Thursday, April 15, 2021

Mountains or Salinas

Wednesday 14th April 

Hi there hope you're having a good day

Today a toss-up,

Rain is threatening in the mountain so do we stay safe and take the easy option and look at the coastal areas and the Salinas, or do we go mountains?

And so the vote was the mountains and the speciality birds that the mountains could offer and also explore the some other areas we've missed out in previous visits.

It was cloudy and a fresh wind at only 14 degrees, and it didn't rise above that all day until we returned to the coast

There was only one moment during our morning but a moment. And guess what we forgot the Werther's sweets?


Not a rare bird but a great bird to connect with at this time of the year when in full summer plumage.  Black-eared Wheatear is a stunning bird, we saw 3 or 4 of them today but this particular bird was exceptional and very showy individual.

Black-eared Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

Amazing views, and  point blank

Black-eared Wheatear

1st breakfast had come and gone, the slab of banana bread didn't go down too well today, I made spiced banana bread flavoured with a large spoonful of Curry powder, anyway, 2nd breakfast followed rather quickly to wash away the lingering afterburn of the spicy curried banana bread.

Not so many birds today and not much banter going on either, as no one had any sense of feeling on there tongue, the curried banana bread was to blame.

Peregrine Falcon, Blue rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Chough, Rock Bunting, Red-rumped Swallow, Sand Martin, Bonellis Warbler, Red-legged Partridge and a good case for Thekla's lark.

There's so much more to Montnegra than just the main track.

Have fun

Cheers Bryan

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing some great record photos of your sighting of the Black-eared Wheatear