Sunday, 10 November 2019

Alcaucin

Distant female Crossbill Piquituerto Comun Loxia curvirostra
Saturday 9 November

Up too late to spend the morning at the Charca de Suarez so I took a late morning driven up to the woods above the Alcaucin picnic area.  Not only very quiet but I got caught out by the sudden drop in temperature!  Out for little more than 90 minutes but at least recorded new new birds for the month.  Next time I must remember to wear a jumper or at least long sleeves!

Lonely Mistle Thrush Zorzal Charlo Turdus viscivorus

Both Robin and Chaffinch as  approached the picnic area and then standing quietly in the , then, deserted top area amongst the tall trees I recorded both Great and Blue Tits along with another Robin and a good number of Nuthatch.  A Mistle Thrush posed on top of a dead tree and then a couple of Blackbirds scuttled by.  Before leaving the area I also managed to find a handful of Crossbill and then both Sardinian Warbler and Goldfinch before leaving to complete the mountain track to the top above Ventas de Zafarraya and then, approachi9ng the end of the track, both Spotless Starling and Serin.

A very active Nuthatch Trepador Azul Sitta europaea

Very wind as I passed Ventas de Zafarraya and a quick drive along the old railway track only produced Crag Martin and Chough.  Finally home for a late lunch having just recorded a total of 15 species.

Birds seen:
Robin, Black Redstart, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Spotless Starling, Chaffinch, Serin, Goldfinch, Crossbill.


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