Everyone to their local river it would seem! Whilst four of us were working the Rio Velez, and it was quite hard work given the amount of vegetation, jungle might be a better description as it needs so much management to bring it back to its former self, friends Derek and Barbara Etherton along with a mutual Spanish friend Luis Alberto were taking advantage of an early morning visit to the Guadalhorce at Zapata (behind Malaga airport) and then on to Alhaurin de la Torre. We might have managed 41 species in just over three hours but our neighbouring trio turned up almost 70 species during their birding stint. And what's even more annoying, they also saw all our good birds plus a few more!
Derek reports as follows:
|Little Ringed Plover Chorlitejo Chico Charadrius dubius (PHOTO: Luis Albert Rodriguez)|