Chiffchaff - Photo by Bob Thomson
With the final morning of the tour upon us El Hondo was decided on as one of the favourite areas visited throughout the tour and a good destination to enjoy the morning/early afternoon. The 2km circular walk from the visitor centre provided excellent views of Bluethroat with at least 25 individuals seen. Great photographic oppertunities of Chiffchaff were also available due to an obvious arrival of birds with 100 - 150 seen during the walk (see above photo by tour member Bob Thomson). Other highlights included - Marsh Harrier (5), Whiskered Tern (2), Common Crane (14), Booted Eagle (2) and Melodious Warbler (1). An excellent final day to a very enjoyable weeks birding with over 130 species recorded.