A quick visit to the Charca de Suarez today with no expectations, so the Pintail was a bonus, a very elegant duck and the first one I have seen here.
Elena´s sharp eyes picked out a solitary Sedge Warbler (or so I thought), from all the chiffchaffs in the reeds. My ID was happily corrected to Moustached Warbler by expert Mick Richardson. A very nice sighting of quite a rare little bird.
I had been hoping to see the jack Snipe that has been reported from here, but no such luck, so I made do with a Common Snipe that was wandering around on the island in front of the main hide.
Outside the Reserve on the concrete road through the water meadows it was good to see a few Reed Buntings feeding on the tall grass seed heads.
It was good to see at least two Marsh Harriers around the Reserve, a healthy sign, also this Buzzard scanning the marshes
And here´s another look at the Moustached Warbler. After all we don´t get to see many of these, a very special little LBJ. Thanks Mick.