Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Arroyo Vilano, Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

Looking for a few Dragonflies on the patch.
Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) male.
I had a walk out over the Olive groves past the farm at the far end and down onto the Arroyo, on the way I had Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) and Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) male.
I also had Bath White (Pontia daplidice), Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua), Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina), Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas), Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina), Southern Brown Argus (Aricia cramera), Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis), Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Mallow-leaved Convolvulus (Convolvulus althaeoides), Ornithogalum narbonense and Prickly Poppy (Papaver argenone).
Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) male.
I walked down stream towards the fields finding Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Reed Warbler (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus), Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti) and a pale morph Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus).
Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) male.
I started to find more Dragons  as I dropped down stream which included at least 5x male Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus), 6x male Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum), 3x male Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi), 2x male Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) and 1x Iberian Bluetail (Ischnura graellsii).
Iberian Bluetail (Ischnura graellsii).
I returned to the bridge and then went up stream a short way where I added 2x male
Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea) as well as Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi), Rush Loosestrife (Lythrum junceum) and Small Fleabane (Pulicaria vulgaris).

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