Friday, 28 October 2016

Zapata, Malaga Province.

A couple of hours on the Rio Guadalhorce, in Malaga Province.

Jayne had a walk around Torremolinas whilst I had a look along the river at Zapata. On the way in around the disused buildings I had brief views of a smart male Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) as well as several Common Stonechats (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula) and Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula).
On my way out to the ford I added Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti) and Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina).
On the ford and around the river pool just up stream I had views of Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea) x4, Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo) x7, White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta) x15+, Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Common (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos) and Green Sandpipers (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) x2, Greenshank (Archibebe Claro / Tringa nebularia) x1, Reed Warbler (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Monk Parakeet (Cotorra Argentina / Myiopsitta monachus), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto) as well as Large (Pieris brassicae) and Small Whites (Pieris rapae), a nice male Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger), Blue / Common Emperors (Anax imperator) x3M, Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) x2M, Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) x1 and Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) x2M.
 
Photographs from the top: Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) x2, Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Goldfinch, White Wagtail, Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Greenshank (Archibebe Claro / Tringa nebularia) with Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) and Little Egret.









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