Monday, 3 May 2021

Hacho, Granada Province, Spain.

Parking by a puddle for a couple of hours, surprising who shows up.
 
Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) Male.

Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) Male.

Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) Male.

Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) Male.

Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) Female.

After a good morning in the garden setting up an Irrigation system for the terrace as well as a few other bits and pieces I went up to Hacho where I parked by a puddle on one of the tracks.
Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Female.

Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Female.


Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Male.

Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Male.

First species to arrive were Common Chaffinches (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) and they were followed by two nice female type Common Crossbills (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) and later a moulting male bird, Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis) and Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).
As I sat there waiting I was surprised but happy to see a very fine Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) come in for a drink and it was followed a little later by a nice male Spanish Ibex (Cabra montés / Cabra pyreaica) which went down on to its knees and drank.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris).

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris).

Spanish Ibex (Cabra montés / Cabra pyreaica).

Spanish Ibex (Cabra montés / Cabra pyreaica).

Spanish Ibex (Cabra montés / Cabra pyreaica).

Other species seen whilst I sat in the car included Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius).

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