Monday, 12 April 2021

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A couple of year ticks on the patch.
 
Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea) male.
Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea) female.
I got a message from John and Jenny Wainwright to say that they had seen a Whinchat (Tarabilla Nortena / Saxicola rubetra) down on the fields so I headed down there a little while later, I parked at the usual place and walked the Arroyo and then stayed on the road out to the plantation.
Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae).
Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae).
Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae).
As I walked I picked up Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea), Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis) and on the fence at the far end of the Lucerne fields the male Whinchat (Tarabilla Nortena / Saxicola rubetra).
House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica).
I continued on and added a nice fresh looking Melodious Warbler (Zarcero Común / Hippolais polyglotta), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) and a small group of Greater Short-toed Larks (Terrera Común / Calandrella brachydactyla).
House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) collecting mud.
House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica).
I returned to the car and drove back to the ford where I parked for a while and watch a group of House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) collecting mud for their nest building work.

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