Friday, 3 December 2021

La Yecla PNat, Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos Province, Spain.

An hour or so watching Vultures.
Ebird List.

Peregrine Falcon (Halcón Peregrino / Falco peregrinus).
I have always like visiting La Yecla as the views of the Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) are very good but they were difficult today as the light was very bad and the drizzle didn't help.
Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).

Griffon Vultures (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).

Any way I stood at the top / upper end of the gorge scanning the cliffs for the
Wallcreeper (Treparriscos / Tichodroma muraria) that had been seen a few days earlier but I didn't have any luck with that.
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).
I did however see a Peregrine Falcon (Halcón Peregrino / Falco peregrinus) perched high up on the crags, Red Kite (Milano Real / Milvus milvus) and Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus).
Red Kite (Milano Real / Milvus milvus).

Lower down in the trees, bushes and along the stream I also saw
Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Crested (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Song (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos) and Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) and Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) before I went back to the house.

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