9.5KM stroll around the patch with Ed and Monica.
|Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).|
On the rough fields to our left we found around 90 odd Stone Curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus) and on the opposite field the first of 27 Northern Lapwings (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus) and another couple of Stone Curlews.
|Bath White (Pontia daplidice).|
We continued on and found the first of at least 3 Whinchats (Tarabilla Nortena / Saxicola rubetra), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), a Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) which came up from the irrigation channel and there were several White Wagtails (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), lots of Blackcaps (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and as we turned across the Asparagus fields to the road again a Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus) did a fly through.
|Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata).|
We took a track between the fields to keep off the road and had views of Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), a Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) which was sat up on a pylon and in amongst the feathery folage of the Asparagus a couple of Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) which dashed around making views difficult.
We got back to the road and continued on up to the bar finding Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) and lots of Feral Pigeons (Paloma Bravía / Columba livia) on the old Cortijo.
|Small White (Pieris rapae).|
At this point Monica rang to say she was walking down to meet us so we turned around and headed back to the ar where we met her and took the track along the other side of the Arroyo and in the area where there were several fig trees we picked up Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), another Whinchat and several Blackcaps.
|Desert Orange-tip (Colotis evagore).|
We turned back towards the town and followed the irrigation channels flushing up a couple of Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe) and as we reached the left turn Ed picked up a Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus) in flight so we headed along the track to the area where we thought it had landed, we soon found it and manged to get some shots before returning to the main track.
|Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus).|
As we continued on we saw the bird fly off west, we continued on back towards the car but added nothing else on the way.