Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Cubillas Reservoir, Granada and Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

Birding with Juan, then a walk around the patch.
Ebird List for Cubillas Res.
Ebird List for Huétor Fields.

Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).
I met Juan at the usaual spot on the North West edge of the water, as we scanned we picked up Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Egyptian Goose (Ganso del Nilo / Alopochen aegyptiaca), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Northern Shoveler (Pato Cuchara / Anas clypeata), Grey (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) and White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos) and Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus), Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus) and a fishing Western Osprey (Águila Pescardora / Pandion haliaetus).
Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild).
After a while Juan and I moved a short way along the side of the Res where we sat and watched an area of Bramble bushes and Fig Trees picking up Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Garden Warbler (Curruca Mosquitera / Sylvia borin) and Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus).
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
We packed up our chairs and headed off and then later I did a walk along the Lucerne Fields and out to the Poplar plantation, on the way I picked up Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) x8, a Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), Whinchat (Tarabilla Nortena / Saxicola rubetra) and Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), 200+ Spanish (Yellow) Wagtails (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Pied Flycatcher (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Sand Martin (Avión Zapador / Riparia riparia), Red-rumped (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica) and Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).
Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata).

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