Saturday, 24 October 2020

Huétor Tajar, Granada Province, Spain.

A short walk along the Arroyo.
Misty morning after the rains.
I parked down in the Arroyo and the walked out in the Mesia direction finding Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina) and around the small Allotment a Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and both Black (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros) and Common Redstarts (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus).
First snow of the winter.
I cut along the track to the bridge over the Arroyo, on the way I had Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), quite a few Blackcaps (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and Woodpigeons (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus).
Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe) and a
White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).
I walked down the road towards town and then cut back towards the bar finding Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Skylark (Alondra Común / Alauda arvensis), Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica) and as I walked the last bit I could hear the Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus) again but it took a while to find it and I only got on it as it headed off west.
Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus) flying west.

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