On airport duty so unable to attend this month's Andalucia Bird Society field visit to the Serrania de Ronda but was able to meet up with members afterwards when I attended the committee meeting in Juancar, the "Blue Village" in the middle of no-where.
|A rather lovely, if lonely, Little Egret Egretta garzetta|
|Turnstone Arenaria intrpres with Sanderling Calidris alba|
My final stop was up in the mountains above Ojen at the Refugio de Jaunar where I hopped to find my third target bird of the day, the Bullfinch. Again, much searching during which I saw Blackbird, Robin and Great Tit but the Bullfinch was proving most elusive until I heard two individuals whilst walking the valley trail. The only thing I can say is that one out of three is better than none out of three - just!
|Sanderling Calidris alba|
|If you fish in the surf it can make a mess of your hair!|
Gannet, Cormorant, Little Egret,Griffon Vulture, Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Turnstone, Audouin's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Collared Dove, Monk Parakeet, White Wagtail, Robin, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chough, Raven, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Serin, Bullfinch.
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