Wednesday, 25 August 2021

La Caracola Hide and along the track for the Lynx, Sierra de Andujar, Jaen Province, Spain.

More passerines from the hide and another crack at the Lynx.
Steve and Lynn, Day Seventeen.
 
Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).

Steve and I walked out to the hide in the grounds of La Caracola where we got set up and started to get shot of some of the local passerine species that visited the water.
Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus).
Crested Tit (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus).
Crested Tit (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus).
Species that came into the water for a photograph included a good number of Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), both male and female Great Spotted (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Crested (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus) and Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes).
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) Male.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) Male.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) Male.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) Male.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) Female.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) Female.
Other species that were seen or heard included Iberian Green Woodpecker (Pito Real / Picus sharpei), Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), 
Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea).

Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea).

Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea).

Later we drove back into the area where the Lynx had been see seeing Red Deer (Ciervo común / Cervus elaphus), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Iberian Green Woodpecker, Common (Urraca / Pica pica) and Iberian Magpies.
Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes) male.
Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes) male.
Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes) male.
Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes) female.
Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes) female.
As we had done the last two days we parked near the first shelter Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus), Iberian Grey Shrike (Alcaudón Real Meridional / Lanius meridionalis), Dartford (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) and Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), a Northern Goshawk (Azor Común / Accipitor gentillis) which was doing aerobatics with 4 Ravens (Cuervo / Corvus corax) and a couple of calling Iberian Imperial Eagles (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti).
Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki).
Just before we left I had a Weasel (Mustela nivalis) and as we drove off the site we had a Lesser-spotted Woodpecker (Pico Menor / Dryobates minor) fly in front of the car and into a roadside Oak tree.

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