Our first day involved getting the group assembled; Steve and Roz arrived at midday whilst Chris, Colin and Shirley were not due until late evening. Jane, Jack & Marg were only joining us for part of the tour later in the week and Geoff (Moth Man) & Jayne joined us for just 1 day.
I collected Steve and Roz at Malaga Airport, they landed on time at 10:30am. The weather was gorgeous with bright sunshine throughout the day but a little windy later. We quickly left the airport and drove to Gaucin with a short stop near Casares to watch Griffon Vultures drifting high up on the thermals, we also saw Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Greenfinch and Common Kestrel.
After a brief settling-in period and a welcomed cup of coffee, Steve and Roz were left to loaf on their terrace above their apartment. We took an early dinner because I had to return to Malaga Airport to collect the rest of the group who were arriving late in the evening.
We had a wet and windy week in Weymouth, rain and high winds spoilt some of our days, but we went home happy with many excellent sightings and some memorable experiences. We saw one or two rare species and a few uncommon migrants as well...View Report
It had a been a very good week not a great week! We had mixed fortunes with both birding and the weather and I guess they are both inextricably connected. Just as we did last year we picked up one or two goodies each day, we saw Jack Sni...View Report
ANOTHER GREAT MIGRATION TOUR finished where it started, back in Malaga. We had seen 168 species and heard a couple more, Common Nightingale and Wren. I had a fantastic group, full of ethusiasm and very keen to seek out a tremendous varie...View Report