We started today at Bessan in bright sunshine but a freezing wind. We had no luck with Little Bustards but did find a mixed flock of Corn Buntings, Cirl Buntings and Greenfinches and a dozen Lapwings. At Etang de Vendres the wind was very strong with ducks sheltering the lea and only a couple of Marsh Harriers really evident. At Pissevache there were at least 6 Great White Egrets plus c100 Gadwall, c30 Teal , c30 Shoveler a few Shelduck and a dozen Greater Flamingos.
|Greater Flamingos in the wind|
Moving on to the Gruissan area there a few more Greater Flamingos about and a couple of Water Rails scuttled across the road. At Mandirac we counted 18 White Storks and a single male Penduline Tit. Two Marsh Harriers quartered the marsh with a ring-tail Hen Harrier and 2 more Great White Egrets were sitting in the road.