On Sunday morning a walk through the mixed cork/pine woods around La Umbria produced Booted Eagle, 5+ Bonelli's Warbler and 2 Iberian Chiffchaff all singing, plus Firecrest, Eurasian Nuthatch and Short-toed Treecreeper.
Some excellent observations (and photos) from last week from Tim who is on holiday in Gaucin:
two wryneck, four purple herons, one grey heron, one subalpine warbler, several whitethroats, melodious warblers, huge (c200) flocks of white storks, and around one hundred booted eagles and black kites, at least 100 red-rumped swallows, two northern wheatears, a little owl, a single black stork in a field, and a lesser kestrel.
At San Pablo at the far end of the track from the Coca Cola bar, near the water/hydro works: a common cuckoo, 100+ bee-eaters, 100+ white storks, 100+ black storks; a sparrowhawk carrying prey; plenty of booted eagles and black kites.
Up the road behind Jimena up to the radio station - there were two pairs of black-eared wheatears up there. And on the way down, an alpine swift and a Monarch butterfly.
|female Black-eared Wheatear|
|male Black-eared Wheatear|
About noon 100+ black kites very high over the village.