Santa Pola, El Hondo area

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On our drive around yesterday we didn’t see much at pallet or monastery roads apart from Iberian Grey Shrikes. At the tracks things were a little better, a Buzzard and Kestrel sat on a pylon, a few Greenfinches on a … Continued

El Pinet – Darren Wilson

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Dropped in to the southern part of Santa Pola and El Pinet on my way back from Alicante. What a delightful place to spend a couple of hours. Impressive numbers of Avocet and Flamingo, both well into three figures, as well as an Osprey and 2 … Continued

El Hondo – Darren Wilson

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Grabbed a couple of hours at the Observation Tower at El Hondo before the morning cloud melted away. Had 729+ Greater Flamingo, a Short-toed Eagle being escorted by a pair of Kestrel (which were utterly dwarfed by the gorgeous Snake Eagle), 3 Marsh Harrier, … Continued

San Felipe – By Darren Wilson

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El Hondo is never a letdown. Birds literally everywhere today. Highlights included a very brazen Wood Sandpiper, a family of Little Ringed Plover, a Lesser Black Backed Gull, over 300 Mediteranean Gull, 8 Marbled Duck, 4 Red Knobbed Coot, a nervous group … Continued