Thursday, 24 December 2009

Huetor Tajar, Granada Province.

More and More Rain.

After a night of wind, rain and thunder I decided to have a run out on to the fields just to the north of Huetor Tajar and have a look at the rivers. In the town the river Genil had burst its banks and the Guardia were just shutting the road as the water was on the bottom of the road bridge. I then went out on to the fields and had a look at the Rio Montefrio, it too was in flood but staying within its banks.
Out on the fields I was surprised to see a group of 3 White Storks (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia) feeding on one of the Lucerne fields, with a female Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus), 218 Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax), 150+ Golden Plover (Chorlito Dorado Europeo / Pluvialis apricaia), 200+ Northern Lapwing (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus) and a flock of 5 Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) all from the same place it was quite a good few minutes before the rain returned.
Photographs from the top: Huetor Tajar (by the sea), The Bridge, looking up stream and the three White Storks (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia).

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