|Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana (male)|
|Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator - still unringed...|
|...and later in the hand!|
|Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor|
|Male Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos sitting on a pine, overwatching the nest|
Other birds recorded during the day included: Hoopoe (+5), Cuckoo (+6), Cirl Bunting, Linnet, Hobby (1 mobbing the Golden Eagle), Marsh Harrier (1 f), Hawfinch, Golden Oriole, Alpine Swift, Raven, Tawny Pipit (2), Northern Wheatear (1).
In the evening we rounded up with a chorus of singing Nightjars (+3) and a Scops Owl.
On Monday instead I was out and about in search of BARRED WARBLERS. Without too much effort I found 2 singing males - one of which showed really well on some hawthorn bushes by a local road (viewed from the car!). The same day I also heard my first singing Quail of the year, Wryneck, Hoopoe, Black Woodpecker, Yellowhammer and the first Melodious Warbler.
|Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria (male)|