|Collared Pratincole Canastera Comun Glareola pratincola|
Our first sighting was of Monk Parakeets, then Nightingale, Reed Warbler, Woodchat Shrike, Barn Swallows, House Martins, Little Egrets, Little Ringed Plovers, Kentish Plovers, Pochard, Red-rumped Swallows and White-headed Ducks. A lone Whimbrel flew overhead then Sardinian Warblers, Redshanks, Black-winged Stilts, Little Grebes, Common Sandpiper, Moorhens, Common Coots, Bee-eaters, Ziotting Cisticolas, Golden Orioles, Dunlin, Gadwall, Serin, Lesser Kestrels, Sanderlings, Grey Plovers, Curlew Sandpipers, male and female Pied Flycatchers, seven Collared Pratincoles, male Sparrowhawk, male Common Redstart, Night Heron, Whiskered Terns, Cetti's Warblers, Turtle Dove, Collared Doves, Audoins Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gulls, Greater Flamingos, Shelduck, White Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail (presumably the Blue-headed Iberian sub-species), Avocets, Grey Herons, Spotless Starlings, Black-necked Grebes, Mallard and Shovelers.
|Pied Flycatcher Papamoscas Cerrojillo Ficedula hypoleuca|
Also seen was the Black-headed Weaver - I realise this a "no-tick" as it is an escapee - was here again; apparently it has bred here.
Not a bad days birding... have attached two photos but could not catch the Redstart on camera.
Your are quite right, John; not a bad day's birding. I make that at least 54 species.
Birds seen (at least):Shelduck; Gadwall; Shoveler; Pochard; White-headed Duck; Little Grebe; Black-necked Grebe; Night Heron; Little Egret; Heron; Flamingo; Sparrowhawk; Lesser Kestrel; Moorhen; Coot; Black-winged Stilt; Avocet; Collared Praticole; Little Ringed Plover; Kentish Plover; Grey Plover; Sanderling; Curlew Sandpiper; Dunlin; Whimbrel; Common Sandpiper; Redshank; Mediterranean Gull; Black-headed Gull; Audouin's Gull; Yellow-legged Gull; Whiskered Tern; Turtle Dove; Collared Dove; Monk Parakeet; Bee-eater; Barn Swallow; House Martin; Red-rumped Swallow; Iberian Yellow Wagtail; White Wagtail; Nightingale; Common Redstart; Cetti's Warbler; Zitting Cisiticola; Reed Warbler; Sardinian Warbler; Spotted Flycatcher; Pied Flycatcher; Woodchat Shrike; Spotless Starling; Golden Oriole; Serin; Black-headed Weaver