|Blue Tit Herrerillo Comun Parus caeruleus|
I coud hear sounds from above and began to think that the picnicers had already arrived to save their favourite table but, no, a trio of campers sitting in bags having roughed the night. Straight passed them and up to the top to walk along the narrow water channel. All very quiet with hardly a bird to be heard nevermind seen apart from the occasional Goldfinch. Yet, on the retrn walk back down to the main picnic area a Great Spotted Wodpecker flew overhead.
|Well-concealed Nuthatch Trepador Azul Sitta europaea|
|Juvenile Crossbill Piquituerto Comun Loxia curvirostra|
Many House Martins as I passed through the village and, on arrival, I was greeted by the calling Choughs who duly presented themselves to be seen. A handful of Rock Buntings on the track up to the tunnel and a good number of Rock Sparrows also present. But I had specifically come to see if teh Alpine Swifts were back in their breeding cave. Unfortunately, just the one short glimpse of a departing specimen so,presumably, the birds have returned and area either sitting tight on egss or are way up above feeding; they certainly did not reappear whilst I was parked up at the tunnel entrance.
|Chough Chova Piquirroja Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax|
Red-legged Partridge, Pererine Falcon, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Alpine Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Crag Martin, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Robin, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, Firecrest, Blue Tit, Nuthatch, Chough, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Chafinch, Serin, Goldfinch, Linnet, Crossbill, Rock Bunting, Corn Bunting.
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