The Covid 19 pandemic lockdown kept us at home for much of the winter, but this little Firecrest made an appearance one evening on the floor by our kitchen window. He must have hit the glass quite hard as he sat stunned for some time. I took a couple of photos using flash then left him alone and watched from a distance. Once he recovered his senses he took off seemingly unscathed and disappeared into the night.
Just before Provincial boundaries were closed I did visit the Charca de Suarez in Granada Province. A Moustached Warbler had been reported but no photos obtained to verify its presence. Well with considerable patience I did manage to get a record shot, not great but definite. While waiting for the warbler to put in an appearance I was entertained by the resident Bluethroat who at times came so close to the hide I couldn't get a focus. Anyway I post one decent shot and we can see it has been ringed.
As far as I am aware I was the only person to capture an image of the Moustached Warbler this year. I saw no other shots posted on the Friends of the Charca's or any other Facebook site. It is a very elusive subject.
Retired seafarer living in Frigiliana, a white village in Malaga Province in southern Spain. Married to Elena. Keen bird and wildlife watchers.
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