The Alpine Accentor is not a shy or skittish bird and true to form this one was not scared off by two eager twitchers pointing long lenses at it from just beneath its rocky perch. In fact virtually the whole birding company was treated to excellent views of what was probably bird of the day.
That´s not to say that there were´t other good birds around. As I was complaining that we never see vultures here any more, a party of seven or eight Griffons put in an appearance just to prove me wrong. Then a Peregrine flew over and the ringing "cheeows" of some Red-billed Choughs announced their arrival.
The woods were quite productive, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Great, Coal, Long-tailed and Crested Tits all added to the list.
A full list of species together with a report can be read on Bob Wright´s "Axarquia Birder" Blog, a link is available in the right-hand sidebar here. A very enjoyable day was spent in good company, thanks go to Bob who led the trip through some superb and varied landscapes.