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Tuesday 23 July 2024

Near Huétor Tajar, Granada Province, Spain.

Moth Records for the 22nd July 24.
15W Actinic on the terrace, +25.
Moths of Species.
Any corrections PLEASE send me a comment on the post, thanks.
 
2451 Choreutis nemorana new species for the garden.
1655 Ethmia bipunctella x2, 2451 Choreutis nemorana x1, 3029 Dysspastus fallax x2, 3798 Aproaerema anthyllidella x1, 4855 Epinotia thapsiana x2, 5624 Bostra obsoletali x14, 5742 Etiella zinckenella x3, 5875 Apomyelois ceratoniae x2, 6012 Euzopherodes vapidella x1, 6493 Evergestis desertalis x1, 6619 Uresiphita gilvata x4, 6690a Palpita vitrealis x13, 6700 Dolicharthria punctalis x1, 7725 Menophra japygiaria (Brassy Waved Umber) x1, 8818 Bryopsis muralis (Marbled Green) x1, 8899 Clytie illunaris (Trent Double-stripe) x1, 8904 / 05 Dysgoia algira/torrida x1, 9128 Odice pergrata x1 and 9142 Eublemma parva (Small Marbled) x1.
3029 Dysspastus fallax.
3798 Aproaerema anthyllidella.
5875 Apomyelois ceratoniae.
6012 Euzopherodes vapidella.
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6493 Evergestis desertalis.

Monday 22 July 2024

2 sites in Malaga Province and Moraleda de Zafayona in Granada Province, Spain.

Out looking for a Scrub Robin in Malaga and Dragon's in Granada.
Ebird List for Balsa de Regidor.
 
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) male.
I was up early and at my first site of the day by 07:00 and after parking I walked a track checking the trees and cables looking for a Rufous-tailed Sceub Robin (Alzacola / Cercotrichas galactotes), as I walked I saw Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Collared (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto) and Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) male.
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) male.
After around an hour and a half I decided to push on and make for my second site for the Chat, on the way I added Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus) and once on site I picked up Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus) and eventually a Bush Robin which came up onto a distant length of chain-link fence and sang for a moment before disappearing into the vines.
Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) male.
I returned to the car and then drove back towards home but went on to Moraleda where I had some breakfast at El Cruz and then visited Balsa de Regidor where I checked the margins which were more exposed than usual finding 8
Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus), Common (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos) x1 and Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) x2, Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Reed (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus) and Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), a big flock of Jackdaws (Grajilla / Corvus monedula) which flew over and a group of 6 Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) which turned up as I was about to leave.
Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) female.
Other species included Rabbit (Conejo / Oryctolagus cuniculus), Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi), Stripe-necked Terrapin (Mauremys leprosa), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria), Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) x8, Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) x2, Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) x3 and Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) x1.
Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus).
Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus).
Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).

Sunday 21 July 2024

Cerro Hacho, Loja, Granada Province, Spain.


A walk around the lower loop.
Ebird List, 25 Species.

Tree Grayling (Neohipparchia statilinus).
I drove up to the middle car park at Hacho where most of the forestry work had gone on and was at last pretty much cleaned up, they had taken the wood away and shredded the remains which were now spread all over the parking area.
Striped Grayling (Hipparchia fidia).
I walked clockwise around the loop, interesting birds were Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Crested Tit (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Thekla Lark (Cogujada Montesina / Galerida theklae), Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata), Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli) and Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra).
Striped Grayling (Hipparchia fidia).

Once the sun broke the ridge line I saw the first butterflies which included Tree (Neohipparchia statilinus) x2 and Striped Grayling (Hipparchia fidia) x8, Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) x3 and Southern Gatekeeper (Pyronia cecilia) x1.
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas).

Other species included Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Rabbit (Conejo / Oryctolagus cuniculus), Spanish Ibex (Cabra montés / Capra pyrenaica hispanica), Blue-winged Grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens) and Antirrhinum australe.

Near Huétor Tajar, Granada Province, Spain.

Moth Records for the 20th July 24.
15W Actinic on the terrace, +23.
70 Moths of  20 Species.
Any corrections PLEASE send me a comment on the post, thanks.
 
5742 Etiella zinckenella.

0663 Trichophaga bipartitella x1, 3768 Stomopteryx basalis x1, 5144 Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) x1, 5624 Bostra obsoletali x22, 5742 Etiella zinckenella x1, 6441 Aporodes floralis x2, 6599 Pyrausta sanguinalis (Scarce Crimson & Gold) x1, 6619 Uresiphita gilvata x7, 6690a Palpita vitrealis x11, 6700 Dolicharthria punctalis x4, 7564 Itame vincularia x1, 7581 Neognopharmia stevenaria x2, 7725 Menophra japygiaria (Brassy Waved Umber) x6, 8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave) x4, 8818 Bryopsis muralis (Marbled Green) x1, 8904 / 05 Dysgoia algira/torrida x1, 8965 Tyta luctuosa (Four-spotted Moth) x1, 9128 Odice pergrata x1, 9142 Eublemma parva (Small Marbled) x1 and 10351 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth) x1.
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8818 Bryopsis muralis(Marbled Green).
10351 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth).

