Friday 8 October
Time for a visit to the picnic area on the Rio Guadalfeo below Velez de Benaudalla so that we can see what is about and take a walk downstream. The obvious answer was very little to be seen or heard other than a handful of both House Sparrows and Chaffinches. But the walk was enjoyable in the sun but with the provided shade by the tree on the river bank.
|Rio Guadalfeo below Velez de Benaudalla|
Making our way back, first a Blackbird them once aback at the picnic area, a Grey Wagtail and more Chaffinches. Foraging in the nearby trees both Great and Blue Tit.
|Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea|
Taking the car back along the entry track to the main road we made our way down to the water control where I found both Coot and Moorhen along with another Grey Wagtail. It would also appear to be the time of day for the local Terrapins to take thieir daily rest!
|A host of Terrapins Mauremys leprosa|
Further on down the road to take another riverside track before our walk which produced a male Stonechat followed by a pair of Mallard on the river itself. Finally, a movement in front of the cliff to my left drew attention to the male Kestrel which then landed and remained long enough for a distant photograph.
|Very distant Kestrel Falco tinnunculus|
Mallard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Chaffinch.