Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A late start after a late arrival in the early hours.
Sharon, John and Caitlin, Day One.
Ebird List.

Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
We had a steady start to the day as we had not got back to the house until around 02.00 as Sharon, John and Caitlin's flight was delayed into Malaga.
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).
Anyway after we got sorted we went for a walk down on the fields to ease our selves into a bit of birding, we parked and walked around the Lucerne Fields and out along the Arroyo Vilano as far as the Railway bridge, on our way we saw 18x Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), 5x Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus), Melodious Warbler (Zarcero Común / Hippolais polyglotta), Iberian  Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major).
Sage Skipper (Muschampia proto).
False Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus tripolinus).
Long-tailed Blue (Lampides baeticus).
Along the stretch out amongst the Asparagus fields we picked up Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata), Spotted (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata) and Pied Flycatcher (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca), Whinchat (Tarabilla Nortena / Saxicola rubetra), Common Whitethroat (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis), Sand Martin (Avión Zapador / Riparia riparia), Spanish (Yellow) Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae) and Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica).
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii).
As we came along the Arroyo and back to the car we picked up Long-tailed Blue (Lampides baeticus) x2, Sage Skipper (Muschampia proto) x1, False Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus tripolinus) x1, Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) x3, Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) and Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala). 
Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus).

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