A couple of visits to the patch.
|Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator).|
|Male Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus).|
We again moved and went around to the Mesia side of the site and parked and walked out into a nearby reed area which was burnt off last year and just starting to recover. As we walked through the remains of the reeds we flushed out a Wryneck (Torcecuello / Jynx torquilla) which landed in a tree on the side of the railway line before moving to a Willow in a nearby small holding.
|Male Montagu's Harrier (Aguilucho Cenizo / Circus pygargus).|
In the same area we picked up a small flock of Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica) and as we drove back to the house I saw a single Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus).
After having a drink Bob and Jenny headed back south, later in the afternoon I popped down to the Supermarket and on the way home I stopped briefly along the Arroyo Vilano when I spotted a nice male Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus) quartering a cereal on the far fields. Soon after the Marsh Harrier disappeared I saw a Male Montagu's Harrier (Aguilucho Cenizo / Circus pygargus) which was displaying to a female bird so I went around to the far bank and as I arrived I found the male and two females on site. I also saw a pair of Ravens (Cuervo / Corvus corax) as they flew across the fields and heard a Common Quail (Codorniz Común / Coturnix coturnix).