A friend of mine, Dave, had never been to Cabo de Gata, so who was I to deny him a birding visit there. Gilly, unfortunately was still suffering from her tummy bug and unable to come along. The weather was brilliant. Sunny, but the wind strengthened later.
We saw our first Roller of the summer on the way down. At the first hide there were lots of waders to be seen. Curlew Sandpipers (a German birder called them Little Curlews, which made my heart miss a beat!), Dunlin, Kentish and a Ringed Plover and the resident Avocet and Black-winged Stilt. I spotted a distant Oystercatcher and the German a distant Spotted Redshank. 32 Cattle Egret were unusually on the waters edge and 2 Spoonbills were still present. Close to the shoreline Northern Wheatear, Whinchat and Yellow Wagtail were seen.