Monday, June 04, 2007

Local Birding

After work today I went out for a short walk down to the village of Collia and the farmland just the other side. Highlight was a small flock of Spotless Starling in the village, a lifer for me! Amusingly these birds have been present since i arrived in the area, but beleiving that Spotless did not occur this far North I had never bothered to check them out, it was only on hearing news that a Rosy Starling down the coast was associating with a flock of Spotless that I found out that Spotless are the commoner species in Asturias at this time of year, Doh!!

Very distant Spotless Starling


juvvy Swallow

Honey Buzzard, shame the shocking light ruined this picture

House Martin

I managed to get fairly close to one of three male Red-backed Shrikes seen today

Serins were also in abundance, with at least 7 singing males

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