El Hondo Fields – Greta Owen

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First time out birding for a while on our usual route. There seem to be two dozen or more Jackdaws flying over the pallet road, and making a lot of noise. Six Red-legged Partridge, Roller and Bee-eaters gathering on the wires at the monastery road. Little Owl, Kestrel, White Wagtail, Hoopoe, Green Woodpecker, a young Iberian Grey Shrike, a young Woodchat Shrike, Marsh harrier, Collared Doves, several small flocks of Glossy Ibis and a Stone Curlew, which I usually call googly-eyed birds. I found it interesting when I was reading Charlie Elder’s book, “While Flocks last” that he called the Stone Curlew goggle-eyed birds.