|Firecrest - male|
There were several Black Redstarts in the area. These are the Iberian race P. o. atterimus with black extending on to the nape.
Some nice looking Eurasian Nuthatch, I think this could be the race S.e. cassia, lacking white spotting on the under tail.
|Black Redstart - male|
This morning before we took the telecabine to the mirador viewpoint I did another circuit around the hotel grounds and found a nice Rock Bunting. I'm expecting to see more of these but the first on a trip is always special.
The telecabine gives access to the higher mountains, there has been a lot of snow recently and the upper area was covered with deep snow
We quickly found some Chamois and saw about 12 in total, none very close but appearing less wary than their Alpine counterparts with which I'm quite familiar but these Pyrenean Chamois were new to me.
We struggled to find any passerines so Alpine Accentor and Snow Finch will have to wait! Plenty of Alpine Chough in the area and some distant Griffon Vultures.
|Rock Bunting - not sure on age and sex, perhaps female?|
|Fuente De- top of telecabine|
Moving south tomorrow.