A beautiful, clear sunny and very warm morning so what better way to start St David's Day than to spend almost a couple of hours down at the local Rio Velez just west of Torre del Mar. A few local Rock Doves accompanied by the odd Moorhen and a number of Mallards to greet me and then the incessant calling of the Cetti's Warblers and to constant movement of Blackbirds. Walking down the track towards the hide the first Goldfinches and a single Stonechat before spotting the Spotless Starlings resting atop of the nearby pylons.
No shortage of Chiffchaffs busy feeding up in preparation for their coming northern migration as they flitted from leaf to leaf and tree to tree and also taking in the local reeds.
|Chiffchaff Mosquitero Comun Phylloscopus collybita|
|Cormorants Cormoran Grande Phalacrocorax carbo resting along with a single Grey Heron Garza Real Ardea cinera|
|Zitting Cisticola Buitron Cisticola juncidis|
|Little Ringed Plover Chorlitejo Chico Charadrius dubius|
|Serin Verdecillo Serinus serinus|
|Kissing Herons Garza Real Ardea cinera|
Mallard, Cormorant, Little Egret, Heron, Moorhen, Coot, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Rock Dove, Collared Dove, Monk Parakeet, Hoopoe, Barn Swallow, White Wagtail, Robin, Stonechat, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Waxbill, Serin, Golfinch.
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