Wednesday, 22 December 2021

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

The Wallcreeper is still playing hard to get.
Ebird List.

The largest Crags at La Yecla.

Again I went up to the gorge hoping for the wintering Wallcreeper (Treparriscos / Tichodroma muraria) but as with all my other visits it did not show for me, however I still had a good hour or so watching the masses of Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) going about their daily tasks including some nest rebuilding, Mating and just general flying around incircles just for the hell of it, anyway it kept me entertained.
Griffon's along the Crags.
I also had
Red Kite (Milano Real / Milvus milvus), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) and Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax) in the sky above the site.
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) with nest material.
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) mating.
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).
Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus).
In the trees lower down there were several noisy Jays (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Iberian Green (Pito Real / Picus sharpei) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) and Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula).
Red Kite (Milano Real / Milvus milvus).

Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo).

Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax).

 

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