To be honest I thought today's trip might turn out to be a bit of a disaster due to the cold gusty winds we've been having for nearly a week. How wrong I was! Gilly and I met up with the 9 other members at a service station about 10km from the Las Norias lakes. The brilliant news was that there was virtually no wind. The bad news was that (A) The road onto the first causeway was closed and (B) the water was almost lapping by the roadside. We overcame the first obstacle by driving round the barriers (typically Spanish!). There was heavy engineering work going on at the pumping station. We were able to observe the water to the right. There wasn't a lot. Cormorants, Shovelers, Great Crested Grebes and Coots. We heard Cetti's Warbler and saw Chiffchaffs, Stonechats, Kestrel and Hoopoe. Having been refused permission to walk through the work site to check the left hand lake, we drove all the way round, passing over the second causeway seeing Grey Herons and Black-winged Stilts.