The massive fire, over 8.500 hectares razed, sent a frightened Jay down to Guadalhorce and the same day I had a male Sparrowhawk at home, a new garden bird, but the only other sp. of note has been a Spotted Flycatcher hanging around.
Note that the Tarifa Bird Fair has been cancelled, I have heard various reasons but one of the main ones heard (and the official reason) is lack of interest in investment for a stand for a week by potential exhibitors - hardly surprising, given the present economic climate.
Dave and Gilly have now returned home after seven weeks away and, of course, made a bee-line for Cabo de Gata and Rambla Morales, and here is their report.
|1st autumn Black-eared Wheatear|