El Clot

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We paid a short visit to El Clot today, seeing a nice mix of birds. A Hoopoe was our first bird, always a nice thing to see. We didn’t manage to see the Wryneck or the Bluethroat which have been seen by the dry/marsh hide but we did see a nice Green Woodpecker on the fence on the way down there. Plenty of small birds were moving about near that hide, including Chiffchaffs, 3 Cetti’s Warblers and two Robins. On our way along the path back to the main hide we saw a Booted Eagle flying over the marsh and a Stone Curlew flew across to the left of the main path that leads to the towers. Further along the path a Linnet was sitting up nicely whereas a Blackcap tried to hide inside a bush. The lagoon in front of the main hide held several Little Grebes and a Cattle Egret was sitting in the reeds on the far side. The usual Coots and Moorhens were in evidence, along with a single Teal, a Pochard and a few Shovelers. Crag Martins flew overhead and White Wagtails, Black Redstarts, Sardinian Warblers, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and House Sparrows made up the numbers.

Species list – Little Grebe, Cattle Egret, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Booted Eagle, Coot, Moorhen, Stone Curlew, Green Woodpecker, Hoopoe, Crag Martin, White Wagtail, Robin, Black Redstart, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet.