Friday, 30 September 2022

Huétor Tajar, Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province, Spain.

Doing some more local birding.
Ebird List for Huétor Fields.

Some of the Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).

During the morning I went for a walk around the Lucerne Fields, out passed the Poplar Plantation and as far as the junction to the Mesia road, Highlights included 18x Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) which was a pleasing count under the circumstances as the maximum count last year was just 15.
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax),

Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax),

Other species included a few passage
Alpine Swifts (Vencejo Real / Apus melba), 3x Short-toed Eagles (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), big numbers of Woodpigeons (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Sand (Avión Zapador / Riparia riparia) and House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallows (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica) and Reed Warbler (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus).
A few of the Woodpigeons (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus).

Alpine Swift (Vencejo Real / Apus melba).

Alpine Swift (Vencejo Real / Apus melba).

After doing a few chores back at the house I decided to spend a while out on the terrace where I saw a local rarity when a Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus) flew over along with more Iberian Magpies, a Short-toed Eagle and more Alpine Swifts.
First snow up on Sierra Nevada.


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