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Title: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Franky no Hair on March 31, 2018, 11:01:33 am
Event
ABS field meeting to the Penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Date
June 16th 2018
Meeting Point 
Hotel Estación Vía Verde Olvera
Time 
9.30
Leader for the day
Frank Hair

Directions to the meeting point
Check the internet from your area,  The Estacion is at the start of the via verde in Olvera, if you type the meeting point into google maps you will find it.  At the moment there is a diversion at the top of the hill but this should be gone by June, if not I will meet at a different point.

Information about the meeting
I plan to drive to the car park 2km from the information center and walk to the viaduct under the penon.  The information center now has a coffee shop so I intend to have lunch here, I will be bringing a packed lunch but the coffee shop has some food.

Accommodation in the area
We have no corporate members in Olvera so check the internet.  We have 3 hotels in the town plus lots of houses to rent. Via airbnb and booking.com.

Clothing and food
It is June and we will be exposed so bring hats and plenty of water.  Drinks are available in the coffee shop.

Possible birds.
Griffon Vulture. Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Little Owl, Alpine Swift, Bee-eater, Thekla Lark, Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Nightingale, Blue rock thrush, Dartford Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Chough, Golden Oriole are just a few.



We will be looking for a member to write a trip report for this meeting.
I have just been to the road leading from Olvera to the estition on the via verde and it is still closed, but there is a detour. As you look at the start of the road turn left, only 5 meters along this road and just past the bus station you turn right.(you will see the sign for the cycle hire) you follow this road for 20 meters it then turns right, at the end of this road turn left back on to the road leading to the via verde.  The visitors centre will be doing some ringing for us to see.
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Trevor H on May 16, 2018, 02:29:53 pm
Hi Frank

Ruth and I are looking forward to attending this trip, it'll be our first visit to Zaframagon.

See you there

Regards

Trevor
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: davidmac on May 23, 2018, 06:45:27 pm
Dear Frank

We'll be joining you for the day on June 16th.

Looking forward to it.

David MacGowan
Jan Barwick
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Jacki Gittens on June 05, 2018, 02:10:24 pm
Hi Frank, having booked my flights I’ll be attending. Look forward to it. Jacki
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Peter on June 06, 2018, 09:53:52 am
I hope to be there, Brenda will be away so on my own. I believe Janet Dixon is also hoping to attend.
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Peter on June 06, 2018, 09:56:22 am
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Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: rsrw on June 11, 2018, 12:35:38 am
Hi Frank,

Helen and I will be coming along on our first field meeting and are very much looking forward to it. See you next Saturday.

Best wishes,

Rodney Warren
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Janet and David on June 11, 2018, 11:10:44 am
Hello Frankie,
David and I will come to this meeting at Olvera.  Hope you are well and look forward to meeting old friends on Saturday.
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Janet and David on June 11, 2018, 11:17:45 am
Hi Frankie,
I have already replied to say we are coming, but I want to make sure:  we are coming from Antequera.  Am I right in remembering that we take the first exit to Olvera from our direction?  We don't have GPS but we know the way to the old station and the Via Verde.  If there is any change, please email me: jandavefisher@hotmail.com
Thanks
Janet Fisher
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Roger Smith on June 11, 2018, 04:06:14 pm
Hi Franky.

Jean and I will be joining you at the Olvera field day on Saturday.

Regards. Roger Smith.
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Ricky Owen on June 11, 2018, 10:17:35 pm
Hi Franky

Sonia and I hope to be able to make it .

Ricky
Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Maureen Taylor on June 12, 2018, 10:08:06 am
 8)  Hi Frank   Maureen and John plan to be there.

Our 1st field trip with ABS was with you on Via Verde a few years ago. Wonderful Birds. Here's hoping.
 
We Look forward to seeing you and friends, Cheers!

Title: Re: Field meeting for June 2018 to the penon de Zaframagon Olvera
Post by: Jonathan Maitland on June 15, 2018, 08:56:04 pm
Hi, I'll be there and so will Ron. Looking forward to it.

Jonny