We landed at Sevilla airport mid morning and after picking up the hire car started our birding visit with a drive up the A66 & N433 to our holiday let in Corteconcepcion, near Aracena. The first bird was a Swift at the airport, but things soon got more interesting with Black Kite on the way up to the villa and then White Stork also both Barn and Red-rumped Swallow were very much evident en-route. After checking in etc, with plenty of warm sunshine and food not available till later we took a drive out to the local Embalse. The list soon grew; Crag Martin, Short-toed Eagle, Crested Lark, Woodchat Shrike, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Southern Grey Shrike, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Short-toed Treecreeper, Corn Bunting, Rock Sparrow and Serin. Such a fantastic start to the week!
Life bird count: 363 Year bird count: 141 Month bird count: 81