Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

First LRP of the year.
Second Municipal Lockdown Day 17.
 
Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus).
I did the same walk as yesterday following the Arroyo and not the road, Highlights were the first Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius) which flew in and landed on a stony area of the river, 39 Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax), several Bluethroats (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) but none that played as well as yesterday and lots of Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki). 
Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) female.
The female
Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus)
which I regularly see was on one of the telegraph posts along with several
Common (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) and lots of Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor).
Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).

As I followed the Arroyo I also saw a very fresh Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea) and several Small White (Pieris rapae) which were nectaring on the plentiful Field Marigold (Calendula arvensis) flowers as well as some noisy Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi) in the river.
Spanish Sparrow (Gorrión Moruno / Passer hispaniolensis).

Other species were Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Spanish Sparrow (Gorrión Moruno / Passer hispaniolensis), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti) and a smart male Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus).

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