Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Realenga de Agicampe, Huétor Tajar, Granada Province.

A couple of hours in the garden hide.

Male Siskin (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus).
I managed a couple of hours out in the hide by the garden pond and feeders. There were at least 5 female and 2 male Siskin's (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus) still hanging around with the 2 males spend quite a bit of time in the quince tree singing. 
Female Siskin (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus).
There were also a pair of Collared Doves (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto) which spent quite a while mutual preening also in the quince tree, a male Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris) was down feeding amongst the House Sparrows (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus). 
Male Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).
I also saw Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and also heard Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti) and a flock of passing European Bee-eaters (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster).

Male Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).
Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla) female.
Pair of Collared Doves (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto).
House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus) male.
House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus) female.

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