We set off from the hotel and I went to the end of the walk near the Saydo Hotel and Antonio went to the far side of the Sierra where he started to walk back towards our point. We set off and walked to the halfway point where we met Antonio and exchanged vehicle keys and continued on our way. On the walk little was seen but the noise from the Cicada’s (Tibicen plebejus) was incredible, we found hundreds of their discarded cases on the trees. We also saw Scarce Swallowtail (Chupaleches / Iphiclides podalirius feisthameli), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris) and Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra).
Photographs from the top: Cicada (Tibicen plebejus) and Case.