Monday, 30 November 2020

Sierra de Loja, Granada Province, Spain.

Dartford Warbler. (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata).

A pair of stunning birds that performed beautifully.
 
Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) the stunning male.
I had spent a few hours up on the far side of the Sierra, on my way down I stopped off at a spot where I was hoping to find Blue-rock Thrush (Roquero Solitario / Monticola solitarius) and Black Wheatear (Collalba Negra / Oenanthe leucura) and both were in the area but they did not approach unlike the pair of Dartford Warblers (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata).
Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) singing male.

These two birds were acting as if it was already spring or at least the male was, he spent long periods singing from different Hawthorn bushes, sometimes coming quite close.
Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) the male again.
The female kept her distance a little more but followed the male all the time I was there, I had a fantastic couple of hours with these stunning birds.
Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) the female.

1 comment:

Andy Mountford said...

Stunning pics of stunning birds