Back in Gaucin there was a Red-rumped Swallow low over Calle Convento/Calle del Pino gardens late afternoon but the best sighting was a first for the village (certainly for me): an unfamiliar Stonechat-like call from the jungle of walnut, fig and bamboo that passes for a garden in front of our house had been bugging me for a couple of days but I'd had no luck in seeing the bird amidst all the foliage. This evening it finally showed itself to be a Western Olivaceous Warbler - presumably passing through on its way south as its usual habitat would be near a watercourse (there is a small leaky 'stream' running through the garden, hence the prolific shrubs and trees).
|Algatocin village from Camino Las Pilas|
|Rather scruffy European Bee-eater|
|Recently-harvested cork oak|