Friday, 27 December 2013

Sierra Nevada, Granada Province.

In the snow with Jayne, Sue and Sam.


Today was mainly about getting Sam up in to the Sierra to play in the nice new snow that had fallen on Christmas day. We set off hoping to get up to the main carpark above the town but due to the volume of people having the same idea the police were stopping cars and sending them back down in to the town so we parked in the main car park and had a wander. Whilst there we had a good lunch and watched some of the skiers before dropping back down to one of the roadside areas where we had a great time building a snowman and having snowball fights before heading home to warm up. We did see a few birds including Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia).On the way back to the house we had a brief view of a Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus) as it flashed across the A92.


1 comment:

stiefbeen said...

dat ziet er heel gezellig uit.