Birdwalking at Sierra de las Cabras (Costa del Sol, malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

A very scenic walk in a cloudy day in which birds made it very difficult to photograph them...

Have a look at some more pictures and the complete list of 34 species observed!

Apart from the beauty of these mountains, the bird highlights of the day were the number of different thrushes present in the area (Song, Mistle and Blue Rock ones, Blackbird and Ring Ouzel), a small Firecrest led by a Blue Tit in its visit to the uplands, a big amount of Rock Buntings (and some fewer Cirl ones) and the conflict between the couple of Golden Eagles and a Bonelli’s one.

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Complete list of birds observed:

1 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
2 Blackbird  Turdus merula
3 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
4 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
5 Bonelli’s Eagle  Aquila fasciata
6 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
7 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
8 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
9 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
10 Dartford Warbler  Sylvia undata
11 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
12 Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos
13 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
14 Great Tit  Parus major
15 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
16 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
17 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis
18 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
19 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
20 Little Owl Athene noctua
21 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
22 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
23 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
24 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
25 Robin Erithacus rubecula
26 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
27 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
28 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
29 Song Thrush  Turdus philomelos
30 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus
31 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
32 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
33 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
34 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
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