Sunday, 14 February 2021

In the Garden and Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A morning in the Garden, watched the Wolves and then later a walk down on the fields.
Second Municipal Lock down Day 29.
Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) the paler bird.
I was up and about early and once I had the inside jobs done I started with the Garden and then I went and had some luch sat up on the terrace for the first time this year.
Common Buzzards (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) two of the five birds.

Whilst I was sat there I picked up a distant low flying large Raptor over the Olives which turned out to be the four record of Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti) for the terrace. It was again a young bird which looked as though it was coming towards me so I ran down to get the Camera but by the time I got back I could not relocate it so I continued to have Lunch. 
Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina) female.
As I was finishing I heard a Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) over head and when I checked it I found 5 birds circling together, 4 dark birds and one which was quite a bit paler.
Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
Whilst in the garden I also saw Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros).
Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
At 13.00 I sat down and watched the Wolves play, never used to interested in football and still would not call myself a fan but after spending a year living with two of the most enthusiastic Wolves fans I know (Jayne's brother Martin and his wife Julia) I quite enjoy it now.
Wild Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum).
Anyway, after Wolves pulled a 2-1 win out of the bag I went for a walk down on the fields, the
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) were on the fields and I also had Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops) and down on the Arroyo edge I found Wild Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum), Bath White (Pontia daplidice) and Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea).
Small White (Pieris rapae).
On the far side of the bridge I had wintering Common Chiffchaffs (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Bluethroats (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) and Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus) and both Large (Pieris brassicae) and Small White (Pieris rapae).

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