Sunday, 3 April 2022

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

Out on the patch again.
Ebird List, 56 Species.

Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta).
I parked by the Walnut Trees and quickly walked out to the dam where I started to do the Ebird list and began it with a pair of Montagu's Harriers (Aguilucho Cenizo / Circus pygargus) other highlights around the Lucerne fields included a Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta) which is an uncommon species locally, Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Wryneck (Torcecuello / Jynx torquilla), Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica), Tree (Bisbita Arbóreo / Anthus trivialis), Water (Bisbita Alpino / Anthus spinoletta) and Meadow Pipits (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis).
Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica).
Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos).
On the middle section I picked up
Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago), Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Pallid (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus) and Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus) in good numbers as were Hirundines.
Tree Pipit (Bisbita Arbóreo / Anthus trivialis).
Tree Pipit (Bisbita Arbóreo / Anthus trivialis).
Tree Pipit (Bisbita Arbóreo / Anthus trivialis).
On the last section down to the Railway bridge I added
Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), Common Whitethroat (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis), Sedge (Carricerin Común / Acrocephalus schoenobaenus), Willow (Mosquitero Musical / Phylloscopus trochillus) and Cetti's Warblers (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) and Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops).
Green-veined White (Pieris napi).
Small White (Pieris rapae).
Small White (Pieris rapae).
Small White (Pieris rapae).
At the far end of the walk I had several butterfly species and a first for the patch a
Green-veined White (Pieris napi) along with Small White (Pieris rapae), Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria), Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) and Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina).
Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius).

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