Sunday, 15 August 2021

Hacho, Granada Province, Spain.

A mornings stretch of the legs up to the top of Hacho.
Steve and Lynn, Day Seven.
 
Lynn and Steve with Loja and Sierra de Loja in the back ground.
We drove just up the road to the parking spot under the Almond trees just up from the main road where we started our walk to the upper car park, on the way we saw and heard Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) and Adonis Blue (Lysandra bellargus).
Adonis Blue (Lysandra bellargus).

Striped Grayling (Hipparchia fidia).

From the car park we took the track along the southern side of the hill and then from the highest point of the track we cut across the rocks to the trig point, on this stage we added
Southern Gatekeeper (Pyronia cecilia), Striped Grayling (Hipparchia fidia), Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), several Pallid (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus) and 3x Alpine Swifts (Vencejo Real / Apus melba).
Just one of us Missing.

Alpine Swift (Vencejo Real / Apus melba).
On the way back to the track and on the way down the zigzag trail we recorded
Iberian Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthameli), Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina), Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus), Cleopatra (Gonepteryx cleopatra), Southern Brown Argus (Aricia cramera), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia) and Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli) before reaching the car.
The Trig point in the back ground.

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