There is a nice lagoon area at Maspalomas and the first bird that I saw there was a Greater Flamingo - a real rarity for the island, however this one has been there for some time apparently.
There were also Sardinian Warblers flitting between bushes and immediately disappearing.
On the way back from the beach I saw a Hoopoe fly across the lagoon and I made a mental note of the location and time it landed - as it turned out the Hoopoe would be easier than I thought
At the hotel I was sat outside the room and a Hoopoe landed for a moment on the lawn - right in front of me. Wow!
So I got my camera out again and did a tour of the hotels lawns - and I found 2 Hoopoes feeding together, and I was able to get withing 6 feet of them. Brilliant. Almost too close as I was looking down on them. So I sat down to get real low and put the camera at ground level - the Hoopoe came closer. The only downside was that the birds were keeping to the shade all of the time.
I saw the birds take grubs, caterpillars, and cockroaches.
These results were much better than I thought I would get of the Hoopoe, an interesting thing was when the Hoopoe swallowed something it made a low grunting noise as if to say "mmmmm that was nice". The birds gave me a nice diversion when I was at the hotel. However I needed to get a better shot of the Southern Grey Shrike.