A cloudy start, then the rain came in the Donana. An afternoon near Osuna.
Day Six with Abby Turner from New York, USA.
|The approaching storm clouds.|
|A beautiful tiled gate sign.|
|Iberian Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).|
We next went for Lunch in La Lantejuela and then had a very quick look at the nearby pools but we did not see anything new so we headed back through the town and out passed the earlier site and on to the road heading towards Osuna. At the first bridge we scanned the fields and located two groups of Great Bustards (Avutarda Común / Otis tarda) in the distance totalling around 27 birds. In the same area we had Iberian Grey Shrike, Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Meadow Pipit, Corn Bunting and a male Hen Harrier. We dropped down off the bridge and turned around in a track and had a third Dartford Warbler flick across in front of us but this time after about 20 minutes work we nailed the id when the bird sat out for Abby to get good views and put it on the green list.
|Some horses amongst the birds at El Rocio's SEO hide.|