Thursday, May 26, 2022

Unfinished Business


Another day in the life in the Valley Montnegra.

Nice early start and in place and Birding well before 8 o'clock, it was a refreshing breeze almost chilly.  It didn't take more than a few minutes and a Black-eared Wheatear popped up and then a Spotted Flycatcher showed close by on a fence.

Black-eared Wheatear

Spotted Flycatcher

The resident Blue rock Thrush put on a fabulous open-air concert, singing all the time while we were there, amazing.


 The star of the show was a pair of Trumpeter Finches which dropped in briefly, this pair of trumpets are different from last week's sightings as they both have Leg rings.

Nice Trumpeter Finch, crap background.

 Also Black Wheatear, and Red-rumped Swallows. 

The trip around, and stopping at our favourite sites produced at least 3 Melodious Warblers.

Melodious Warbler Number 1

Melodious Warbler Number 2

 This bird was deep in a black hole and a dense reed bed. I don't know how I've managed to pull this photo out of the shadows but it can be done in Canon RAW.

 Also a few Nightingale. The big surprise of the day was at least 2 Orphean Warblers which were very mobile, sorry no photos.

Go birding, enjoy being out there in the expanse and make some news.

Cheers Bryan

But where next?

Of interest, the police have on the N332 have been Stopping UK drivers and unlicensed motorists and checking their papers at the Gran Alicante turn off.

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