Wednesday 22 March
It sounds like a great day's birding for Dave and his Arboleas Birding Group. All those sightings of both Barn and Red-rumped Swallows reminds we in the UK that our Barn Swallows should now be about to, hopefully, descend upon us. Here, to date, so far only mention of a few Sand Martins. I really like Dave's comment about the Iberian Grey Shrike on its "resident" power line. How true this of so many species, whether it by the Crossbills that I would regularly see at the top of the old tree at the Alcaucin picnic area or the Little Owl that always rested on the same pile of stones at the edge of the arable land beyond Ventas de Zafarraya and, I am sure, many others will have similar tales to relate. Still looking forward to catching upon all those missed Spanish species when I return in may.
Rio Almanzora & Vera Playa: Wednesday 22nd March
|Iberian Grey Shrike (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Black-winged Stilts (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Male Red-crested Pochard (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)