Black Stork - ciconia nigra
A visit to the Charca usually springs a surprise and today was no exception. On our way to the main hide Elena spotted this Black Stork circling overhead, a surprising visitor to these parts and evidence that the autumn migration is under way.
The hides showed precious little out of the ordinary on the water however but Pied and Spotted Flycatchers and Stonechats in the trees along the paths provided excellent photo opportunities in the evening light.
A solitary Honey Buzzard passed over heading east on its way to the Straits of Gibralter and Africa. In fact they have been streaming past in numbers for a couple of weeks.