Sunday, 14 November 2010

Huetor Fields, Granada Province.

Getting the car washed.

After getting the car well and truly covered in mud I thought that I had better give it a quick jet was. I decided that as the car was alread dirty that I may as well have a quick look on the track through the fields to see what was about, the first bird seen was a female Peregrine Falcon (Halcón Peregrino / Falco peregrinus) which was sat on a track side post and stayed there till I was about 3 meters away (yet again they can tell when the camera is in the house). She eventually flew up after giving me some cracking views and flew away low over the river and circled around the fields for a few more minutes before moving off. Another raptor was then seen on the deck, this time feeding in a newly sown crop field, I drove closer and was surpprised to find it was a very late Black Kite (Milano Negro / Milvus migrans).
Other birds seen included Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Crested Lark (Cogujada Común / Galerida cristata), Azure-winged Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus) x 30+, Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus) and House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer Domesticus).

2 comments:

Lindamaryolivine said...

So.... did you get the car cleaned eventually....?

LojaWldlife said...

Hi Linda.

Yes but sometime after the job was started.