Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

Three Bulbulles hours along the arroyo.
 
Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata) male.
I arrived at the parking spot at 09:00 and spent the next three hours walking up and down the short stretch of the Arroyo where I had seen the Common / Garden Bulbul (Bulbul Naranjero / Pycnonotus barbatus) but by 12:00 I had not seen or heard anything.
Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata) male.
In the area I did see Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba),  Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Northern Lapwing (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), a male Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica), lots of Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), 20+ Common Waxbills (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) and Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops).
Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
The sun was out for the whole morning and in the heat I had Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea) x2, Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), Small White (Pieris rapae) and a male Desert Darter (Sympetrum sinaiticum) on the wing still on the wing.
Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus).


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