Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Huetor Tajar, Granada Province.

Some birds from the last few days down on the fields North of Huétor Tajar.

During several drives up and down to Huétor and Loja I recorded several species of interest including 61 Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax), Stone Curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus), 300+ Northern Lapwings (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), 14+ Golden Plovers (Chorlito Dorado Europeo / Pluvialis apricaria), 43+ Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), 3 Grey Herons (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), a female Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus), 70+ Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) and back at the house 30+ Siskins (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus) and a fly over Eagle Owl (Buho Real / Bubo bubo) at dusk one evening.

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