We arrived at the salt pans in Bonanza at around 10:00hrs but the morning mist was sitting low over the whole area so there wasn't much to see at the time.
We headed back into the town and breakfast whilst we waitws for the sun to break through. At about midday it had finally blown off so we headed back to the salt pans.
Once there we parked and set up the scope to scan the area and start identifing the birds. There were: Black-winged Stilts, Turnstones, Avocets, Whimbrel, Curlew, Redshank, Greenshank, Sanderlings, Snipe, Dunlin, Kentish Plover
Most of the birds were too far away for any photos, except for the ones below.
|Turnstone and Sanderling|
We also saw: Shelducks, Slender-billed Gull, Osprey, Caspian Terns, Reed Bunting,
Lesser Blackbacked Gull, Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Common Buzzard, Spoonbill
On another note...
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HAPPY BIRDING 2013 :)