17 August 2011

Another day, another woodchat...SPAIN (14 August)

I once again braved the intense heat of southern Spain (nearly 40 degrees celsius), and so kept my birding to a minimum. Woodchat Shrikes were again evident with an adult bird posing on a wire and this young bird in the scrub below. A Hoopoe bounded away with its characteristic undulating flight and bold pied wing pattern. Sardinian Warblers churred from the scrub, and small groups of tits moved through the olive groves. Finally, a wire played host to a deep cobalt Blue Rock-Thrush singing its heart out in the early morning sun.

At the end of the day I boarded a flight back to the UK, where the British Birdfair is coming very soon...

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