A wet walk.
Second Municipal Lock down Day 25.
|The Arroyo below the house.|
The morning was a complete wash out so in the end I decided to go for a walk in the wet in the afternoon. The Arroyo at the back of the house was running well but the main Arroyo Vilano was in flood so I didn't bother to try the crossing at the ford but drove around to the far bank.
I parked and the walked up to the normal parking point, on the way I saw the Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) but I could only see around 16 birds but I was pretty sure all the birds were there but most of them were just keeping the heads down avoiding the near horizontal rain.
|The Arroyo Vilano.|Other species were White (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Grey Wagtails (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Snipe
(Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago) x2, Meadow (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and Water Pipit (Bisbita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and up on the wire what appeared to be a flock of mostly Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) with a few Spotless (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) mixed in.
|The left of the water is normally the track I drive along!!!!|I walked back passed the car and followed the Arroyo down to the bridge, today I stayed on the Northern side, on the way I saw Reed Buntings (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus) x2, Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), House
(Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Sand Martins
(Avión Zapador / Riparia riparia) with a mix of Barn Swallows
(Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros) and Iberian Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).
|A Rainbow low over the fields.|
As I walked back I added Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) and 4x Common Crossbills (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) which had been around for a few days.
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