Friday, 21 September 2012

Heading east

Having spent the night in the slightly surreal town of El Rocio, complete with its sandy streets and places to hitch your horse outside every house, we spent the morning back at Donana with much the same assortment of waders on the largely dried out lagoons as yesterday and in the car park, the local Azure-winged Magpies were certainly hungry....

Heading eastwards from Donana towards Algeciras, we stopped off briefly at the Laguna de Medina, which thankfully was still full of water and better still held at least four Purple Gallinules which I had hoped to have seen at Donana.  Unfortunately though, the lagoon is vast and without a 'scope, even the Gallinules would have been next to impossible to pick out despite dwarfing the neighbouring Moorhens and certainly no chance of any photos.  Also a dozen Spoonbills, a handful of Black-winged Stilts, and both Montagu's and Marsh Harriers on show here.

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