Wednesday 15 March
Having experienced two lovely sunny days plus this morning with hardly a breath of wind, I left Southampton's Guildhall a the end of the afternoon's T-Dance session to discover that the wet stuff had once more returned. However, much cheered up by receiving, reading and publishing Dave's report of the Arboleas Birding Group's visit to the Sierra Maria this morning. Great to think that you saw a trio of Golden Eagles as well as the Ravens. Even the Rock Buntings are lovely birds to observe. All I now have to do is hope for drier weather when I take a morning walk up the Hamble River on Friday followed by a day in the New Forest on Saturday with the Hampshire Ornithological Society. Fat chance a Golden Eagle, but I'll happily settle for birds such as Yellowhammer and maybe an early Sand Martin or Barn Swallow. Perhaps too early to pick up a Hobby. Look forward to next week's report.
Sierra de Maria: Wednesday 15th March
|Male Crossbill (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Adrian's Plaque (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|The almond trees were blossoming!
(PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Distant immature Golden Eagle (PHOTO: Phil)
|Short-toed Treecreeper (PHOTO: Phil)
|Crested Tit (PHOTO: Phil)