Gibralter pt. 11th april 2013.
Went in search of migrants but after a diabastrical mornings thrash the only migrants were winter ones.A couple of woococks flew up from the dunes,along with a fieldfare.That was about it all morning,it was pretty dead.
I went and scoffed all my sandwiches and flask of coffee.It was to be a day of two halves.Early afternoon a Red Kite showed well,inland from Tennysons hide.Next something told me to check the area around the visitor centre again.Earlier on I’d had a good look here but no joy.I couldn’t believe it when I saw three Black redstarts in the small walled garden-lovely jubbly.Some photos below.They were all similarly plumaged,I think perhaps first winter males.
There was a blue football in the garden and my best shot was of a bird perched on it,but I accidentally deleted it.Plonker !.