Palm farm track, Vistabella, Santa Pola Salinas, El Clot – Malcolm Palmer

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The PFT was quite except for a lone Red rumped Swallow, hawking over the fields. So went to the 1st hide, nicely protected by a warning sign about wasps. (which keeps the people away – great idea) At some distance, a small group of Ruff (both sexes present) 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Dunlin and a Wood Sandpiper. Closer was a Kingfisher. Very few raptors yet, just the odd Booted Eagle and two or three Marsh Harriers. On the Salinas, the same group of perhaps 60-70 Spoonbill, one or two Wigeon, Osprey and little else. At the Clot, some 7 or 8 Stone Curlew