Not much activity this week as we were quite busy, but my neighbor Mary-Anne Murphy shot these Blackcaps from her living room window. They seem to like this drain outlet, either for the water or for the minerals & salts it leaves behind. They also enjoy the fruits of a garden palm tree which would make a very nice picture but we will need a closer approach & will try again later.
I finally managed to photograph a raptor that has often been seen over our house recently. It was flying very high so the photo lacks detail, but the size and shape is more indicative of a Goshawk than the more common Sparrow Hawk, which is a very nice bird to see from the house.
A quick visit to the Charca de Suarez in Motril was very unproductive. It is sadly lacking the number and variety of birds that were there in 2011/12, I have no idea why. At least this Stonechat sat nicely for us, probably wanting to show off its new ring (not).
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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