Saturday, 27 February 2021

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A walk along the Arroyo.
Second Lock down Day 43, released to Provincial area.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major).
I parked and walked along the Arroyo as usual and I took the Northern side all the way down to the Railway bridge, the Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) were still in the fields where they usually were but the Lucerne was getting taller and making finding them more difficult. I only counted 27 but I am sure there were more birds there.
Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua).

Other species were
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Little Ringed Plovers (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius) x5, Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) x3, Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Western Yellow Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava flavissima), Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus), Water Pipit (Bisbita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta) and Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).
Hirundines moving through along the Arroyo.
On the far stretch of the Arroyo there were good numbers of Hirundines moving through including House (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Crag Martins (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica) along with Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) and Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti).
Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).

Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).

As I walked back I boosted the list with a few more species,
Tree Sparrow (Gorrión Molinero / Passer montanus), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops) and Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).

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