At the end of March I moved home, still in the same town but now in a first-floor apartment with a view over a small park so at least there’s still some green space and natural habitat. Things got off to a good start when I picked up the bins on day one while moving in to check out a bird perched on top of a cypress tree and lo and behold, a nice Hawfinch ! In the following few weeks I added all the usual species plus Green Woodpecker and White Stork then in April a Hoopoe spent several minutes feeding not far from the lounge window. Black Kite a short while later, then a Cuckoo bumped the list up nicely and it’s continued to grow slowly but surely since.
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)