El Hondo, San Felipe – Steve Saunders

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I had a very productive visit to the El Hondo north gate on Saturday, the highlight of which was best ever views of a singing Moustached Warbler, one of several near the viewing platform at the end of the track. A couple of Greater Spotted Eagles were perched distantly, a Peregrine lifted a flock of waders and there were dozens of Black-tailed Godwit plus a couple of Greenshank. Over at the visitor centre a Little Ringed Plover picked off insects in the company of several Meadow Pipit and a Water Pipit. Close by in a flooded field a White Stork had dropped in but I missed the Bluethroat that was also present. Nothing at Lo Chicharra apart from a harrier that looked like a male Hen (if that’s not a contradiction in terms!) but it wasn’t in view for long enough to confirm.