El Hondo and other sites – Steve Saunders

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05/01/19 – El Hondo North Gate:- Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle (6+), Little Bittern, Water Rail (several heard), Gadwall, Little Gull, Whiskered Tern(1), Ruff. Also on the same morning at a small pond I discovered on a track leading away from Catral – Temminck’s Stint (2), Little Stint, Green Sandpiper.

04/01/19 – El Berro in Sierra Espuna:- Crossbill pair (male singing), Golden Eagle, Raven (pair).

02/01/19 – San Felipe visitor centre:- Water Pipit, Bluethroat( 3+), ringed tailed Harrier ( almost certainly Hen Harrier on basis of wing shape).

01/01/19 – La Mata :- Woodlark (4+ feeding in low vegetation), Azure-winged Magpie (just a single bird briefly early on), Iberian Grey Shrike, Starling (several amongst Spotless flock), Little Stint, Dunlin, Ringed Plover.

31/12/18 – Palm Farm track:-25 Common Crane flew over.

30/12/18 – Torreveja shoreline behind The Nautilus:- Stone Curlew(at least 3 visible).