Lovely start to the day with sun and just a light wisp of cloud albeit quite windy as I drove up to the old railway track at Ventas de Zafarraya. Both Black Redstart and Sardinian Warbler as I approached the mirador and then greeted by another pair of Black Redstart. Above me a quartet of Ibex Capra sibirica feeding happily unawares, at the time, of my presence as I walked through the old tunnel I had my first Choughs as I exited. The first Stonechat of the morning was recorded quickly followed by a Thekla Lark.
|Thekla Lark Cogujada Montesina Galerida theklae
Quite a long time before I eventually found my first Black Wheatear and no sooner found then a Song Thrush flew out of the nearby bush and dived into the next vegetation much to my delight.
|Male Ibex Capra sibirica
|First Bramblings Pinzon Real Fringilla montifringilla of the winter
|If so inclined, time to take out the ski equipment now that the white stuff has arrived
|Meadow Pipit Bisbita Pratense Anthus pratensis
|Young male or female Ibex Capra sibirica
Mallard, Red-legged Partridge, Kestrel, Rock Dove, Collared Dove, Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Black Wheatear, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Jay, Azure-winged Magpie, Magpie, Chough, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Brambling, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Corn Bunting.