A great trip out from Tarifa into the Straits to observe cetaceans including this Bottle-nosed Dolphin
Some species of moth that Dave trapped. I can't remember what Dave identified them as but I had a lot of new species.
Long-horned Beetle sp?
This Buzzard with Long-legged Buzzard showed pretty well at close range
At 11.30, I reached an opening half way up Paloma Hill and raptors were pouring in. It was some three hours later that I called it a day and still they were arriving in off the sea but in smaller numbers. Serin and Sardinian Warbler were all over the shop and I also had a Tree Pipit come in and Swallows.
Totals included from 11.30-14.30
18 Booted Eagle
2 Egyptian Vulture
3 male Marsh Harrier
1 Tree Pipit
2 Osprey arrived with Black Kite
There were 3 male Marsh Harrier
I must of seen some 40 Sparrowhawk in the last week including 19 today
Up to 18 Booted Eagle
Over 1500 Black Kite
But only 100+Short-toed Eagle
The Bottle-nosed Dolphin were in a mood for showing off with The Rock in the distance
Long-finned Pilot Whale
The highlight of the trip was stolen by the 2 Sperm Whale Anyone like to guess how many plastic bags are in these two whales??
Over 40 Scopoli's and 4 Balearic Shearwater, including the two above of the latter species, finished off a great day!
Joan As Police Woman has just brought out a new single and she's still got class!