Monk Parakeet

Teamwork

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.

Wagtail, Nerja

A nippy start

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.

rio Chillar

Quick check on the river

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.