AND NOW FOR DAVE'S REPORT:
Was on an airport run yesterday, hence this week we're a day late! Summer appears to have arrived. The weather was hot and sunny. Gilly was working, so I picked Steve up in Arboleas & headed for the Rambla de Almanzora. We drove up the Palomares side, but saw not alot. John was ahead of us. Once we'd stopped behind him, he walked back and asked if we'd heard the Nightingale. Note to self.....turn off the CD even if it was Pink Floyd! By the ford we had the usual Moorhen and Black -winged Stilt. As we waited for the others to arrive we saw a pair of Stone Curlews, some Bee-eaters and Red-rumped Swallows. Another nine members arrived before we made our way to the new good spot further up the valley. On the way I spotted another Bee-eater on the power lines and a sitting Roller.