Thursday 24 June
Still hanging around waiting for a phone call but decided to pop over to nearby Las Campinuelas to see if anything was about. With the temperature just reaching 30C and a blazing hot sun in a clear blue sky I decided to restrict myself to a short, thirty minute walk from my usual parking spot to the holding pool at the spring and then return on the opposite side of the road. Far too hot and uncomfortable for birding (even the birds must have thought the same!).
|Goldfinch Jilguero Carduelis carduelis
A good number of both House Sparrows and Goldfinches about and the outward walk also produced a couple of Crested Lark, Blackbird and a solitary Greenfinch. A single Spotted Flycatcher on a low twig was a pleasant surprise as I crossed the road to commence the return walk .More Goldfinches on the return leg plus almost a dozen Serin and a small group of Spotless Starlings. A couple of Barn Swallows above and Collared Doves on the wires. Finally, maybe up to a dozen Bee-eaters feeding above their chosen nesting bank.
|Collared Doves Tortola Turca Streptopelia decaocto
Collared Dove, Crested Lark, Bee-eater, Barn Swallow, Blackbird, Spotted Flycatcher, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Serin, Greenfinch, Goldfinch.
|Serin Verdecillo Serinus serinus
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