I did’nt even know they farmed rice in Spain, but they do.
I did expect to go to a national park for some photography, and I did. But there were no birds there.
Then I discovered where they all went. At this time of the year the farmers are tilling the remains of last years rice plants back into the ground. The fields are flooded to about a foot or so deep in water, and they need good tillage machines to chop up the plants. And they need a lot of grip to make it through the ground. It seems they have figured out a way to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, as it were. See for your self!
and it seemed to be doing a good job too! It must have been churning up a lot of food as all sorts of birds were hanging about.