I may be back in "Blighty" but there is no way that is going to stop John and Jenny Wainwright going about their birding adventures. Last week, would you believe, they were once more up their favourite mountain, the Sierra Loja, as can seen from the following report received from John. All photos by Jenny so, presumably, John is about to become the official "camera carrier!"
|Now we will all be able to leave our 4x4's at home and join Mick in his little Fiesta!
Sierra Loja Round-trip 21st June 2013
Just a short report from a round trip of the Sierra Lojas- starting from Salar and over to Loja. A lot of roadworks going on and sometimes a wait for the road to be laid and machinery to get out of the way.
The attached six photos are all by Jenny.
Another really hot day, though cooler higher up.
|Little Owl Athene noctua
|Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
|Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus at rest but keeping an eagle-eye on the observers
|Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata at its favoured site on the mountain
On the way down towards Loja we were held up for over half an hour by more road works - scraping and filling - which will give access for most vehicles once it is completed.
|Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
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