Leaving the Odiel Marshes we stopped for a drink on the way back to the apartments and arriving at just after 5.30 called to see if it might be possible to visit the ponds before changing for dinner. It was so with a couple of buggies we headed off to the natural lake where, whilst we did not have the sunset light the increasing cloud rather spoilt the occasion.
|Wigeon Anas penelope in poor light|
Moving over to the holding pool we found, again, fewer ducks, mainly Shoveler, Mallard and Gadwall but also both Common and Red-crested Pochard. All but one of the Wigeon had moved off or on and the remaining bird spent most of its time resting on a narrow bank in front of a group of Muscovey Ducks.
|Muscovey Duck Cairina moschata|
Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Marbled Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Heron, Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Coot, Black-tailed Godwit, Chiffchaff
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