Today in Gredos we had a great day in spite of missing the Citril Finch... we will try it again tomorrow don't panic! Amongst the most exciting birds seen today were Pied Flycatcher, Bonelli's Warbler, Firecrest, Honey Buzzard, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Water Pipit, Ortolan Bunting, Rock Bunting, Northern Wheatear, Red-billed Chough and Bluethroat.
De Llanos de Cáceres a Gredos, cuatro días de resúmenes
From the plains to the Gredos Mountains, reports from four days
On 1st May, Lance Benner, an American birder from Los Angeles and me, travelled into the Gredos Mountains trying to see some of the especialities of the region. In the Lance's list were Alpine Accentor, Citril Finch, Pied Flycatcher, Bluethroat, Ortoland Bunting and Water Pipit. We managed to see the last four hearing the accentor while having our lunch near the Laguna Grande. This was a great birding and walking experience in spite of the crowded paths as it was a holiday in Madrid. We also had great views of at least three different Rufous-tailed Rock Thrushes, Yellow (Blue-headed) Wagtails, Red Kites, Red-billed Choughs and Northern Wheatears amongst the most interesting birds.