Sunday, 30 August 2020

Balsa de Regidor, Moreleda, Granada Province.

A count of the Egrets.

Click on the link below for Ebird list for the day.

Just before 20.00 I set off to do a count of the Egrets on a nearby lake, when I arrived there were already 34 birds in the reeds at the far end of the lake, all of which were Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), during the evening the number grew to 94 by dark. 
Around the roost there were also 5x Night Herons (Marinete Común / Nycticorax nycticorax), 2x Grey Herona (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea) and a single Squacco Heron (Garcilla Cangrejera / Ardeola ralloides).
During my visit I also recorded Common Sandpiper (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos) x2, Stone Curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus) x2, Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina) x1M, Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) x6, Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis) x2, Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus) x8, Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto) x12, Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus) x1, Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) x7, Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis) x1, Reed (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus) x1, Cetti's (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti) x3 and Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) x1, White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) x1, Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) x1, Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) x4 and Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula) x800+.
On my way back to the house I had a Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) sat up on a roadside wire and later during my walk another.

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