Saturday, 8 June 2013

Last Last Day

With Ken sitting on 49 lifers for the trip it would have been churlish not trying to find him another new bird to add to the list. A quick trip round the back of Arrocampo failed to locate a Black-shouldered Kite so back to the marsh alongside the road. The Great White Egrets were flying over the road as were the other egrets, a lucky few saw a male Little Bittern flying over the reeds((but not Ken) but then the singing Savi's was seen clearly at the top of a reed so Ken was made up!! Next task was to get them all to the airport, on time which I'm fairly sure I did.
On the way back Cath and I managed to equal Pete's claim of Ring-necked Parakeet from the M25 when 5 flew over the road just outside Madrid. To put some icing on the cake just outside Navalmoral a Black-shouldered Kite hovered alongside the motorway and then just up the road a make Golden Oriole flew over the road dfrom one wood to another. Was it luck or just good timing, you decide.

One of the many roadside Black Kites

One of the Azure-winged Magpies finishing off Lesley's biscuits.

If anyone is thinking of visiting this area, which i highly recommend, then you'd be hard pressed to get better value accommodation than we enjoyed at Casa Las Canteras; just see their website.