We moved onto El Torcel. This was a cracking place, and we were advised to get there early as it gets very busy and noisy with school parties. When we arrived it was quiet and there were birds everywhere among the spectacular rocky outcrops. We added Rock Sparrow (tick), Rock Bunting, Subalpine Warbler, Crag Martin, Orpheon Warbler, Black Redstart and Cirl Bunting.
Typical distant view of Blue Rock Thrush
We left as the hoards arrived and headed down the hill to Wheatear central. We were treated to fantastic views of Black Eared Wheatear. Black Wheatear showed well, but more distantly.
Black Eared Wheatear
Can you tell what it is yet? A
skulky Subalpine Warbler
Another stop just down the road on the off chance for Bonellis Eagle, and 15 minutes later boom! One appeared over the cliff top, another life tick.
Our final stop before heading to the airport was to
Hoz de Marin. A wooded valley with a small river running through. It was seriously hot buy this point and we were somewhat flagging. I didn't manage any photos, but we did see some good birds, including Azure Winged Magpie (tick), Golden Oriole and Short Toed Treecreeper, of note.
It was a fantastic short break, which I would highly recommend. We saw 153 species in total, including 16 lifers. Everything went well and was very well
organised. Thanks to Dave Morrison and Lee Brown for a great trip. Look forward to another one.