|Booted Eagle (2nd calendar year)|
|Southern Grey Shrike|
|Booted Eagle (adult)|
A likely looking field, stop, look, listen. Then the sound i had been listening for, a farting sound from the grass.... Little Bustard! Now to find it, luckily it didnt take too long, just a shame it was a bit distant for decent photos!!! But, a lifer none the less.
A bit later we found, after hearing, another one. While watching this one we also had a couple of Great Bustards and a male Montagus Harrier over the field. All along the road there were flocks of Spanish Sparrows everywhere.
As we came out of one end of the road, there was a small pool with an island in the middle. A quick look gave me a Great White Egret, quite a few Cattle Egrets and 2 pairs of Black-winged Stilts.
On the way back, a quick drive along the Monroy road. I saw a pair of small birds fly across the road in front of the car. What are they???? I stopped to look, and found a pair of Common Waxbills chasing each other around. Then one came into a bramble bush with nesting material. Another lifer....! Try for photos next time, hopefully.