A couple of Wagtails, one Serin, a Blackcap and two Sardinian Warblers, but Black Redstarts by the score on Sunday morning.
Sunday morning and a flight (or gulp, according to some sources) of Cormorants had once again taken up residence on the rocks. Every so often, one would try its hand at fishing, staying under the water for what seemed a very long time.
I wasn’t out looking for birds but as they made the effort to come to me then I thought it only fair to grab a few shots.
The Monk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus, originates from Argentina and the surrounding area but there are nw self-sustaining feral populations around the globe, including in many areas in Spain. This group are often to be found on the Balcón de Europa in the centre of Nerja, and at the moment they are busy nest building.
The White-faced Saki, Pithecia pithecia, is a species of saki monkey found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. This particular one is a female, the male having a more white forehead, face and throat.
Graceful and elegant in flight with what seems like very little effort…but can be noisy (Although not on this occasion).
Pigeons are amongst the best fliers apparently, so I decided to try and get a few shots of them in the air.
It was rather nippy early this morning, which made me quickly regret my choice of attire. Black Redstarts, Blackbirds, Wagtails, Sardinian Warblers, Spotless Starlings, Cattle Egrets and Doves were the first to brave the elements, mostly just singing away in the undergrowth rather than coming out to pose.
Having picked myself up of the floor having encountered water in the local river, I decided on a quick meander to see if the birds were talking full advantage of this unusual phenomenon. Not as many as I thought there might be, possibly due to the continued savage cutting back of the vegetation – for cutting back read removing almost everything.