Saturday, 17 July 2021

Granada Coast, Granada Province, Spain.

A walk along Cartuna Beach checking the Kentish Population and the searching for Swifts Later.
Ebird List Cartuna Beach.

Bonelli's Eagle (Aguila-azor Perdicera / Hieraaetus faciatus).
I met Juan Perez at the usual meeting place and we walked the length of the beach checking on the Kentish Plover (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus) population, we were very pleased to not find any new nests as the beach was getting much busier. 
Bonelli's Eagle (Aguila-azor Perdicera / Hieraaetus faciatus).

During the walk we saw Kentish Plover x13, Shag (Cormorán Mondudo / Phalacrocorax aristotelis) x8, Audouin's Gull (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii) x11 along with other species.
Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica).
We moved on along the coast to check a couple of spots for the uncommon
White-rumped Swift (Vencejo Cafre / Apus caffer), we reached the first spot and spent a while scanning the area around two sections of the bridges that carries the main A7 motorway. At this site we didn't see and White-rumped Swifts but had views of a family party of Bonelli's Eagle (Aguila-azor Perdicera / Hieraaetus faciatus), 2x adults and 2x immature.
Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica).
Our last stop was at a very busy Playa de la Rijana where again we didn't see any White-rumped Swifts but we did see both
Alpine (Vencejo Real / Apus melba) and Pallid Swifts (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus) along with Red-rumped Swallows (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), Black Wheatear (Collalba Negra / Oenanthe leucura) and European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster).

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