We drove to two wetland, firstly Lampa and then Batuca Wetlands.
The key species for the morning were Black-headed Duck and Rosy-billed Pochard. The ducks were too far away to photograph.
|Thistles common in this area|
We then waded though deep water at several location, looking for South American Painted Snipe. However, the problem was that areas were either too deep in water or too dry. It was been better for the Painted Snipe in November, but as we moved around, each area was too dry. Fernando explained that the area was not managed for the birds who live here and this was a big problem. There were no Painted Snipe here has they fields had been drained dry.
After a morning here, Fernando drove us back to our hotel for the night, which was really lovely. We actually had a few hours to relax before an early dinner and an early night. Fernando was picking us up at 5.30 am, so we needed to be packed and ready for our flight home.
Best birds of the day: