Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Undisclosed site, Granada Province.

A check up on our rare breeders.

Cream-coloured Coursers (corredor Sahariano / Cursorius cursor) x3.
I made my way to the spot in Granada Province were the two pairs of Cream-coloured Coursers (corredor Sahariano / Cursorius cursor) had set up territories but it was hellishly hot so after about 45 minutes I was about to give up looking for the birds and go home. Just as I started to leave the site a farmer in a land-rover came up the track which meant I had to pull in and stop again and after having a chat with the Guy I spotted a single bird stood in the shade of a small almond tree and then another and another. After a few minutes I had found the four adults and three of the chicks all in the same area, one of the chicks was missing but hopefully it was just well hidden.
Cream-coloured Coursers (corredor Sahariano / Cursorius cursor) x2.
In the same area I had Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Ganga Ortega / Pterocles orientalis), Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Iberian Grey Shrike (Alcaudón Real Meridional / Lanius meridionalis) and Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa).

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