La Mata

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lamataWe paid a brief visit to La Mata hoping to find the Osprey which is usually around, but sadly it did not show itself today. A few waders were about, although identification was difficult as the water’s edge is some distance from the hide. The small waders may have been Sanderling and these were accompanied by probable Little Ringed Plover and/or Kentish Plover. There were also a few larger unidentified waders. Birds we could identify included Hoopoe, Southern Grey Shrike, Sardinian Warbler, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Crested Lark, Skylark and a possible Richard’s Pipit. A few distant raptors were high in the sky to our right, which we thought were likely to be Buzzard or Booted Eagle.