Monday, 10 October 2022

Huétor Fields and Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province, Spain.

A day staying local.
Sharon, John and Caitlin, Day Seven.
Ebird List for Huétor Fields.
Ebird List for Realenga.
Ebird List for Huétor Fields.

Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax), Stone Curlews (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus) and Feral Pigeon (Paloma Bravía / Columba livia).
We had a run down town to do some shopping but before we did we checked the fields just above the town near the petrol stations, high lights included Stone Curlew's (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus), Northern Lapwing (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe) and Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica).
We also saw Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) x2, Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) x1, Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua) x2 and Small White (Pieris rapae) x3.
We returned to the house and spent the afternoon birding from the terrace and we did rather well seeing a passing immature Iberian Imperial Eagle (Aguila Imperial Ibérica / Aguila adalberti) as well as 2x Short-toed (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), 1x Golden (Águila Real / Aquila chrysaetos) and 1x Bonelli's (Aguila-azor Perdicera / Hieraaetus faciatus), 1x Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus), 4x Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), 100+ Alpine Swifts (Vencejo Real / Apus melba) and Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki). 
Stone Curlew (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus).
Later in the Afternoon we went for a along the fields and along the Arroyo Vilano where we added Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua), Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata), Pied (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca) and Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata), Whinchat (Tarabilla Nortena / Saxicola rubetra) and Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe) to the day list.

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