Higher up as the roadside opened out into ‘scrub’ filled with cacti and hardy bushes two small birds flicked across ahead of me into a small bush. Lifting my binoculars there was no mistaking an adult and juvenile Blue Tit, another familiar bird from the back garden at home. However the Blue Tits on Tenerife are a different species to those back home, they are African Blue Tits with different islands holding slightly different populations. The main difference is a much darker, almost black crown compared to the birds back home.
What familiar garden birds have you found in unfamiliar surroundings far from home?