Rufous Bush Robin
As you will know from reading my previous posts, Rufous Bush Robin have given me a bit of a run around this year and refused to pose for pictures. However, this morning I managed to find a very showy individual near Alicante. I watched this male bird for about an hour as it moved around its territory and also chased off a second male which briefly sang close by. A video of this superb bird singing can be seen at the bottom of this post. Other species seen this morning included, Spotted Flycatcher, Hoopoe, Roller, Turtle Dove and Spectaled Warbler.
On the way home I stopped briefly at Santa Pola, unfortunately the water level where the Marbled Duck had been displaying has fallen and the birds have gone. Plenty of other things were taking advantage of the shallow water though; in particular, Squacco and Purple Heron, Whiskered and Little Tern, Greater Flamingo and Slender-billed Gull.