At Pinet this morning, just where we had a Marsh Sandpiper last week, I found a Pectoral Sandpiper. Being alone, and having no photographic evidence, I should be grateful if someone else could get along and confirm!
First Black Redstarts of the Winter (for me!) in the Clot this afternoon, 3 seen, also 5 or more Chiffchaffs. About 1000 Common Starlings in the reeds round the main pool, female Ferruginous Duck present 1730-1830. A Kingfisher shot past … Continued
The Visitor Centre was less than exciting, with a LOT of water. The good sign was that I found a field at La Raja with 300 Glossy Ibis paddling around, and there are signs that some irrigation activities are starting … Continued
The PFT was quite except for a lone Red rumped Swallow, hawking over the fields. So went to the 1st hide, nicely protected by a warning sign about wasps. (which keeps the people away – great idea) At some distance, … Continued
On the Salinas, a Bar-tailed Godwit – a bit distant, but showing well, and a huge group of Spoonbill – estimated by Sergio at 70+ On Pinet, far too much water, but one Knot was present, amongst Sanderling. Quite a few … Continued
A flock of 7 small Raptors flying over Monastery Road, not sure what they were and a flock of about twenty Yellow wagtail in PFT, enjoying lots of midges. Sat a while just watching them. 2 Grey Heron and two … Continued
A dawn visit to La Finca golf course but unable to trace the Night Herons from last night. There were about 100 Bee eaters still on the wires on the palm farm track but they moved off late morning. A … Continued
Pallet road, PFT and El Clot. The Coots seemed to have had a good breeding year plenty in the main pond, plus a few Little Grebe and Mallard, Purple Swamphen, Marsh Harrier, 2 Greenshank, Fan Tailed Warbler and a Spotted … Continued