Monday, 3 October 2016

Realenga De Agicampe, Granada Province.

Migrants around the house.

Spent the morning in the garden again and enjoyed the company of both Pied Flycatcher (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca) a female type and a male Common Redstart (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus) and once I had finished the jobs I spent a while catching up on Computer work on the terrace. The Pied Flycatcher again showed well in the fig tree along with several Iberian / Azure-winged Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus), a male Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) both species gorging themselves on the last of the fruit along with Blackcaps (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Blue Tits (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus). Passage was also going on in the skies with parties of hirundines passng West including good numbers of Red-rumped (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirudo daurica) and Barn Swallows (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), a flock of around 35 Alpine Swifts (Vencejo Real / Apus melba) and a rather late group of 5 European Bee-eaters (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster) low along the Barranco.
Insects included Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) which popped over the wall a few times from next doors pool, Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea), Large White (Pieris brassicae) and a Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) which landed several times in the Almond tree.

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