Is it me or does everybody happen to go to the same site at the same time? Yesterday my holidaying neighbours from Holland, Gilbert and Ely Houtekamer, spent the day in the Cacin Valley after their climb up the Sierra Loja with Mick Richardson whilst, at about the same time, it would appear that John and Jenny Wainwright were also in the vicinity at neighbouring Huetor Tajar. At least they both got in a good day's birding before today's horrible, miserable wet weather. John's report follows:
Huetor Tajar: 28th March
|Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava ibereia (PHOTO: John Wainwright)
Up to the crossroads and in the old tree we had good views of Greenfinches and in the fields around we saw Crested Larks, White Wagtails and a good number of Cattle Egrets. Parking at, and overlooking the stream, we found a Green Sandpiper (this was moved on when a motorbike went past), lots of Linnets coming down for baths, on the banks more Crested Larks and Greenfinches, Serins, Blackbirds, House Sparrows and two blue-headed Yellow Wagtails (Iberia).
|Greenfinch Carduelis chloris (PHOTO: John Wainwright)
|Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus (PHOTO: John Wainwright)
|Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius (PHOTO: John Wainwright)
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