Just had a quick email from friend Derek Etherton who has managed to locate his first Nightingale of the year on a very short visit to the Rio Guadalhorce at Zapata, just at the back of Malaga airport. I suspect that offering to take taking Barbara to the dentist was just a lowly ruse to get in a little birding whilst the sun was shining. (All fell flat though when the heavy rains arrived as he was leaving!)
On the other hand, a good show of small birds sen in a very short period as can be seen from Derek's report:
|Nightingale Ruisenor Comun Luscinia megarhynchos|
It seems I need to go down to the Rio Velez and see if any Nightingales have turned up my local patch. Just goes to show what even twenty minutes or so can produce if you take the opportunity to look.
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