|The ever-watchful Ibex (PHOTO: Steve Powell)|
|Black Redstart Colirrojo Tizon Phoenicurus ochruros (PHOTO: Steve Powell)|
|Alpine Accentor Acentor Alpino Prunella collaris (PHOTO: Steve Powell)|
|Thekla Lark Cogujada Montesina Galerida theklae (PHOTO: Steve Powell)|
|Rapidly departing Stonechat Tarabilla Comun Saxicola torquatus (PHOTO: Steve Powell)|
|Crested Tit Herrerillo Capuchino Parus cristatus (PHOTO: Steve Powell)|
It may have started out very cold but the day had certainly warmed up, both in terms of heat and the number and quality of birds recorded. Most enjoyable and a final total of 68 species - until I am corrected!
|Now where did that Alpine Accentor go?|
|Griffon Vultures Buitre Leonado Gyps fulvus over Ventas de Zafarraya|
|Grey Heron Garza Real Ardea cinerea resting in the trees at the pantaneta|
|One of many Blue Rock Thrushes Roquero Solitario Monticola solitaries seen from the old railway track|
|Now how's this for a cheeky Long-tailed Tit Mito Aegithalos caudatus?|
Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Red-legged Partridge, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Heron, Griffon Vulture, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Moorhen, Coot, Rock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Calandra Lark, Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Sky Lark, Crag Martin, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Wren, Alpine Accentor, Robin, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Ring Ouzel, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Cetti's Warbler, Dartfrd Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, Firecrest, Long-tailed Tit, Crested Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper, Southern Grey Shrike, Jay, Azure-winged Magpie, Magpie, Chough, Jackdaw, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Crossbill, Rock Bunting, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting.
Check out the accompanying website at http://www.birdingaxarquia.weebly.com for the latest sightings, photographs and additional information.