Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 4. Punta Paloma and Baelo Roman ruins

Down to the beach early morning. Couple of Kentish still about but not so approachable as last night.

A fair movement of Gulls east toward Tarifa, mainly Yellow-legged with a few Audouin's

There were also quite a few Honey Buzzards moving just after dawn, many going straight out to sea from here rather than moving closer to Tarifa despite the windy conditions.

Later in the morning with the wind dying a bit a few more raptors moving as we walked around the Roman ruins at Baelo.
Biggest movers were Honey Buzzard and Black Kite. All the Kites I looked at seemed to be the rufous type again for some reason

On the way back there were a few Pallid Swifts hanging about so pulled over to try and get a few shots. Quite a difficult bird to photograph as you would expect but easier than hirundines as at least they keep on a relatively straight course!