With work commitments filling my time for a few days, it’s been down to Kiersten to keep Birdwatchalpujarras out on patrol, making sure we’re up to date with what’s going on on our local patch. With the summer season drawing to a close, it’s nice to see some familiar residents still showing well. Some nice shots here…Stonechat continue to stand guard over their territories, ever vigilant, perched on stems and the tops of bushes in the dry scrub above the village. Crested Lark too continue to give great views, less wary and shy than so many of our other more common species.
As the weather finally starts to turn it’s good to see (Northern) Wheatear still here…so many of our other summer visitors have headed south, but these beautiful birds seem to be holding on for now and for me they’re always a nice addition to the month list. Our local Kestrels have also given Kiersten plenty of practice with the camera recently…these shots could be the pick of the bunch.
As the month progresses I’m looking forward to getting back on the birdwatching trail. We’ll keep you up to date with all the news as summer finally draws to an end…..