Another lovely 12 k walk through the Mediterranean scrubland from our hotel to the tiny port at Cala Alcafar and back.
We saw very few birds (just a couple of gulls, a few swallows and 2 swifts) until we were within 20 metres of our hotel when, magically, a flock of bee eaters appeared on the wire in the next field. As I was photographing them a linnet also appeared on the wire. As soon as I turned round we saw a Thekla’s lark on another wire and it took to the air and flew very much like a sky lark.
About the sum of the birds we had seen until the very last moment.
Our path through the Mediterranean scrubland
Not many birds on our walk but plenty of wildlife
I had been hoping all week to see bee eaters
Encouraged by seeing the bee eaters I also took a couple of photos of the swallows nesting in the hotel reception.
Click below for gallery of photos from today (including lots of lichen as I hadn’t seen many birds!)