Segura River, Guardamar

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Today’s outing was a walk alongside the Segura River at Guardarmar, not a place to see too many birds, but a pleasant walk with a few birds ‘thrown in’. The first bird we heard and then saw, was a Cetti’s Warbler near the bridge, and then a Little Egret flew along the river towards the beach. We were on the north side of the river where the path runs between the Segura and another smaller river. On the sand at the side of the main river we found a Common Sandpiper and a Sanderling. As we walked along we flushed a Kingfisher which shot out from under the path on our left and flew away into the reeds. As we reached the end of path we found the Little Egret feeding at the edge of the beach amongst the piles of discarded rubbish which sadly always seems to be lying there. On our way back we saw an Audouin’s Gull struggling to pick a piece of discarded fish from the water before a Yellow legged Gull came along and pinched the fish! We moved up the coast to the seafront at Guardamar where we had our second lunch of the week in a nice cafe seeing a small group of Gannets flying by as we ate.