|Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia).|
I then made my way up in to Archidona where I had a coffee before meeting David and Myles who run the very smart Almohalla 51 guest house right in the centre of the town. After a good meeting I headed up to the Convento de Las Monjas Mínimas on the hill above the town where I added Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) to the year list along with Blue Rock Thrush (Roquero Solitario / Monticola solitarius), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).
My next stop was in the very windy and wet hills above Trabuco, I spent some time in the pine woods where I saw Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis) and White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba). After an hour or so I was fed up with the wind so I headed down to the town and then waited for Jayne in the town before heading home.