Saturday 25 September 2021

Playacan Motril, Charca Suarez and travelling home, Granada Province, Spain.

A mornings birding with good friend Juan at the Charca.
Ebird list.

Audouin's Gull (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii).

After Miguel and I had finished checking and releasing the moths Miguel shot off and I headed out on to the beach in front of the Reserve where I saw Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii) and Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Cetti's  (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti) and Reed Warbler (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus) before I met up with Juan and Chika.
Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus).

Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis).

Red-knobbed Coot (Focha Moruna / Fulca cristata) and male Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos).

After having a chat Juan and Chika headed back to their place before I met Juan later in the reserve and we spent the moring birding around the hides, on the walk in to the new hide we saw Cetti's Warbler, Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Spotless Starling, Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata) and Red Avadavat (Bengali Rojo / Amandava amandava).
Ferruginous Duck (Porrón Pardo / Aythya nyroca) male.

Pied Flycatcher (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca).

From the hide we had the regular White Stork (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia) as well as Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Greenshank (Archibebe Claro / Tringa nebularia), Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Western Swamp-hen (Calamon Común / Porphyrio porphyrio) and Eurasian Teal (Cerceta Común / Anas crecca).
Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) female.
Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) female.
Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) female.
Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) male.
We moved on around towards the main hide but had a quick look in at the hide at the Northern end of Laguna del Taraje adding Gadwall (Anade Friso / Anas strepera) and Red-knobbed Coot (Focha Moruna / Fulca cristata).
Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur).

From the main hide we heard and saw Water Rail (Rascón Europeo / Rallus aquaticus), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Night (Marinete Común / Nycticorax nycticorax) and Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Lesser Black-backed (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus) and Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster) and an old Penduline Tit (Pájaro Moscón / Remiz pendulinus) nest.
Penduline Tit (Pájaro Moscón / Remiz pendulinus) nest.
On our way areound the the first hide over looking Laguna Trebol we had brief views of a Wryneck (Torcecuello / Jynx torquilla), a fly over Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus) and a calling Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).
Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta).
Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta).
From the hide we saw an immature Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), both male and female Bluethroats (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica), Pied Flycatcher (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca) female type, Ferruginous Duck (Porrón Pardo / Aythya nyroca) and Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).
Gadwall (Anade Friso / Anas strepera) male and Female.
Gadwall (Anade Friso / Anas strepera) male and Female.
We walked around to the southern hide over looking Laguna Taraje where we sat and watch a really smart pair of Gadwall which were sat out on a log, Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica).
Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) male.
We then left the reserve and Juan went back to his appartment and I headed home picking up another Marsh Harrier and a pale Morph Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus).

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