Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Right place at the right time, Guadix, Granada Province.


Roller (Carraca / Coracias garrulus).
A last minute trip to an area near Guadix allowed me to get the chance to get some shots of Roller (Carraca / Coracias garrulus) a fantastic bird which breeds in old dead tree stumps. Five birds were seen in the valley and this bird allowed me to approach in the car as it sat preening in a road side tree. 
Roller (Carraca / Coracias garrulus).
Also seen in the same area were Rock Sparrow (Gorrión Chillón / Petronia petronia), Great Spotted Cuckoo (Crialo Europeo / Clamator glandarius), Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Ganga Ortega / Pterocles orientalis), Little Bustard (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) and Stone-curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus).

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