Ronda is a dramatic clifftop town
|with a healthy chough population||and resident spotless stalings and Crag Martins|
|Choughed to bits|
Being so close, I had to visit Llanos de Libar, An upland valley that I last visited with Eddie and Simon 2 yrs ago in spring. trip report here Despite the pouing rain and low cloud there were some good birds including Black wheatears, Blue Rock Thrush, Cirl and Rock Buntings, a flock of Ring ouzels including one Redwing and an Iberian Grey Shrike
|Iberian Grey Shrike|
We also visited Grazalema and the highlight of the trip for me was stopping at a random lay by-by on the way back when a Bonelli's Eagle popped up and started attacking the Griffons that were cruising over. It later settled in some clifftop trees so was probably holding territory. Such cool stroppy birds
No butterflies or dragonflies but I did get a mammal tick - Beech Marten - roadkill unfortunatley.