Friday, 29 April 2022

Padul and Charca Suarez, Granada Province.

Some birding before a night surveying the Moths at Charca.

A view from the Hide at Charca Suarez.
I was meeting Miguel Olvera for a nights moth recording at Charca Suarez but decided to leave home early and have a walk around at  Padul wetland but it was fairly quiet and I only managed to see Reed (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus) and Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Grey (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea) and Purple Heron (Garza Imperial / Ardea purpurea), Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major).
One of Miguels new traps.
I dropped down to the coast and met Miguel at the back gate of the reserve where Juan Perez let us in as Manu was still Guiding a group.
Stripe-less Tree Frog (Hyla meridionalis).
The reserve closed and Miguel and I set up the moth traps and during the walk around doing this we saw
Night Heron (Marinete Común / Nycticorax nycticorax), another Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis (Morito Común / Plegadis falcinellus), Western Swamp-hen (Calamon Común / Porphyrio porphyrio), Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus), Iberian Bluetail (Ischnura graellsii), Stripe-less Tree (Hyla meridionalis) and  Perez's Frogs (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi).
Inspecting the trap.
A little later Beatriz, Juan, Suzie and two others joined us to look around the traps, at about 01.00 the others left and we tried to grab a few hours sleep before we sorted the traps, I will cover the Moths in the following post.
Poplar Hawk-Moth (Laothoe populi).


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