Sunday, 8 February 2015

Balsa de Regidor, Granada Province.

A quick drop in at the local pool.

Jayne and I had a nice morning wondering around the very interesting Sunday market on the Northern side of Granada City where we got around 15Kilo's of fruit and veg for the week. On the way back we picked up a few species including Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica) and Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).
At the pool I scanned the water and margins and soon added Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Northern Shoveler (Pato Cuchara / Anas clypeata), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis) and a Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo).
On our way back to Huétor we went through Mesia, on the way I picked up a very nice soaring Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala).
From here we went to a nice bar in the town and had a Sunday lunch of Tapa's before heading home and putting the fire in.

1 comment:

bas van Es said...

dat hoort er toch ook bij.