Sure enough there were plenty of specks in the sky. Honey Buzzards, Common Buzzards, Booted Eagles, Short-toed Eagles, a few Griffons, Black Kites, a solitary Imperial Eagle, a Peregrine, White Storks and probably others, all high in the sky and great if you like compiling lists, not good for the photographer, so I contented myself by snapping a very large praying Mantis in the surrounding scrub.
There were just a few White Storks about, perhaps the World's muckiest bird?. A solitary Marsh Harrier, some Egrets, one or two Grey Herons, a single Glossy Ibis, Two Squacco's and a Purple Heron and apart from an enormous flock of Wood Pigeons that was about it
It was nice to see one of the Squaccos (Below) in its beautiful creamy summer plumage. The one with the Purple Heron to the right was perhaps a younger bird, darker with lots of stripes.