Quedada en Peralvillo

Two days ago myself, Javi and Angel organised a trip out to Peralvillo. Whilst having a chat and a walk by the marshy area near the farm to the right we found some new arrivals such as the Collared Pratincole.
There was this Gull-billed Tern also back from Africa.
We also found a Dunlin and and a Curlew Sandpiper, both firsts for me in this region, with the Curlew Sandpiper being a first ever for me, which must both be on passage North to their breeding grounds.
There were also a number of Redshanks.
Then there was this Cattle Egret in courtship colours. Note the redness in the beak.
Having seen all this though it´s pretty obvious in Peralvillo that there is so much water everything is quite spread out, not just over the reservoir but more than likely over the whole of la Mancha since this year we have so many lakes due to rain. However there are hundreds of egrets of all types and a lot of herons as well as the Squacco herons mentioned before and a Little Bittern which has been seen there. We did also spot a Gadwall which is a bit unusual for this site.

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