A very pleasant start to the day as I drove over to the Lagna Dulce near Campillos to collect the latest supply of magazines for the Andalucia Bird Society and, at the same time, took the opportunity to check out both this water and then wander round to Fuente de Piedra before returning home. The usual Thekla Larks and Serins as I descended the mountain and, upon arriving, I was already aware of the white mass on the laguna. It would appear that hundreds of Flamingos had either turned up to feed or were on their summer holidays, perhaps due to the shortage of water at nearby Fuente.
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus|
Then it was on round to Fuente de Piedra with a short stop at the Mirador de Cantarranas on the way. The relatively short journey produced both Buzzard and Kestrel along with Serins, Spotless Starlings, Collared Dove and the first Hoopoe of the morning. Cantarranas had very little different from the Dulce but I did find a small number of Avocets.
|Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula|
|Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginata|
|Waders: Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus; Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula; Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginata; Little Stint Calidris minuta|
Shelduck, Gadwall. Mallard, Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Flamingo, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Turtle Dove, Collared Dove, Swift, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, House Martin, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Jackdaw, Raven, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Serin, Goldfinch, Corn Bunting.