Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain

A visit to the Dentist in Loja followed by a walk on the fields.
Second Municipal Lockdown Day 10.
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
I went for another dental appointment, last of the heavy work thankfully but later I went for a walk down on the fields again.
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax)
I parked and did the usual walk, 24 Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) were in there normal area but a small group of 8 birds were right down at my end of the fields but I did not see them until they flushed up and flew to the back edge of the fields with the other 24.
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
I continued along the Lucerne fields adding
Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) and Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).

Down along the river there were good numbers of Corn Buntings (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata) and Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea).
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
Out on the fields before the Poplar Plantation I found
Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Iberian  (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) and Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops) and Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala).
Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina).

Around the Poplars I could hear a Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula) and Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos).
White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).
On my back to the car I had a good sized flock of
Skylark (Alondra Común / Alauda arvensis), Tree Sparrow (Gorrión Molinero / Passer montanus), Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa) and Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris).

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