Zafarraya is a good place to watch sparrows, buntings and raptors.
Have a look at the pictures below!
It was very cloudy and still a bit dark when we spotted a Kestrel and the first sparrows: House, Spanish and Tree Sparrows by a little house in the farmlands. Corn and Cirl Buntings were present in the farmlands as well with also Rock ones in the higher rocky lands, where some Griffon Vultures could really hung in the strong breeze.
When coming back from the cliffs, we saw a Goshawk over a ridge, topping the Holm Oaks, trying to find something to direct its talons to. But it was in the farmlands again where we spotted a wonderful couple of Peregrine Falcons and, not long after that, another couple of Bonelli’s Eagles this time.
A walk by the Boquete de Zafarraya, left Black Wheatear and Blue Rock Thrush to put an end to a truly enjoyable day with my dear friend Quirri.
- Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
- Robin (Eritacus rubecula) Robin (Eritacus rubecula)
- Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus) Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus)
- Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
- La Marona from the Boquete de Zafarraya La Marona from the Boquete de Zafarraya
- Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius) Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)
- Black Wheathear (Oenanthe leucura) Black Wheathear (Oenanthe leucura)