Monday, 7 December 2015

Hacho, Loja, Granada Province.

A walk up the 1024m hill Hacho to the north of Loja.

Jayne and I headed just up the road to the back edge of a local hill called Hacho and walked up to the summit and back down again. On the way there and back I saw Sardinian (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) and Dartford Warblers (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater) and Great Tits (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Iberian Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Thekla Lark (Cogujada Montesina / Galerida theklae), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), lots rosettes of next years Ophrys forestieri and Giant Orchids (Himantoglossum robertiana), White Rockrose (Helianthemum apenninum), Broad leaved Iris (lirio de invierno / Iris planifolia) and Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea).

Photographs from the top: From Hacho towards Sierra Nevada, Jayne on the way down and more general views from the hill.

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