Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A walk back from the Mechanic's across the local patch.

I drove down to the Mechanic's, on the way picking up Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) and Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur). I then walked the 7KM back to the house seeing House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), the escaped Barnical Goose (Barnacla Cariblanca / Branta leucopsis) was still by the river with the many Greylag type domesticated geese and several Muscovy Ducks (Cairina moschata).
On the far side of the town I continued on across the fields finding Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Short-toed Lark (Terrera Común / Calandrella brachydactyla), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus) female, Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Quail (Codorniz Común / Coturnix coturnix) and Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala).

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