The most notable birds and the ones I was targeting most were 1 LITTLE GULL (immature) and 4 WHISKERED TERNS - both firsts of the season for me. To add a bit of interest were also 3 obliging Cuckoos flying around and calling all the time (see above), a nice drake RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 1 Ferruginous Duck and a Hobby. Otherwise more or less the usual mix of common waterbirds (including a Garganey, 28 Pygmy Cormorants, 14 Spoonbills, 2 Redshanks...).
The Bee-eater colony is in full breeding activity with something like 20 or more pairs on the sand bank in front of the first hide. In my opinion this is the best place to see a Bee-eater here. They usually come very close to the screenings and allow great views (below).
|A happy colorful party|