Saturday, 30 April 2011
ROCK THRUSH in addition!
More or less the same situation as yesterday, this morning at Campo Carri, but with the addition of a female ROCK THRUSH. Not so colorful as a male, but a nice record anyway. Usually seen perched on low pine trees and higher bushes. No signs of the male BLACK-EARED WHEATEAR, but a female was still present within the group of Northern Wheatears (7-8) and about 10 Whinchats. This time I got reasonable views of it and got some better pics (see below). Also the male WOODCHAT SHRIKE was still present in the area, always sticking quite far away, on the top of trees and bushes. Earlier this morning also a female was seen in the area by some other birders. Otherwise more or less the same as yesterday: 3-4 TAWNY PIPITS, 3 singing Wood Warblers, 1 Cuckoo, 2-3 Nightingales, 1-2 Common Whitethroats, 1 singing Rock Bunting, 3 Swallows flew overhead, some Common Swifts, 2 perching Tree Pipits and a singing HOOPOE heard. Mistle Thrushes singing a bit everywhere in the woods; one seen on the top of a distant horse-chestnut.
The female Black-eared Wheatear:
And here's a little composition of the Black-eared Wheatear images, I put together: