Friday, 9 April 2021

Charca Suarez area, Granada Province, Spain.

Year Ticks on the coast
 
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii).
I drove down to the area the area around the back of the Charca reserve where I drove along the road known as Turtle Dove Alley where I parked and walked at several different points finding House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), House (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Sand Martin (Avión Zapador / Riparia riparia), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Reed (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus), Sardinian (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) and Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus) along with two year ticks.
Common Redstart (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus) male.
The first was a very nice but high flying Collared Pratincole (Canastera Común / Glareola pratincola) which was followed by a nice male Common Redstart (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus).
I also had a nice fresh Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) which flew around making  it difficult to get a photo.
Later I met up with Miguel Olvera and we went onto the main reserve to set up several Moth traps, during this time I added a nice male Pied Flycatcher (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca), Glossy Ibis (Morito Común / Plegadis falcinellus), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Western Swamp-hen (Calamon Común / Porphyrio porphyrio) and White Stork (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia). 
The account of the nights mothing will be on a separate post.

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