Hondon de las Nieves – Stephan and Els

Today we observed in our garden in Hondón de las Nieves an Isabelline Warbler (Iduna Opaca).  Formerly this species was called Western Olivaceous Warbler (and then it was a Hippolais opaca), but according to the new Collins Guide we have to use the new name. This is a new species for the Migration List. In the Costa Blanca area it is not a common bird, but according to the map in  the ‘Ocells de Catalunya, País Valenciá i Balears’ it is in Hondón de las Nieves close to the limit of its breeding area.