Monday, 13 February 2017

Huétor Fields, Granada Province.

Not the Spanish Lifer that was expected but a good one for the local patch.

1st winter Red-throated Pipit (Bisbita Gorgirrojo / Anthus cervinus).
Jayne and I went down town to do our loop of the ring road and then called in at the fields where I had yesterday seen what I was convinced was a Richards Pipit (Bisbita de Richard /Anthus richardi) but instead of this bird there was a smaller but pale looking Pipit with a very distinct supercilium stretching well beyond the eye and pale mantle stripes which I supected could be a 1st winter Red-throated Pipit (Bisbita Gorgirrojo / Anthus cervinus) and this was confirmed later in the day. A very welcome new bird for my Spanish Life list, coming after a few more records in Sevilla and Cadiz Province.
1st winter Red-throated Pipit (Bisbita Gorgirrojo / Anthus cervinus).
1st winter Red-throated Pipit (Bisbita Gorgirrojo / Anthus cervinus).

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