Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A slower walk than normal along the Arroyo.
Asparagus smoke over Huétor.

Having tweeked my back a few days ago I took a slow walk along the Arroyo passing the Lucerne fields where there were still good numbers Northern Lapwings (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), Spotless Starlings (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Meadow Pipits (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and loads of White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).
White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) having a drink in a puddle along the Arroyo.
On the way I also saw Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops) and loads of the common finches as usual.
Small White (Pieris rapae).
Lang's Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous).
In amongst the Olives and Asparagus there were lots of Blackcaps (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) as well as several Small Whites (Pieris rapae) and a single Lang's Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous).
Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).
By a puddle formed by a leaking irrigation channel I saw Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and around the poplar plantation Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) and a Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo).
Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus).
On my way back I Added Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula) and Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo).
Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros).

Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros).
Later I had a quick look at the pines finding Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater) and Crested Tit (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris) and Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia).

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