A couple of short visits to the hides at S'Albufera did of course result in a few birds though.
|adult Red-knobbed Coot - a couple of small things help separate this from its common cousin|
|juvenile Red-knobbed Coot - not so easy to separate from its common cousin|
|Purple Swamphen - note the incredibly long legs and how it uses them to hold the sedge grass that it bites off with its large bill|
|Garganey - the only one of its kind I could find amongst hundreds of Teal and Shoveler|
|whilst photographing this Golden Plover which I think is unusual here I completely missed the other bird lying down next to it (Stone Curlew)|
|this should definitely not have been here - a Harris Hawk which is a bird of North America and therefore an escapee|
|a Marbled Duck - along with the coots and swamphens these have been reintroduced to the marshlands of S'Albufera|