Spain : Cornudella, Montserrat, Spain

Went for a five day trip to Cornudella, Spain for a family wedding, of course I took my camera and snuck out early mornings for a wander around the local reservoir, then up into the mountains, and in the evening from the flats balcony. The village  set at about 1000 feet above sea level was lined with narrow streets, often not even wide enough for vehicles, and tall three or four story houses. This meant it was the perfect place for nesting Swallows, Swifts and House Martins, the evening air was full of them screaming and calling as they hunted in large numbers. We spent a good few hours sat in the square drinking coffee watching the house martins feed their young, while I tried to get a perfect capture!

The local reservoir was very low with little water in it, but the surrounding area was a great area for a wide vairety of birds, often hard to spot in the heavily woooden surroundings. Serin were perhaps the most prevalent along with the swifts and Martins, but a little watching yeilded Black Redstarts, Golden Oriels, Bee eaters, Warblers and many more.

Definatly an area to explore more if the time was available.

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