Thursday, 16 March 2017

Trabuco and Rio Guadalhorce, Malaga Province.

A morning in the woods and an afternoon on the beach.

Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater).
I dropped Jayne off at the ladies meeting in Trabuco and then went just up the way in to the hills above the towns into the pine woodlands. I went to a spot I have visited a few times where there is a watering hoe for Goats which attracts birds in for a drink. 
Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater).
Whilst there I found Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Crested (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) and Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia).
Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus).
Later I picked Jayne up and we dropped down to the coast where I spent a short while at Guadalhorce where I bumped into Andy Patterson and the later had a walk alon the river from the sea watch point. Durng this time I picked up Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), 2x Pied Oystercatchers (Ostrero Euroasiatico / Haematopus ostralegus), Kentish Plover (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), a Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops) with a large caterpillar, Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti),
Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).
Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica),  2x Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii) and Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) and lots of Monk Parakeets (Cotorra Argentina / Myiopsitta monachus). We spent the rest of the day shopping, picking up a few bits for jobs on the house before heading home.
Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla).
Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops).

Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops).

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