|Laguna Dulce for the Cranes Grulla Comun Grus grus|
Nearer to hand from the hide I could find many Little Grebe and a good number of Gadwall before finding a reasonable number of Mallard. A trio of Moorhen were foraging to my right whilst on the other side of the hide I watched a trio of Purple Swamphen swimming out into the main water before they took flight and headed back towards the shore in the small bay. Also in the bay a handful of Teal and a similar number of Black-winged Stilts.
|Two of the Purple Swaphen Calamon Porphyrio porphyrio as they pass a Mallard Anade Azulon Anas platyrhynchos|
In the uncovered are below the hide a number of Chiffchaff were feeding in the small trees along with both Black Redstarts and a male Blackcap. A Great Tit and couple of Goldfinches came to join them whilst on the far side of the water many of the smaller bird took to the air as a Marsh Harrier quartered the area. My final bird was a Flamingo that few across the main water in front of me to the bay to my left.
|Greater Flamingo Flamenco Comun Phoenicoptrus roseus|
|Greater Flamingo Flamenco Comun Phoenicoptrus roseus flying over White-headed Ducks and Black-necked Grebe|
|Just a few of the 500+ Crane Grulla Comun Grus grus|
Gadwall, Mallard, Teal, Red-crested Pochard, White-headed Duck, Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Cattle Egret, Flamingo, Black-shouldered Kite, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Coot, Crane, Black-winged Stilt, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Crag Martin, Back Redstart, Stonechat, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Great Tit, Iberian Grey Shrike, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Linnet.
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