Jenny off to a Spanish lesson so with just over an hour to spare after dropping her off in Puente don Manuel I took a drive up to the picnic site above Alcaucin in the hope of finding a few Crossbill. Collared Doves at the start of the mountain drive followed by a rapidly departing Blackbird before arriving at the car park. No Crossbills in the usual Eucalyptus tree so took a look at the alternative dead tree below the car park. Again, no Crossbills but a pair of Nuthatch and a single Great Spotted Woodpecker. That was a very welcome surprise.
|The first Great Spotted Woodpecker Pico Picapinos Dendrocopos major of the morning
|Views of the third Great Spotted Woodpecker Pico Picapinos Dendrocopos major seen at the picnic site
|Speckled Wood Butterfly Pararge aegeria
|There were numerous Jays Arrendajo Garrulus glandarius and this one seems to have found his acorn
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Robin, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Azure-winged Magpie, Crossbill.
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