Field Meeting – 16th May 2020

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/05/2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Hotel Rural Venta la Vega

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Leader of the day: Peter Jones

Directions to the Meeting Point:
The Venta is off the A374 at the junction of the A374 Ronda to Sevilla road and the MA8403 to Montejaque

Information about the meeting:
We will meet at the Venta La Vega, members can get a coffee and/or breakfast if you arrive much earlier than 10 am. We will visit a wooded area on our way to the famous Llanos de Libar for a great mixture of warblers and then mountain birds. For lunch we will take this at the Venta Cueva Del Gato, where members can enjoy a reasonable priced meal or tapas, or bring a packed lunch (not using tables at the Venta). From here we will visit the Cueva Del Gato for one of the regions largest Alpine Swift colonies and after make our way to Indiana and the Rio Guadiaro for warblers, oriole, nightingale and much more.

Accommodation in the area:
There are several affiliated members in the area, check out the ABS website for more details.

Clothing and food:
It should be warm and maybe hot, so summer dress should be okay, but higher in the mountains it may well be cooler so a light jacket might be advisable. Hat and suncream essential. Food – see above.

Possible birds:
Bonelli’s, Booted, Short-toed Eagle, Griffon, Egyptian Vulture, Lesser and Common Kestrel, Peregrine, Honey Buzzard, Alpine, Pallid, Common Swift, Thekla and Wood Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Crag Martin, many warbler species including Orphean, Blue Rock Thrush, Black, Black-eared Wheatear, Raven, Chough, Rock Sparrow, Cirl and Rock Bunting. Plus many others.

NOTE: Members can bring guests, but they must join the Society as members on the day for insurance purpose.

We will be asking a member to write a trip report for this meeting.

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