Saturday, 14 July 2012

Up The Rhondda

Thursday - Scorchio.  Make that up the Sierra de las Nieves, near Ronda. Mountain meadows with mixed oak, hawthorn and pine. 72 captures.

New species: Bonelli's Warbler, Coal Tit, Crested Tit, Crossbill, Hawfinch, Jay, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Orphean Warbler, Redstart, Short-toed Treecreeper, Subalpine Warbler, and Woodlark.

Friday - Scorchio,  but misty as well. Home from home in a nice reed bed. 41 captures. New species: Reed Warbler!

Saturday - Mucho Scorchio, a somewhat warmer 42 degrees in an orange orchard. 126 captures, no new species, but we're not complaining. And the oranges were to die for.

Rock Bunting
Western Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)
(Ooh! I've just discovered this was a birding tick as well as a ringing tick, all the Orphean Warblers I'd seen before were Eastern (Sylvia crassirostris)

Cirl Bunting

Crested Tit
Woodlark (1J)


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