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 on: May 27, 2017, 04:09:22 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Derek Etherton
Lindsay, Mick, Barbara & Derek attending....

 2 
 on: May 22, 2017, 05:33:58 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by 137cass298
colin/Sandra  1250  will be attending

 3 
 on: May 19, 2017, 06:55:44 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair
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 4 
 on: May 19, 2017, 06:54:53 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair
Event

Birdwatching the Sierra Loja in Granada Province

Date

WEDNESDAY – 7 June 2017

Meeting Point

Arbades Service Station on A92 above Loja (north side travelling towards Granada)

Time

9:30 h. – 17.00 h.

Leader of the day

Bob Wright

Directions to the meeting point
Take A92 motorway towards Granada from Malaga/Sevilla direction.  If leaving own car to share a lift up the mountain, park in the covered area below the car park immediately outside the entrance to the restaurant/toilets.
Information about the meeting

Once we are assembled we will try to take as few cars as possible up the Sierra Loja.  Slow drive to the top checking out woodland birds including tits, magpies, warblers and Red-legged partridges.  A stop at the lower quarry should produce Black Wheatear and Black Redstart along with first sightings of hirrundines, swifts, Chough and Jackdaw.  Maybe a raptor or two and check if the Eagle Owls are on view.
The journey on upwards to and above the tree-line should produce both Northern and Black-eared Wheatear along with both Crested and Thekla Lark, little Owl, Rock Bunting, Blue Rock Thrush  and Hoopoe.  We might even see Montagu’s Harrier below us or a Bonelli’s Eagle.
Once at the top we are in Rock Thrush country, are prime target.  We should also be able to guarantee Rock Sparrow and some small passerines.  Griffon Vultures and Golden Eagle are also often seen.

Itinerary
As soon after 9.30 as possible we will start the ascent (watch out for Crossbill and Spotted Flycatcher on the lower slopes).  Once on the top we will stop for our picnic lunch, probably about 1pm near the pond at Charco del Negro.
Then it is search for the Rock Thrush utilising both main tracks before making our way back down the mountain and, if necessary, calling in for a quick check on the Eagle Owl site if we miss the bird on the way up.


Accommodation in the area

No affiliated members in the area but if you want to stay overnight ion the Tuesday then I think accommodation is available at the Service Station – but no idea of price, etc.

Clothing and food
At this time of the year it may get quite warm. So, you should bring sun screen, hat, comfortable clothes and walking shoes.  It can be windy on top so extra care with the possibility of sunburn.

We’ll eat our lunch in the field, so bring your own food and water.

Possible birds
As previously described above.  There is a good chance of many Warblers including Sardinian, Subalpine, Spectacled, Dartford, Whitethroat, Bonelli’s and Firecrest.  Tits include Great, Blue, Coal, Long-tailed and Crested.

 5 
 on: May 19, 2017, 09:42:15 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by jon
Event

FIELD MEETING MAY MOUTH OF THE GUADALHORCE

Date

SATURDAY 20/5/2017

Meeting Point

GUADALMAR CHURCH (CALLE GUADALHORCE) HAVE A LOOK AT “GUA-DALMAR, MALAGA” IN GOOGLE MAPS

Time

FIRST CALL 6:00 – SECOND (AND GENERAL) CALL 9:30. THERE ARE CAFETE-RIAS AT CALLE ROGELIO OLIVA (GO CALLE MANUEL CURROS ENRÍQUEZ DOWN TO THE BEACH, LEFT AND RIGHT AGAIN AT THE STOP SIGN, TURN RIGHT INTO CALLE CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA AND RIGHT AGAIN AT THE END OF THE STREET.

Leader for the day

LUIS ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ

Directions to the meeting point

TAKE THE AIRPORT EXIT FROM MA-20 AND FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO GUA-DALMAR. TURN LEFT AT THE “GUADALMAR” ROUNDABOUT TO THE CHURCH AND PARK. PLEASE, FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, DO NOT LEAVE ANY-THING AT SIGHT IN THE CAR AND AVOID OPENING AND MOVING THINGS AROUND IN THE BOOT AFTER PARKING.

Information about the meeting

THE WALK IN THE RESERVE WILL TAKE AROUND 3-4 HOURS OVER A DIS-TANCE OF 5 KMS. THERE ARE NOT PICNICING AREAS OR TOILETS IN THE RE-SERVE.

Accommodation in the area

Clothing and food

DAYS CAN BE VERY HOT AND SUNNY IN MAY ON THE COAST. WEAR SUN-SCREEN AND HAT AND BRING SOME WATER WITH YOU.

Possible birds

WHITE-HEADED DUCK, LITTLE EGRET, BLACK-WINGED STILT, KENTISH PLOV-ER, ZITTING CISTICOLA, CETTI’S WARBLER, LITTLE BITTERN, TURTLE DOVE, RED-RUMPED SWALLOW, WOODCHAT SHRIKE, AUDOUIN’S GULL (PLUS RED-

NECKED NIGHTJAR, NIGHT HERON AND CATTLE EGRET FOR FIRST CALL PAR-TICIPANTS)

Other sites in the area for those staying over night

MONTES DE MÁLAGA, EL TORCAL

We will be looking for a member to wright a trip report for this meeting.

We are also looking for a member who could lead an other visit to this site during the following week.

 6 
 on: May 19, 2017, 09:05:13 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Wilkinson999
Peter & I will unfortunately not be able to join for this meeting.

Regards,

Helen Burgers

 7 
 on: May 19, 2017, 09:03:25 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Wilkinson999
Peter & I will be joining tomorrow at 9.30 with Marja Burgers.

Regards,

Helen Burgers

 8 
 on: May 18, 2017, 11:29:50 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Lindsay Pheasant
Lindsay, Keith, Derek and Bob will be coming

 9 
 on: May 18, 2017, 11:17:31 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Lindsay Pheasant
I'll be at the church at 9:30.
Lindsay

 10 
 on: May 18, 2017, 09:38:54 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Roger Smith
Hi Franky.

Jean and I will join you at Church 9.30 Saturday morning.

Roger Smith.

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