Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Huétor Fields, Granada Province.

A local rarity on the patch.

Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus).
This morning I called in to the Arroyo Vilano on my way down to Huétor and I was pleased to find a pair of Black-winged Stilts (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus) which are locally quite uncommon with less than one record a year. In the same spot I found a couple of  Little Ringed Plovers (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), a single Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), White (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Yellow Wagtails (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), Meadow (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) x3 and Water Pipit (Bisbita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta) x1, Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Sand (Avión Zapador / Riparia riparia) and House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallows (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirudo daurica), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros) and back at the garden there were still 2 male and 3 female Siskins (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus).
Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus).

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