Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Cerro Hacho and Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

Out and about at both ends of the Local Patch.
Ebird List for the Fields.

Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum).
I drove up to the puddle on the lower loop of Hacho where I parked and went for a short walk up into the Almond Trees where I spent a while watching a Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) which was necturingat the Almond flowers.
Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum).
In the same area I saw lots of
Broad-leaved Iris (Iris planifolia), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) and Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus).
Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla) Male.
Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla) Male.
Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla) Male.
Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla) Male.
I returned to my car and set up the camera and waited to see what came in for a drink but it was fairly quiet but I did see 7 Bramblings (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Siskins (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
Siskin (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus).
Siskin (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus).
As things were quiet I decided to head down to the fields and get some steps in, I walked the Lucerne fields and the followed the Arroyo's Northern bank as far as the railway Line.
Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula).
Highlights were
Little Bustard (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) x11, Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus) x1 Immature, Stone Curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus) x6, Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) x3, Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica), Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Water Pipit (Bisbita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta), Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus) and Clouded Yellows (Colias corceua) and Small Whites (Pieris rapae).
Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua).
Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua).
Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus).
Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus).
Common Crane (Grulla Común / Grus grus).
Reed Bunting (Escribano Palustre / Emberiza schoeniclus).
Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis).

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