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Jan 2nd - Camino Gibraltar

It was like a beautiful spring morning, lots of sunshine, a nice temperature and plenty of wildife to look at. We took the Camino Gibraltar out of the village and went 2km downhill to meet Alice and Jim at their home in the campo (countryside). There were many Black Redstarts on view as well as Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Goldfinches and Serins. With our two companions we set off for a longer walk down to the Santa Nino chapel. The hedgerows and fields were awash with Bermuda Buttercup, Narcissi, Periwinkle and Celandine. We added 3 more butterflies to the 2011 list; Wall Brown, Clouded yellow and Small White. During the next two hours we saw Kestrel, Griffon Vulture, Song Thrush, Blue and Great Tit, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail and many more Black Redstarts.

After leaving our two friend back at their finca we started back up the hill to the village. Along this stretch we added Eurasian Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper and a small flock of Siskins - always a nice sight, see the video and pictures below.

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