Saturday, 26 February 2022

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A late afternoon walk under threatening Skies but I knew I would regret not taking the Camera.
Ebird List.

I parked at usual spot and walked out around the Lucerne Fields, I then took the track along the Arroyo from the Walnut trees, went under the road bridge and on as far as the Railway line.
High Lights were my first Jack Snipe (Agachadiza Chica / Lymnocriptes minimus) of the year which flushed up from the drainage channel to the left of the track, the Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus) which sat really nicely in one of the Walnut trees allowing me to walk up to it along the track and on the far section the biggest surprise was a stunning adult male Penduline Tit (Pájaro Moscón / Remiz pendulinus) in its full breeding colours, the first record for me of this species on the Patch.
I was right that I was going to regret not taking the Camera, the Kites sat brilliantly as did the Penduline. The full list of 47 species can be seen on the link above.

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