Friday, 1 April 2022

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A Patch lifer and a new species for the year.

Common Whitethroat (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis).
I decided to make a start at cleaning up the front yard after the Sahara Sand storm but later in the day I went down to the fields for a walk, highlights included a new species for the patch which was a singing Iberian Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Ibérico / Phylloscopus brehmii) in the Poplar plantation and then the first two Common Whitethroats (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis) of the year.
Sedge Warbler (Carricerin Común / Acrocephalus schoenobaenus).
Other species included
Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica), Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Water (Bisbita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta) and Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus), Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago) and Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) all of which were lingering on from the winter.
Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus).
Newer arrivals included several singing Sedge Warbler (Carricerin Común / Acrocephalus schoenobaenus), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), House (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Sand Martin (Avión Zapador / Riparia riparia), Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), Willow Warbler (Mosquitero Musical / Phylloscopus trochillus) and Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius).
Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua).
Resident species included Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Ce.tti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis).
Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra).
As I walked I also saw a few Wildflower speces including Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis), Corn (Papaver rhoeas) and Rough Poppy (Papaver hybridum), Mallow-leaved Storksbill (Erodium malacoides), Field Marigold (Calendula arvensis), Hollow Stemmed Asphodel (Asphodelus fistulosus), Ramping Fumitory (Fumaria capreolata), White Mignonette (Reseda Alba), Wild Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum) and a couple of Butterflies including Small White (Pieris rapae) and Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua).
Rough Poppy (Papaver hybridum).

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