Friday, 6 November 2020

Realenga de Agicampe and Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A couple more hours in the hide and then a walk on the fields.
Desert Darter (Sympetrum sinaiticum) male.

Again after cleaning up the leaves and pulling masses of new weeds that had come up since the rains last week I set up the hide and sat in there for a couple of hours. 
Desert Darter (Sympetrum sinaiticum) male.

Before I went in I took some shots of one of the three male Desert Darters (Sympetrum sinaiticum) that were hanging around the pool, there was also a female which was egg laying in tandam with one of the males but she did not settle at any point.
Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) male.
Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) male.
It was extreamly windy but some birds still came in including Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and both male and female Blackcaps (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla).
Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros).

Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros).

Also seen and heard were Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) and both Grey (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), White Wagtails (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and all the resident Perez's Frogs (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi).
Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla) male.

Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla) female.

Later in the afternoon I went for a walk down on the fields and along the Arroyo Vilano and striaght away I had a hunting Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus) which whizzed across the Lucerne field chasing Meadow Pipits (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis).
Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea).
As I walked on I saw Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Black Redstart, White Wagtails, Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Goldfinch and Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).
Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).
I continued over the fields and passed the Poplar plantation
Small White (Pieris rapae), Spotless (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) and Common Starlings (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus),Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) and a cronking Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax) which was sat on one of the Pylons.
Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala).
On the walk back to the car Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops) and Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata).
The approaching rain.

Luckily I got back to the car just before the rains started and drove back to the house.

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