A quick walk along the Arroyo.
|White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).|
Along the arroyo there were good numbers of all three Wagtails and for the first time this year the Spanish (Yellow) (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae) was the commonest followed by the White (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) but their numbers were well down and finally a single Grey (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea( did a flyby.
Also seen along the water were Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) again numbers were much lower as lots had started to move North, Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) x2, Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and a pair of Little Ringed Plovers (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius) which flew off noisily when a farmer in his old Landrover came through the ford.
|Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua).|
Some of the wintering Green Sandpipers (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) were joined by some passage birds as by the time I reached the Bridge I had counted 9 individuals, all of which flew off noisily but dropped back in again a short way on, the Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) was obviously finding its usual Almond tree too hot so he had crossed the water and was snoozing nicely in the goat herders pipes and just as I turned around I had a small flock of around 15 Iberian Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) and a Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops).
On my way back I only added a male Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild) and Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata).
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