A lovely Spanish spring day, with a top temperature of 25C, no wind and a clear sky, just lovely! We saw a good number of species including more firsts' for the year.......Montagu's Harrier, Tree Pipit & Collared Pratincole to name but a few...........
It was a long day today with a long drive, the weather was just perfect, bright sunshine all day, a nice temperature and a cool breeze.
Laguna Medina, Laguna Junctosa, Rio Guadalquiver at Sanlucar, Bonanza Salt Pans and Laguna Tarelo.
Purple Swamphen seen at Laguna Junctosa with hundreds of Common Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Common Coot, Shoveler, Gadwall, Little and Black-necked Grebe. Also Glossy Ibis, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier and a single Collared Pratincole.
Bonanza Salt Pans was fantastic, hundreds of birds were present, mainly Greater Flamingos, Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, Common Shelduck and Redshank.
Slender-billed Gulls feeding in the salt pans, we also saw Dunlin, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Kentish, Ringed and Grey Plovers, Black-tailed Godwits, Yellow Wagtails, White Storks, Little Egrets and both Red & Black Kites.
Laguna Tarelo failed to produce neither Marbled Duck nor Red-knobbed Coot but we spent an enjoyable hour watching the antics of the mixed-species colony of Spoonbills, Cattle and Little Egrets and Night Herons. White-headed Ducks were the stars on the water. These Yellow-legged Gulls looked superb in their summer garb.