This was just a quick visit to the site while we were waiting for the arrival of Jayne’s Sister and Brother at the airport. On a wide drainage channel just out side the Pardor de Golf I picked up a couple of Little Ringed Plovers (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius) and Common Sandpiper (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos) feeding on the muddy margins. A single Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egretta garzetta) was wading through the green slim which covered the surface and both House (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Crag Martins (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris) fed over head with several European Bee-eaters (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster).
Down at the sea watch point at Guadalhorce a small group of about a dozen Little Terns (Charrancito Común / Sterna albifrons) were roosting on the far side of the river. More Little Egrets were staking prey along the reedy banks and a few Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) were out on the water. On the sea good numbers of Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis) roosted out on the disused platforms and several Northern Gannet (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus) followed distant fishing boats with hoards of other gulls. Just as I was leaving two Gull-billed Terns (Pagaza Piconegra / Gelochelidon nilotica) flew passed heading west and the Little Terns all flew out of the river and disappeared off east. On the drive back through the houses several Jackdaws (Grajilla / Corvus monedula) and a small but noisy flock of Monk Parakeets (Cotorra