Monday, 14 April 2014

Huetor Fields, Granada Province.

A walk on the local patch.

After a trip in to Loja I dropped the car off at the garage for a full service and to have a few niggles taken care of whilst its still under guarantee which meant it was shanks pony back home. During the walk I picked up a few interesting species including the first Turtle Doves (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur) of the year, a cracking male Montagu's Harrier (Aguilucho Cenizo / Circus pygargus), plenty of Yellow Wagtails (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Short-toed Lark (Terrera Común / Calandrella brachydactyla), Azure-winged Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), European Bee-eaters (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica) and Tree Sparrow (Gorrión Molinero / Passer montanus).
Later in the day I did the return trip and added Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus) and a male Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus) to the list.

Photographs from the top: Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata) and Yellow Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae).

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