Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Maigmo and Montnegre

Today in the mountain behind Alicante. Nice start and first bird seen a Wood Lark, many more heard during the morning,

Wood Lark

 Coal Tit, Long tailed Tit, Crested Tit, Mistle Thrush, Trevor spotted a large raptor which turn out to be a Short toed Eagle, moments later a Goshawk crossed the mountain ridge and was joined by a second  bird. At the top of Maigmo  Tree Creeper, Crossbill,

Crested Tit

  lots of Chaffinch, and in one of the ravines we heard a few Wren singing.

Tree Creeper

At around 12 o'clock we headed to Montnegre at the entrance to the track we watch the Griffon Vultures, Chough, Raven, Peregrine Falcon, Dartford Warbler. Blue rock Thrush
Big surprise of the day was a superb full summer plumage male Subalpine Warbler, which I fail photograph by some wrong decision making.
Nothing other of interest to report as we worked our way down to Alicante.

Tomorrow Petrola and surrounding area

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