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-MALAGA AIRPORT TRANSFER TO GAUCIN WITH STOPS AT CASARES AND SIERRA CRESTELLINA
It was changeover day today, I took my group back to Malaga Airport and collected Ann and Bob who are staying with us for a week of birding and butterfly watching...........
GIBRALTAR - CASTILLO DE CASTELLAR
Essentially a non-birding day, we spent most of the day on Gibraltar and visited the castle at Castellar on the way home. Some interesting butterflies were noted..................
LAGUNA DULCE CAMPILLOS - LAGUNA FUENTE DE PIEDRAS - TEBA BIRD OBSERVATORY - ENCINAS BORRACHAS
A beautiful sunny day, perfect weather for birding, we got quite a shock as we explored the lagunas around Campillos..........
ENCINAS BORRACHAS TRACK - SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES - RONDA
A chilly north-easterly wind made it feel quite cold first thing, but as it warmed up the birding got better...........
LOS LANCES BEACH, TARIFA - LA JANDA - VEJER - BARBATE MARSHES
A wonderful day spent at the coast, lovely sunshine and temperatures in the lower 20's, smashing............
GAUCIN CORK WOODS - RIO GUADIARO AT ESTACION CORTES - LLANOS DE LIBAR - CUEVA DE GATO - BENAOJAN
Well what a surprise, it rained for most of the afternoon - that wasn't forecast! It spoilt some of our enjoyment but many species were seen.........
RIO GENAL - RIO GUADIARO - SAN ENRIQUE WOODS - MARCHENILLA TRACK
A great day out in beautiful sunshine, the countryside is ablaze with colourful wild flowers and bird-life is thriving on the insect explosion........
TRANSFER FROM MALAGA AIRPORT TO GAUCIN WITH STOPS AT ESTEPONA, CASARES AND SIERRA CRESTELLINA.
The predictable French Air Traffic Controllers went on shrike during this bank holiday week, what a surprise! So my guests were delay by 3hrs but this didn't stop us having some good birding on the way from the airport.......
ESTEPONA - RIO GENAL - GUADIARO VALLEY - SAN ENRIQUE WOODS - MARCHENILLA TRACK
Today I collected Steve, his son Dan and his son-in-law Lee from their holiday accommodation near Estepona, we had a great relaxed birding day in the valleys around Casares, Gaucin and San Martìn.................
TRANSFER FROM KRAPETS TO SOFIA VIA VARNA
There was not too much time for birding today as we travelled 500km from east to west across the centre of the country and the Central Balkan Mountains.