Since visiting Spain many times over the years I've had many jaw-dropping moments from a birding perspective and today I encountered another.
|Crested Tit ~ Fortunately, I always have the camera at the ready.|
While sitting having coffee on the terrace in the late afternoon I suddenly heard the call of Crested Tit. Then literally from nowhere four suddenly appeared directly in front of me. I regularly encounter Crested Tits at Canteros Los Arenales, a quarry much further up the mountains to the north of Mijas but in ten years of visiting this is the first time I've noted them in the villa grounds. The birds hung around for an hour or so before their calls faded in the distance, what an absolute treat!