An afternoon visit to the Rio Genal on Friday produced Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Common Buzzard, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little-ringed Plover, Common Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap and Common Chiffchaff.
This afternoon, in calm, warm conditions for once, I checked out the west slope of El Hacho. No exciting migrants to report but I did see 20+ Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Peregrine, Common Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge (heard), Southern Grey Shrike (not seen for some time so glad to know it's still around), Blue Rock Thrush, Song Thrush, Black Redstart (still a few around, but numbers are noticeably down on winter peaks), Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler (heard), Linnet and Cirl Bunting.
A good find was a Bumble Bee Ophrys - not the rarest orchid but quite hard to see here.
|Gaucin and the Sierra Bermeja|
|Bumble Bee Ophrys Ophrys bombyliflora|