With light rain falling we made our first stop at the Tajadilla picnic area where the Griffon Vultures were soon joined by Black and then a beautiful adult Egyptian Vulture.
There was a Cirl Bunting singing as we pulled in to the parking area and after we had been parked for 20 minutes there was a sudden influx of Azure-winged Magpies. Fortunately Pam had some bred so we managed to attract several of about 15 birds in to the picnic area.
|Spanish Imperial Eagle|
|Spanish Imperial Eagle with nest material|
Shortly afterwards a Black Vulture came past carrying some nesting material, although many of the Griffon Vulture nests had small young we were still at the start of the breeding season.
In-between some torrential downpours we moved on to the famous Pana Falcon viewpoint, we had brief views of a male Subalpine Warbler on the way but it was the vultures which stole the show at Pena Falcon. After the rain they sat with wings outstretched to dry making a fine spectacle.
|Griffon Vulture drying its wings|
The Pena Falcon is famous for the Black Storks which nest there and we saw three or four birds whilst we were there.
On return to our hotel I finally caught up with a Serin, singing in the hotel garden.
An amazing day despite the poor weather.