Unlike the rest of herons, the common martinete is nocturnal, and begins its activity when most birds retire to rest. It is mainly concentrated in humid places, as it feeds mainly on fish, amphibians and aquatic invertebrates.

That is why it will be easier for us to see this bird of beautiful plumage in the late afternoon. In recent years it seemed that the species began a marked decline, but fortunately today it has increased its population significantly.

If we want to enjoy the view of this beautiful bird in the Montes de Toledo we will have to sneak up on wet banks and areas where they can find their food.