The final day in the Doñana National Park and now John and Jenny Wainwright are calculating how best to bird their way home to Salar in Granada Province. No surprise that they Osuna on the menu and be not surprised if the final account also refers to Fuente de Piedra! With John's camera in need of major repairs, it looks very much as if Jenny is taking over the David Bailey role!
Doñana National Park: Day 4 Thursday 28 April 2016 - Homeward bound
Another very hot day, but clouded over later.
|Marsh Ponies at El Rocio (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
|Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
So making our way back to home, just on the ring road at Sevilla, a Monk Parakeet was spotted, then onward to Osuna.
|Southern (Iberian) Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
Coming off at km80 on the A92, and after a coffee break, we headed inland. En route to the first of the road bridges we saw Red-legged Partridges, more Black Kites and a Sardinian Warbler. The crops are well up now and even scanning the ploughed fields that were few and far between, we could not get a sighting of any Great Bustards, but we did get an Ocellated Lizard (Timon lepidus).
|Ocellated Lizard Timon lepidus (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
|Whinchat Saxicola rubetra (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
|Roller Coracias garrulus (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
We then headed back to Salar a bit peeved at not getting Great Bustard, but, pleased to see the Rollers again.
Quite a successful trip overall, but disappointed on the amount of waders and ducks seen.
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