We took a drive south to Port Leucate. There were plenty of Little Terns and Kentish Plovers on sandbanks but also some almost fully grown juvenile Black-winged Stilts. They give the impression of being quite shocked to discover they have such long legs and seem not sure what to do with them.
Juvenile Black-winged Stilt
We also had a look around the Franqui area and found Hoopoe, 15 Bee-eaters, and quite a few juvenile Shelduck. A large Coypu also posed for the camera.
Returning home there were messages on my phone all from Susan from Oupia. She, Tim and Rod Leslie had been handed a juvenile Scops Owl which had been found on the path adjacent to their house. There are Scops Owls in the immediate vicinity so after I had dashed over to photograph the fluffy fledgling it was lodged in a fig tree in the hope that the parents would find it after dark.
Juvenile Scops Owl
I hope to report good news on this wonderful little bird.