Wednesday 15 February
Flew into Zaragoza and drove down to Laguna Gallocanta and followed a clockwise circuit around the lake. Quite breezy and 7 - 8 C. No other birders about and the Cranes were feeding close to the road, small numbers with c 2000 present late afternoon. Very good for Hen Harriers with about ten birds present all bar one were males. Other highlights were a Rock Sparrow on the church in Tornos and a roadside Wild Boar at dusk. On leaving Gallocanta we headed for the Hotel Carinena in the town of the same name, strategically situated 45 minutes drive from Belchite.