El Clot

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We had a quick walk around the Clot today to see what was about. A Greenfinch was our first bird, closely followed by numerous House Martins, Crag Martins and Swallows. A Marsh Harrier was hunting over the marshes, causing flocks of Teal and 4 Snipe to take flight. From the mirador we could see about 20 Shoveler, numerous Pochards and 2 White headed Ducks (male and female). When we reached the main hide we found Bryan and Trish there so compared notes and watched a Green Sandpiper feeding at the edge of the pool. We all walked back to the scrape where I spotted my first Red rumped Swallow of the year amongst all of the other hirundines which were flying around. Not too many birds today but a nice walk and a chat before we headed home for lunch.

Species list – Little Grebe, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, White headed Duck, Marsh Harrier, Coot, Moorhen, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Little Owl, Crag Martin, Swallow, Red rumped Swallow, House Martin, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Black Redstart, Chiffchaff, Sardinian Warbler, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Serin.