Thursday, 3 February 2022

Cerro Hacho, Granada Province, Spain.

Back by the puddle.
Ebird List.

Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla).
I parked by the Puddle on Hacho again to see what came down to have a drink and as on the last visit it was the Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) but this time there were two of then and they drank but then became very agitated, at first I thought it was me but then I saw a male Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus) sat in one of the Pine trees.
Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Male.

Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Male.

Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Male.

Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Female.

Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) Female.

Things went quiet after a while once the Squirrels cooled off and some more birds came down including a White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) which picked around on the edge of the water but all of a sudden the Squirrels kicked off again and then a big shadow came across the pool as the Sparrowhawk dived for the White Wagtail which thankfully slipped away into the Amond tree.
Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).

Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).

Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis).

Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus).

Once things cleared the birds started to come back including 3 Bramblings (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla), Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Siskin (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
Coal Tit  (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater).

Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus).

Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).

Other species seen but that did not come in for the Camera included Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Song (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos) and Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus),  Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Rock (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia) and Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Crested Tit (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes) and Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa).
White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).
Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
As I was sat there I also saw a couple of Cleopatra's (Gonepteryx cleopatra) and a Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua).
Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) Male.

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