Friday, 8 November 2013

Above Grazalema and On the way Home, Cadiz, Malaga and Granada Provinces.

A shorter than expected last day with Sue and Sam.

We started the day by taking Sam down to the bus and saying goodbye to him as we were going to be heading home before he got back from school and then paid a quick and very cold visit up to the top of the ridge above Grazalema, on the way up we stopped and took a few shots of a distant male Blue-rock Thrush (Roquero Solitario / Monticola solitarius) and saw Black Wheatear (Collalba Negra / Oenanthe leucura) and Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) at the same spot just below the town. From the ridge carpark we had some more but distant views of the Ring Ouzels ( Mirlo Capiblanco / Turdus torquatus) we had seen a couple of days earlier along with several Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major). After freezing our bits off up on the ridge for a while we decided that we would call it a day very early on and went back down into the town and had a coffee before saying bye and thanks to Sue and heading straight back home. There were a few birds seen on the journey including a Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus) just east of Dulce and a large flock of Azure-winged Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus) near home.

Photograph: A male Blue-rock Thrush (Roquero Solitario / Monticola solitarius).

1 comment:

stiefbeen said...

heerlijk zulke ontmoetingen.