Monday, 29 March 2010

Moraleda and Huetor Tajar, Granada Province.

Palm Sunday Parade in Huetor Tajar.

Jayne and I made our way to Moraleda to the Sunday Market. On the way a single Great Spotted Cuckoo (Crialo Europeo / Clamator gladarius) flew over the fields and landed in a bush in one of the farm house gardens (they seem to be every where this year). On the way home we stopped in Huetor Tajar to watch the Palm Sunday parade through the town, It was as you would expect slow moving and very noisy. The single float with a statue of Jesus on was being carried by a large number of Spanish teenagers, all smartly dressed and looking proud of there position. While the parade passed I noted a group of at least three Hawfinchs (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotraustes) chasing each other around the town centre calling loudly. Also seen were House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer Domesticus) and Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor).

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