El Hondo Visitor Centre – Darren Wilson

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Birds seen at El Hondo on 4th February 2020 – a single Red-knobbed Coot, 6+ Purple Swamphen, 3 pale form Booted Eagle, 10+ Marsh Harrier, a large distant eagle sp. seen south from Observation Tower being mobbed by much smaller Marsh Harriers. Several Griffon Vultures seen north of the reserve whilst driving but again very distant, a solitary Kingfisher and a single Red-rumpled Swallow amongst half a dozen Barn Swallows. Additionally, I had good numbers of Red-crested and Common Pochard, Shoveler, Greater Flamingo and Cetti’s Warbler.