Alhama - Cacin trip 6th January 2015
Chilly to start but warmed up at about 11am. As we didn´t expect too many people around today we decided to pop over to the Cacin valley. En route we saw Collared Doves, Spotless Starlings, Blackbird, Buzzard and House Sparrow. Up through the village of Turon and our first sighting was of a Green Woodpecker atop a ruin, while below it in the trees, were Goldfinches, Black Redstarts, Serins and a few House Sparrows.
|Green Woodpecker Picus viridis (PHOTO: John Wainwright)|
|Robin Erithacus rubecula (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)|
stopped to look at a Southern Grey Shrike and a single Greenfinch. Nothing more other than what we already seen as we dropped down into Santa Cruz de Comercio.
|Greenfinch Carduelis chloris (PHOTO: John Wainwright)|
of the day. As we reached the main road, five Calandra Larks and a larger group of Meadow Pipits were seen as well as a Common Kestrel and a very quick (but photographable) view of a sub-adult Golden Eagle.
|Sub-adult Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos (PHOTO: John Wainwright)|
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