We followed the marked path, and the first hides were dedicated to wetlands. I was surprised by the enormous quantity of Black-taiked Godwits (Limosa limosa), Greenshanks (Tringa nebularia), and Redshanks: both common (T. totanus) and spotted (T. erythropus). The birds were really close to the hides and I could take pretty good photos and even some field sketches. During the first hours, we enjoyed the presence of these birds, and also Wood sandpipers (Tringa glareola), Tufted ducks (Aythya fuligula), Little ringed plovers (Charadrius dubius), Grey plovers (Pluvialis squatarola) and Little egrets (Egretta garzetta). All these were the most common species, and nearly all of them showed their perfect summer displays.
Al anar avançant al recorregut, torbes els aguaits a llacunes salades, des d’on vaig observar xatracs becllargs (Sterna sanvicensis), corriols camanegres (Charadrius alexandrinus)...a més dels esperats becs d’alena (Recurvirostra avosetta), que no van trigar a aparèixer. Puc dir sense cap dubte que són un dels millors ocells que he vist, i si hi sumes que n’hi havia moltíssims en un paisatge extraordinari a la costa de l’Atlàntic, no cal dir que van ser la meva observació preferida.
All in all, it was just an incredible visit to the reserve! It had been a while since I had seen such a large number of species and individuals. I hope I can go back there soon!