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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