The day started with me dropping Jayne off at the boarder crossing on to
The early migrating birds from
Later I went further along the coast towards Tarifa and stopped at a mirador where I started to pick up a few passage raptors, the first was an adult Egyptian Vulture (Alimoche Común / Neophron percnopterus), followed by good numbers of Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) and Short-toed Eagles (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus).
I returned to the site at Los Barrios and still did not find the Buzzard but relocated the two Ospreys easily as both were in the same place as when I left. I also added Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido / Apus pallidus), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Meadow Pipit (Bistita Común / Anthus pratensis), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricapilla), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinula Chloropus), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis). On the way back to
I did not do any birding on Gibraltar, I meet Jayne and we had some lunch before having a drive down to Europa point and around on to the beach areas on the east side. The over whelming memory was of rubbish, more rubbish and lots of mess, when there are some nice beaches in the local areas just over the boarder I don’t see any reason to visit the place.
Photographs from the top: Black Kite (Milano Negro / Milvus migrans), Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis) and Gibraltar West Beach.