Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Crouched in the shade of the ferry terminal building after a punishingly hot hike into the hills behind the town.

Flocks of Yellow-legged Gull roosting on various warehouse roofs around the port were the first obvious birds this morning. A Black Tern was seen briefly in the harbour.

Once we had left the dirty streets and moved onto the scrubby track birds started appearing, Black Redstart, a dead Quail an unusual find. Zitting Cisticola was another quick edition with a displaying bird, Common Whitethroat and Blackcap zipped about the low bracken and bramble filled slope.
Further up again the first Melodious Warbler, by this time our small party was a little spread out sonsubsequent birds were seen by some but not all including Griffon Vulture, Common Buzzard, Red-backed Shrike, Nightingale, Serin and Cirl Bunting.
A ferry to board so more soon.

Alan Tilmouth via Iphone

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