The rest of the day was spent trying to prize out other species that involved spontaneous stop-offs, a couple of short climbs, and the scan of agricultural land offset from the main carriageway. These random forays yielded yet more Cretzchmars’ Bunting, and a couple of obliging Woodlark.
We managed to find the ‘Radio Mast’ site which was altogether very quiet, but did hold a stunning male Finsch’s Wheatear near to the ‘hollow’ as described in the Gosney Guide. A Spur-thighed Tortoise mosied along the rough land, and a small group of Rock Sparrow were present on the rocks. Two Red-billed Chough called as they flew over toward the valley. The area immediately surrounding the masts was deathly quiet.