Birds we’ve seen this week…

Two Griffon vultures, circling on thermals high above

Two Griffon vultures, circling on thermals high above

Resident birds spotted in the valley:-
Black redstart
Black wheatear
Blackbird
Blackcap
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Great-spotted woodpecker
Grey wagtail
Griffon vulture
Jay
Peregrine
Pied wagtail
Short-toed treecreeper
Song thrush
Spanish sparrow
Spotless starling
Thekla lark

Sometimes up to 100 vultures can circle overhead

Sometimes up to 100 vultures can circle overhead

Recent migrant arrivals:-
Cuckoo [first heard March 25]
Swallow [first seen March 25]

5 to remember
residente – resident
migratorio/a – migrant
la golondrina – the swallow
el mirlo – the blackbird
la alondra – the lark

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Birds we’ve seen this week in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-9T

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