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
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.
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.
Retired seafarer living in Frigiliana, a white village in Malaga Province in southern Spain. Married to Elena. Keen bird and wildlife watchers.
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