Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Adamuz, Cordoba Province.

A second day with Agustin from Aspasín Hides.

Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti).
The 09:00 start of yesterday felt much better than this mornings 07:00 start but we needed to be in the hide for the Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti) before fist light.
Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti).
Once we were set up Agustin left us to it and just after dawn a mob of around 100 Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) came in and raided the site for some of the scraps which had been put out.
Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti).
A short while after this first one adult then a second Imperial Eagle came in and landed in a tree on the edge of the clearing and over the next hour or so they sat there, did a few short flights through the trees and then ultimately disappeared with out coming into the rocks and branches that had been baited.
Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).
Other than the stunning Eagles we had Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) and Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Green Woodpecker (Pito Real / Picus viridis), Woodlark (Totovia / Lullula arborea), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris) and Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus). We also saw a small number of Red Deer (Ciervo común / Cervus elaphus) wander through the undergrowth.
Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).
Agustin collected us at 12:30 and then three of the four of us were set up in the Lynx tent hides but we were again unlucky and all I added Mistle (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) and Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus) and Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica).
Woodlark (Totovia / Lullula arborea).
Agustin picked us up just before 19:00 and as we walked back to the car we had distant views of a calling Eagle Owl (Buho Real / Bubo bubo) in a tree top.
Woodlark (Totovia / Lullula arborea).
We then headed back to town where I collected the car and drove back home through the rain.

Red Deer (Ciervo común / Cervus elaphus).

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