Monday, 21 December 2020

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A walk along the Arroyo.
 
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
I parked in the usual place along the Arroyo Vilano where I had views of Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) x250+ during the full walk, Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) and Northern Lapwing (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus) x123.
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
As I walked along the bank I scanned the Lucerne fields seeing the
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) x30, a small flock of Golden Plover (Chorlito Dorado Europeo / Pluvialis apricaia) x5, Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) x4, Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Feral Pigeon (Paloma Bravía / Columba livia), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata) x7, Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) x1, Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago) x1, Crested (Cogujada / Galerida cristata) and Skylark (Alondra Común / Alauda arvensis), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis).
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
In the stretch through the Asparagus fields I found
Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Serin, Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Tree Sparrow (Gorrión Molinero / Passer montanus) x6 and Common Waxbills (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild) x7.
I reached the plantation and could hear a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) chip calling, several Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) x60 and had a small flock of Greenfinches (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).
Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus).
As I walked back to the car I picked up 2 Reed Buntings (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus) which since their main wintering spot on the patch was destroyed by one the farmers has become a rare visitor.
I also had Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Common Starlings (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) x2 the first I had seen in a while, Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Common Kestrels (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus) x2 and last bird of the day a nice female Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus).
Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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