Day Two, Garnets and Rocks.
|Linda giving a brief in the Volcano.|
|Garnets in Rock.|
On the way up the ground was covered in a fine red gravel of Garnets, some quite large ones. Other minerals found included samples of sillimanite (white and feathery) and cordierite (blue/grey). On the return walk we picked up Black Wheatear (Collalba Negra / Oenanthe leucura), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Black-eared Wheatear (Collalba Rubia / Oenanthe hispanica) and Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator).
|Group in the Sierra.|
We then spent some time in Nijar where we got some lunch items and headed out to the Sierra Alhamilla, at the first site Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos) and Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra) could be heard. The rest of the day was spent calling at different site through the sierra and then on wards down to the coast.
|Layering in the Sierra.|
Here we stopped at a rocky area on the beach, while the rocks were being examined I picked up several Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), a couple of Audouin's Gulls (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii) and a single Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocorax carbo). On the rocks Seaside Daisy (Asteriscus maritimus) was very common.
|Rocks on the beach.|
We then made our way back to the villa via mercodona supermarket.