Our last day! We had a limited amount of time in the morning for one last birding excursion, everyone opted for a short local, walk to look for Bonelli's Warbler in the cork forest........
We set off at 8:30am it was by far the best weather of the trip, dry, sunny and warm. We drove just outside of the village and parked at the Mirador de Castillo (Castle view-point), the track into the woods started just across the road from there.
We heard lots of birds calling and singing, both Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming) and Green Woodpecker (yaffling) were heard along with European Robin, Common Chaffinch, Blackcap, Common Cuckoo, Sardinian Warbler, Bonelli's Warbler, Short-toed Treecreeper and Blue Tit. It wasn't until our return walk that we actually got good views of the Bonelli's Warbler, it showed very well whislt constantly singing.
That sighting briught our list up tona respectable 150 species with several more just heard.
After collecting their bags the group biarded the bus for the journey to the Airport, we took the scenic route via Ronda were four of the group satcandxateca lovely tapas lunch and the other two went into Ronda to explore its wonderful tourist attractions.
After their lunch I took the four to Malaga Airport where we said our goodbyes, I then returned to Ronda to cillect the twonAmericans, they came back to Gaucin with me because they are staying for two more nighrs before joining my Coto Donana and Extremadura tour.