I was hoping to have a report on a proposed trip to Fuente de Piedra tomorrow but this afternoon the gear box on my car decided that under no circumstances would third gear engage and second was happy with life either - it was like stirring blasted pudding, so it is now in the car hospital and I am walking and awaiting a large bill in a day or so.
And for those within the Málaga Parador de Golf - Plaza Mayor area, a Red Kite has been seen.
This afternoon an e-mail from David Jefferson sequestered in Aberdeenshire. Looking out of his sister's kitchen window a flock of some 20 or so Waxwings flew down into the garden. Fortunately he had his camera to hand! As he said, he's already seen his bird of the year!
And many thanks to those who have responded to my 'market research' piece. More, please, more!
We were on the lookout for garnets. They were strewn all about, concentrated where sand had accumulated in the gullies. Birds were few and far between. We saw Thekla Lark, Serin, Greenfinch, Black Wheatear, Stonechat, Black Redstart, Kestrel, Crag Martin, Southern Grey Shrike, Hoopoe and White Wagtail. Yes, that is the complete list. We also saw a very startled Fox. It wasn't about the birds today, it was observing all nature.