that was Pendulie Tit but the beautiful Male Golden Oriole more than made up for it and along with Cettis Warblers and Reed Warblers it wasn’t such a bad day 🙂
A full report can be seen at the LINK
Yellow Legged Herring Gull