Staying in the same hotel were Duncan Macdonald and Ian Rowlands with their Speyside Wildlife tour group. It was good to exchange information on the local sites with them. One day I bumped into them at Barbate and I showed them a better location for viewing the estuary here. As soon as we arrived Duncan ‘scoped a Lesser Crested Tern with the Sandwich Terns! I had been viewing the area just previously with my bins. I don’t bring my ‘scope as we have so much equipment and apparatus for the field course. Makes me wonder what else I’ve missed here in previous years! At least five tern species were present that day along with Caspian, Little and Gull-billed.
The non-avian highlight (not seen by me unfortunately) was a group of Killer Whales at the Almadrabas off Zahara seen by a lucky few.