Saturday, 26 March 2022

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

Winter and Summer species overlap.
Ebird List, 48 Species. 

Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos).
I parked at the halfway poing near the Walnut trees and walked back up the Arroyo to the normal parking spot and on up to the dammed point.
As I walked I saw Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), the first of 4 Woodchat Shrikes (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), lots of Woodpigeons (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) x4, Willow Warbler (Mosquitero Musical / Phylloscopus trochillus), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and in a group of Tamarisk trees my first singing Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos) of the spring but more unexpected was a nice male Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla)in the small Walnut opposite.
Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos).
I reached the dammed pool where I found
Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and lots of House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Barn Swallows (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).
The Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) still snoozing in the Almond tree.
I turned around and followed the top bank back to the car, as I walked I flushed a male Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) from one of the irrigation channels and added a flyover Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Collared Doves (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata) and a big flock of Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) flew through.
Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra).
I passed the car and continued on along the Arroyo to the road bridge seeing the Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) sat in a small Almond tree as usual, Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Tree Sparrow (Gorrión Molinero / Passer montanus), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae).
Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra).

Between the road bridge and the Railway Line I had a nice summer plumage Water Pipit (Bisbita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta) along with Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), a Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), a pair of Grey Wagtails (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), a flock of Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild) and several noisy Perez's Frogs (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi).

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