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Posted on Jan 10, 2013 | 2 comments

Birds over the holiday

We managed to take advantage of free time over the Christmas break and traveled to a few places in Asturias which we haven’t yet visited.

Here are few pictures from just outside Gijon, Cabo Peñas, Punta de la vaca in Luanco as well as Arriondas and Ribadesella.

Belinda at Cabo Peñas, the most northerly point in Spain. Good views of Gannets, Guillemots, Razorbills

At Punta de la Vaca, just outside Luanco

Belinda on the cliff near Parque Moniellos, Luanco

Snipe / Agachadiza común (Gallinago gallinago)
A Snipe in Arriondas, Asturias

Common Sandpiper / Andarríos chico (Actitis hypoleucos)
A Sandiper along the Paseo de Vencedores in Ribadesella, Asturias

Mallards / Anade real (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallards along the Paseo de Vencedores in Ribadesella, Asturias

Firecrest / Reyezuelo listado (Regulus ignicapillus)
A Firecrest in Arriondas, Asturias

A Black Redstart near the Cueva Tito Bustillo in Ribadesella, Asturias

A Great Northern Diver in the port of Ribadesella, Asturias


  1. Hi Christopher. Asturias, certainly a special place! Thanks for stopping by.

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