After a large passage of Black Kites on Saturday 15th Aug over Casares following a westerly wind, John, my buddy from Casares invited me down for the afternoon to look for more passing migrants.................................
The weather was perfect and the westerly wind continued so I drove down to Casares to visit John amd Penny Hale, Danw, Sophie and John joined me (they were more interested in the swimming pool).
VIEW OF CASARES VILLAGE FROM JOHN AND PENNY'S TERRACE
John Hale and I spent the afternoon chatting and watching the sky to the south-east hoping for a similar passage of Black kites as last Saturday. Unfortunately it never happened, over about 4 hours we saw just 20+ Black Kites, 5 Booted Eagles and plenty of Griffon Vultures.
COMMON STONECHAT ABOVE AND SPOTTED FLYCATCHER BELOW
BLUE ROCK THRUSH - on the ridge to right of the garden - the long bill gives away its ID
Lots of Bee-eaters passsed over with one flock holding about 40 birds and a constant yrickle of Common Swifts went by. In the garden we saw Spotted Flycatcher, Common Stonechat, Blue Rock Thrush and a Eurasian Hoopoe.
A VIEW OF THE POOL IN THE GARDEN AND OF THE THE VALLEY LOOKING TOWARDS THE COAST AT MANILVA
A bit disappointing but a very enjoyable afternoon in good company, with coffee and cakes, what could be better than that?