After a brief stop at the Cazalla Bird Observatory in Tarifa for coffee, which although deserted at this time of year will be full to capacity come the autumn migration we continued on along the N340, leaving the road and onto the dirt track at the Zahara turn. However, when leaving Cazalla we were taken completely by surprise when three Roller suddenly passed across the access road in front of us!
|One of the many White Storks around La Janda|
|Night Heron along the canal ditches|
Notwithstanding, we spent a good 45-minutes here and despite the disruption did rather well. Towards the back of the pool waders included Ruff, Redshank, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank. There was eight Glossy Ibis in total along with two Spoonbill and a single Greater Flamingo. Overhead passed three Collared Pratincole, two Gull-billed Tern, four Red-rumped Swallow and perched on one the electricity pylons a Booted Eagle. Not a bad haul considering!
|This Cattle Egret was not impressed as we passed gingerly by!|
|White Stork over La Janda|