El Hondo area – Daniel Newton

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El Hondo and it’s environs today. Absolutely super. Highlights as follows…

Vistabella Road – Woodchat Shrike, Little Bittern, Common Cuckoo, Night Heron, White-headed Duck, Marsh Harrier.

San Felipe – Collared Pratincole, Squacco Heron, Green Sandpiper, Marbled Duck, Red-knobbed Coot, Whiskered Tern.

North of reserve – Great Spotted Cuckoo (on goalposts), Iberian Grey Shrike, Roller.

Monastery Area – Great Spotted Cuckoo, Iberian Grey Shrike, Roller, Turtle Dove.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. A fantastic trip!

Popped back to La Mata this evening and located the Thekla’s Lark. I’ve attached a record shot.

Thekla’s Lark by Daniel Newton©