A visit to the west slope of El Hacho this morning from 09:30hrs-11:30hrs was worthwhile with some interesting migrants starting to appear. Highlights were a male Rock Thrush, 2 Black Wheatear and a male Black-eared Wheatear; also Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 4 Red-legged Partridge, at least 5 Blue Rock Thrush (the males still singing, their haunting song echoing around the old quarry workings), 12+ Stonechat, 2 Thekla Lark, Sardinian Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, Serin and several Cirl Bunting. Non-avian sightings included a Weasel and a Spanish Ibex.
|female/juv Spanish Ibex|
|Spanish Ibex - very relaxed!|
17:00hrs: female Montagu's Harrier, 14 Honey Buzzard, 2 Short-toed Eagle
17:30hrs: 7 Honey Buzzard, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Osprey
18:00hrs: 7 Honey Buzzard, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Booted Eagle, 1 Osprey