I have just returned to Gaucin for a short mid-winter break with my wife Dawn and will post my sightings whenever we got out.
We both wish Paul and Janys all the very best for 2017 and hope that Janys's recovery continues until she is fully fixed.
Rio Genal - 10am - 12 noon January 4thIt was great to be back in the Spanish sunshine leaving a very cold Somerset yesterday! After some heavy winter rain the verdant Andalucia landscape and teamed with life. Blankets of flowering yellow Bermuda Buttercups were broken up by swathes of Paper-white Narcissi.
|Black Redstart - male|
|Black Redstart - female|
|Chiffchaff - sp. most probably Common|
A huge flock of Griffon Vultures circled above Sierra Crestellina, I counted 71 but I'm sure I missed a few.
Rio Guadiaro 2pm - 5pmWe had lunch back home in Gaucin before driving down to the Rio Guadiaro at Cortes. The weather was even better it must been around 17C as we walked along the river. We had many more sightings of Black Redstarts, White Wagtail, Common Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Crag Martin and Goldfinch. A single Green Sandpiper, two Great Cormorants and good views of our second Cetti's Warbler was nice.
Final birds added to the day list were Grey Wagtail, Corn Bunting and a Mistle Thrush.