The Laguna itself is used to regulate the water levels in the larger lagoon, Laguna de Torrevieja (1:400ha). Both coastal lagoons have been exploited for salt extraction, with a permanent saltwater supply from the sea. The two interconnected wetlands are still used for salt extraction to this day! There is ample parking and an information centre, where several routes can be taken down to the lagoon. There are a few hides and an observation tower which overlooks the site.
|Iberian Grey Shrike ~ Note the curly eyebrow. A good ID clincher for Iberian!
|Crag Martins feeding over the centre.
|A very showy Sardinian Warbler.
|White Wagtail ~ Impressive numbers winter here!
|The stunning Plain Tiger ~ One of three seen today!
|Red Squirrel ~ infuscatus – remarkably large squirrels of up to half a kilo with very colourful tails and white hairs found in the pinewoods of Central and Southern Spain!
Some of Dee's Images from today...
|Crimson Speckled Moth