Guadalentin/Mazarron – Gordon and Suzanne Mills

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Before we were confined to Mazarron we managed a couple of visits to Guadalentin but there was very little to see there apart from a good range of Larks. Our local estuary had a range of species, including 3 Flamingo, 1 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel, and 1 Curlew Sandpiper, all on migration. Las Charca de Moreras near the Mazarron EDAR site also has been interesting with a Marsh Harrier, Wood Sandpiper a range of ducks and warblers and 1 Bluethroat. Winter visitors are now here, namely Black Redstart, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat and Robin  A few late Swallows were still passing last week. We did explore the Sierra de Moreras one day at the end of October, looking for Bonelli’s Eagles which are supposed to breed there, but instead we had good close views of Golden Eagle. On Tuesday we had 3 Water Pipit in the river at Mazarron, again winter visitors. Yesterday at the EDAR site we saw a Black Necked Grebe.