Friday, 11 October 2013

Huétor Fields and from the terrace, Granada Province.

A new bird for the local patch.

Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).
Jayne, Barb and I were heading down to Huétor to pick up a few bits and bobs from the supermarket, on the way we spotted a largish raptor circling the fields just behind the bars at the bottom of the road. By the time we got there it had come to our side of the road and was easily Identified as a passage Red Kite (Milano Real / Milvus milvus), it circled the fields for a while giving me and Barb the chance to have nice views before it pushed off south west. On the way down we also saw Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea).
White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).
Later in the day we spent some time relaxing on the back terrace and of course I had the bins with me. During this time we saw Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus),
Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), 3x Ravens (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), 2x Short-toed Eagles (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus) and find of the day by Barb, 28 Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus)all heading West together.

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