Sunday, 7 February 2021

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

First Red-rumpers of the year.
Second Municipal Lockdown Day 22.
 
A walk along the Arroyo but due to the weather I just repeated the stretch around the Lucerne Fields a couple of times. Still 40 or so Northern Lapwings (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), 5x Golden Plover (Chorlito Dorado Europeo / Pluvialis apricaia) and the 30 odd Little Bustard (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
On my second trip down to the far end of the fields a large group of hirundines came in from the south and started to feed over the water nearly all the birds were House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) with over 300 birds in the sky during the 15 minutes or so I watched the flock pass by. 
Mixed in with the House Martins were much smaller numbers of Crag Martins (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris) x7, several Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) x6 and a couple of Red-rumped Swallows (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica) which were the first of the year for me.

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