Saturday 20 July 2024

Near Huétor Tajar, Granada Province, Spain.

Moth Records for the 19th July 24.
15W Actinic on the terrace, +21.5
78 Moths of 29 Species.
Any corrections PLEASE send me a comment on the post, thanks.
 
Some Sahara dust still hanging around as I checked the Moths.
1361 Zelleria oleastrella x2, 1655 Ethmia bipunctella x2, 3765 Stomopteryx detersella x1, 3768 Stomopteryx basalis x2, 4887 Crocidosema plebejana x2, 5031 Pseudococcyx tessulatana x1, 5144 Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) x1, 5624 Bostra obsoletali x22, 5742 Etiella zinckenella x1, 5830 Epischnia illotella x1, 5993 Euzophera pinguis x1, 6441 Aporodes floralis x2, 6551 Udea numeralis x1, 6599 Pyrausta sanguinalis (Scarce Crimson & Gold) x1, 6619 Uresiphita gilvata x7, 6690a Palpita vitrealis x11, 7504 Watsonalla uncinula (Spiny Hook-tip) x2, 7564 Itame vincularia x1, 7581 Neognopharmia stevenaria x2, 8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave) x4, 8107a Idaea mustelata x1, 8828 Raphia hybris x1, 8899 Clytie illunaris (Trent Double-stripe) x1, 8904 / 05 Dysgoia algira/torrida x1, 9097 Acontia trabealis (Spotted Sulphur) x2, 9128 Odice pergrata x1, 9142 Eublemma parva (Small Marbled) x1, 9460 Spodoptera exigua (Small Mottled Willow) x2 and 10460 Earias insulana (Egyptian Bollworm) x1.
3768 Stomopteryx basalis.
5031 Pseudococcyx tessulatana new for the garden.
5830 Epischnia illotella.


5993 Euzophera pinguis.
8107a Idaea mustelata.
8828 Raphia hybris.
8899 Clytie illunaris (Trent Double-stripe).
9128 Odice pergrata.

Friday 19 July 2024

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A walk around the fields.
Ebird List.

Looking back towards La Fabrica.

After giving the terrace a good clean up I went down to the fields for a walk, during the tidy up I heard both European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster) and Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus).
Mr and Mrs Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata).
I parked in the usual spot and then walked out to the Crossroads, turned right and then right again back along the river and back to the car along the Lucerne fields.
Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata).
I had not dropped below +24 all night so things were fairly quiet, best species were Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), European Bee-eater, Stone Curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus), Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Golden OrioleIberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Spanish (Yellow) (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae) 3 adult and 4 immature and White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra).
White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).

Other species seen included Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi), Small White (Pieris rapae) x1, Lang's Short-tailed (Leptotes pirithous) x3 and Southern Blue (Polyommatus celina). 
Quite a lot of Stubble burning today.

Wednesday 17 July 2024

Near Huétor Tajar, Granada Province, Spain.

Moth Records for the 16th July 24.
15W Actinic on the terrace, +18.5
165 Moths of 32 Species.
Any corrections PLEASE send me a comment on the post, thanks.
 
3768 Stomopteryx basalis.
1655 Ethmia bipunctella x3, 3768 Stomopteryx basalis x1, 4359 Pontoturania posterana x1, 4791 Lobesia botrana x1, 5144 Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) x1, 5624 Bostra obsoletali x87, 5742 Etiella zinckenella x2, 5830 Epischnia illotella x1, 5875 Apomyelois ceratoniae x1, 6217x Euchromius ramburiellus agg x1, 6441 Aporodes floralis x2, 6551 Udea numeralis x1, 6604 Pyrausta aurata x1, 6619 Uresiphita gilvata x22, 6690a Palpita vitrealis x12, 6700 Dolicharthria punctalis x2, 7504 Watsonalla uncinula (Spiny Hook-tip) x3, 7564 Itame vincularia x2, 7581 Neognopharmia stevenaria x1, 8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave) x2, 8145 Brachyglossina manicaria x1, 8211 Rhodometra sacaria (The Vestal) x5, 8509 Eupithecia centaureata (Lime-speck Pug) x1, 8801 Cryphia algae x1, 8904 / 05 Dysgoia algira/torrida x2, 9081 Ni Moth (Trichoplusia ni) x1, 9137 Eublemma candidana x1, 9142 Eublemma parva (Small Marbled) x2, 9370 Heliothis armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw) x1, 9460 Spodoptera exigua (Small Mottled Willow) x1, 10034 Leucania loreyi (The Cosmopolitan) x1 and 10087 Ochropleura leucogaster (Radford's Flame Shoulder) x1.
4359 Pontoturania posterana.
4791 Lobesia botrana.
5875 Apomyelois ceratoniae.
5875 Apomyelois ceratoniae.
5830 Epischnia illotella.
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9137 Eublemma candidana.
9142 Eublemma parva (Small Marbled).
8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave).
8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave).
8145 Brachyglossina manicaria.
6217x Euchromius ramburiellus agg.
8801 Cryphia algae.
10087 Ochropleura leucogaster (Radford's Flame Shoulder).
10034 Leucania loreyi (The Cosmopolitan).