The Eurasian Siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small member of the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European Siskin, Common Siskin or just Siskin. It has a wide distribution and so it has unsurprisingly attracted many names according to geographical zones, these include Black-headed Goldfinch, Barley Bird and Aberdevine. It is common throughout Europe and Euro … Continue readingBird of the Month – November 2020
I have various species of warbler present here at the Finca. Some like the Cetti’s, fan tailed and Sardinian are resident, whilst the Bonelli’s and Melodious are summer breeders, still others like the Chiffchaff, Willow, Garden, Reed and Whitethroats are only seen during passage and … Continue readingCompetition amongst Winter Warblers.
As we move further into autumn our winter birds begin to arrive in numbers. One of these is the Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis). Here in the Iberian Peninsula it is extralimital and as a breeding species confined to the far north where less than 100 … Continue readingBird of the Month – October 2020
The Society’s field meeting being held this weekend Saturday 17th October will see more than 30 members attending as we celebrate the great ‘Global Bird Weekend’. The link to our Field Meeting is here. We will be attempting to see as many bird species as … Continue readingResident Beauty
Subalpine Warbler. Although we are all familiar with this common summer visitor it was surprising, during the course of a little research, to learn that so little is actually known about this small warbler. In fact, most sources of reference ask those with the necessary … Continue readingBird of the Month – August 2020
Very unusually the meeting started at 20.00 on 22nd August at Cabra, a town bordering the National Park of Sierras Subbeticas, in the southern part of Cordoba province between the towns of Lucena and Priego de Cordoba. There are 4 significant ranges and we explored … Continue readingFIELD MEETING AUGUST 22nd/23rd CABRA
After weeks of procrastination, pontification and unfulfilled promises to myself, I finally plucked up the courage to venture on an epic journey of 10 minutes to visit the local bird hide (Algaba). It was a typical birder’s endeavour, or is that a masochistic infliction, with … Continue readingA day in the life of a birder.
This week is a very special week for me – which I would love to share with you. It is the week that I launch a new website and online resource for Birders, Birdwatchers and all those who love our planet and its wildlife. Please … Continue readingA personal message from our Patron Tim Appleton MBE.
Important. All Members have, by logging into the website, access to their own data such as address and payment information. For security reasons we do not hold this safe payment information on our website, but it is saved on the Stripe Payment platform. Log In … Continue readingHow to solve problems booking to attend a field meeting.
Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciata has its European stronghold in Andalucía. Rightly it is an iconic species of the region. A medium sized eagle, it is a much sought after and prized species by resident and visiting birders. Here we replicate our text from the summer … Continue readingBird of the Month – July 2020