Dennis, Ian and I set off early to get up on the moor land type ridges near
We then moved on to the
The last stop of the day was at Padul Lagoons where the first birds seen were a small group of Water Pipits (Bistita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta) feeding in the stream near the entrance track. In the area around the bridge several Cetti’s Warblers (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), a single Water Rail (Rascón Europeo / Rallus aquaticus) and a couple of Reed Warblers (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scirpaceus) were all heard but not seen. Yellow Wagtails (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava) of three races were seen along with a couple of White Wagtails (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).
Other birds seen included Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinula Chloropus), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Northern Shoveler (Cuchara Común / Anas clypeata) and Southern Grey Shrike (Alcaudón Real Meridional / Lanius meridionalis).
Photographs from the top: Dennis and Ian photographing the Accentors, 2 & 3 Alpine Accentors (Acentor Alpino / Prunella modularis), Dennis and Ian on the Icy snow and Icicles on the way down.