It’s still up there amongst my favourite birdies, the Gouldian Finch with its vibrant, patchwork plumage.
A quick wander along the beach this morning and there were a couple of Sardinian Warblers, Sylvia melanocephala, flitting about in the undergrowth.
This is a male Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata, surveying the scene from the comfort of its home in a hole in the branch of a tree.
We are experiencing a bit of a heatwave in Andalucia at the moment, with temperatures of 40 degrees and above, so a short wander meant I was aarding like a sweatvark within a few minutes. Most of the birds were, of course, being sensible and remaining in shaded areas.
Went for a wander this morning but not much at all happening on the bird front at the moment. Saw the odd Blackcap, a couple of Spotted Flycatchers, one finch, a few doves, Swallows and Martins, but not a lot else.
A sedate amble this morning, although a bit of cloud did keep out the steering heat for a while. Only really the Goldfinches out and about at that time, but always nice to see. The odd Blackcap n the undergrowth but not much else.
I like pigeons (as long as they don’t try to nest on my balcony), great characters and fun to watch. They can be quite colourful, too, even the common street pigeons. There are some very exotic-looking specimens to be found in different parts of the world.
This street Pigeon was doing his very best to impress the ladies.
A young pigeon, one of those rare sights, after a good preening session.