|Song Thrush Zorzal Comun Turdus philomelos through the windscreen
|Chiffchaff MosquiteroComun Phylloscopus collybita
Too much activity in the cave area so I took a long trip up and over the top but no sign of any Ring Ouzels, Fieldfares or Redwings today. I did have more Red-legged Partridges and both Stonechat and Goldfinch before descending with a close view of a Southern Grey Shrike.
|Brambling Pinzon Real Fringilla montifringilla
|Linnet Pardillo Comun Carduelis cannabina
Back home via the Salar road towards Alhama de Granada and Ventas de Zafarraya where Magpie, Black Wheatear and Blue Rock Thrush were also added to the day's final tally of 34 species. And so endeth the year's birding and a Happy New Year to all readers.
Greylag Goose, Mallard, Cormorant, Stone Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Rock Dove, Collared Dove, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Robin, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Southern Grey Shrike, Azure-winged Magpie, Magpie, Jackdaw, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Brambling, Serin, Goldfich, Linnet, Rock Bunting and Corn Bunting.
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