|Spoonbill Espatula Comun Platalea leucorodia|
The small pool held very few birds, mainly Common Coots and Mallards but then I did pick up a couple of pairs of Gadwall and a Red-crested Pochard appeared out of the reeds. A number of Moorhen foraged away whilst, overhead, there was a constant stream of Common Swifts and Barn Swallows with the very occasional House Martin. To add to the excitement a pair of Shelduck flew a circle above me before disappearing from whence they had come. At this point also Magpie, Little Egret and Black-winged Stilt were also recorded.
|The tide went out and the Crabs came out to play - in their thousands|
|Redshank Archibebe Comun Tringa nebularia|
|A handful of Bar-tailed Godwits Aguja Colipinta Limosa lapponica feeding in the Odiel|
|Northern Wheatear Collalba Gris Oenanthe oenanthe|
|A few Little Terns Charrancito Comun Sterna albifrons had arrived on site|
|Sanderlings Correlimos ttridactilo Calidris alba and with a Dunlin Correlimos comun Calidris alpina (below) for company|
|Is this Purple Heron Garza Imperial Ardea purpurea trying to get his coat on or off?|
|The first Spotted Flycatcher Papamoscas Gris Musciapa striata of the year|
|A very watchful Squacco Heron Garcilla Cangrejera Ardeola ralloides|
Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Gadwall, Mallard, Pintail, Red-crested Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Glossy Ibis, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, White Stork, Spoonbill, Flamingo, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Grey Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Sanderling, Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Little Tern, Sandwich Tern, Whiskered Tern, Rock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Common Swift, Crested Lark, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Nightingale, Northern Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Blackbird, Reed Warbler, Great Tit, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Woodchat Shrike, Azure-winged Magpie, Magpie, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Serin, Goldfinch.
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