In the process we had good views of Woodchat Shrike, Black Wheatear, Corn and Cirl Buntings and a distant Short-toed Eagle. By this time we'd been joined by Helen. The ultimate stop before we got to a stream I spotted about 7 Griffon Vultures circling above the María Mountains. We also heard a common Cuckoo.
We then made our way towards the dam and reservoir. On the way we saw a Little Owl, a few Rollers and numerous Bee-eaters on the power lines. Also seen was a Kestrel, Booted Eagle and Red-rumped Swallow. Val also spotted at least 3 more Golden Orioles as we drove past woodland.