El Clot – Mark Etheridge

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A very good morning at the dry hide in the Clot today. On the short walk from the side entrance down to the hide, there was a large number of Blackbirds – I must have seen at least 20, don’t know if this was an overnight migration movement but the area seemed full first thing, then they gradually disappeared.

Apart from the birds shown in my photos, there were also at least 3 Marsh Harriers, Cattle Egret, European Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Sardinian Warbler, Kingfisher, Coot, Little Grebe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Serin, Robin, Blackcap, and at least two Water Rails were heard deep in the reeds but no sightings!

Photos – Little Egret at the dry hide, at least two always present during the whole 3 hours I was there. Bluethroat, one of at least two seen, the other was a juvenile bird with much duller colouration. A Wryneck, regular at this location for me over the past 4 years now! There were at least three birds in the area. Always about the area, a Chiffchaff, one of several seen. A Cetti’s Warbler peering from the undergrowth! At least two or three in the area. From yesterday, a Booted Eagle at an otherwise quiet Santa Agueda.