Wednesday 8 December
David and his Arboleas Birding Group were at Cabo de Gata this morning and his frst comment referred to the "glorious sunshine" whilst I awaited the removal men in Stamford under cloudy skies and a light drizzle. Fortunately, the men arrived early and as they backed into the drive the rain stopped. Just a light shower around Northampton on the way south but arriving in Warsash at the mouth of the Hamble river on Southampton Water the sun was shining and Jenny reported it had been like that all day. Looks like our weather was the opposite way round by the end of the morning!So whilst I had to be content with the usual Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie and Wood Pigeons, albeit half a dozen Red Kite were worth seeing as I motored along, Dave and friends were enjoying a wonderful selection of Spanish birds. Just hope they will have left some for me when I return in mid-January!
|And a hearty welcome to Cabo de Gata!|
|"Pinky" Slender-billed Gulls Larus genei |