When we arrived, there were lots of Sparrows, Goldfinches, Collared Doves and Swifts - this time the Swifts included both Common and a few White-rumped Swift.
While walking towards the Spanish cathedral - where there were Lesser Kestrels nesting last year - and the 'Alcazar' I spotted a Short-Toed Treecreeper sidling up a tree. Since we were sightseeing not birdwatching I couldn't stop for pictures :(
After walking around all the normal birds had been seen with the bonus of a Sandpiper sp. on the River Guadalquivir, and a Spotted flycatcher in the park Maria Luisa.
|Sparrow on lamp|
What an incredible journey. The only downfall was that I couldn't take a single good flipping picture as the coach continually bumped along. On the way, it started with one bird of prey. Golden eagle. No pictures 😒. Within an hour, Black kite, Common Buzzard, Griffon Vulture, Booted eagle and Short-Toed Eagle had all made the list. With a rubbish tip on the way, around 30 Black Kites circled as did many more White Storks and a few Black. Another bird of prey arrived, but only a silhouette. . As did another. Not sure which species for either.
The next day was a day where the plan was to go to Ronda in the mountains - a day I had been looking forward to for a long time!