Saturday, 1 October 2022

Punta del Santo and Charca de Suárez in the Motril area, Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

A morning down on the coast with Juan and then back on the patch later.
Ebird List for Punta del Santo.
Ebird List for Charca.
Ebird List for Huétor Fields.

White Stork (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia).
I met Juan at Punta del Santo at just before 08.30 and we spent an hour and a half doing a sea watch and picked up an Arctic Skua (Págalo Parásito / Stercorarius parasiticus), Audouin's Gulls (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), 50+ Balearic Shearwaters (Pardela Balear / Puffinus mauretanicus), Sandwich Terns (Charrán Patinegro / Sterna sandvicensis), Northern Gannets (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus), Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe) and several Common Waxbills (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild).
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).

Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).

After the sea watch we entered Charca Suarez and had a walk around the Hides finding
Ferruginous Duck (Porrón Pardo / Aythya nyroca), Water Rail (Rascón Europeo / Rallus aquaticus), Red-knobbed Coot (Focha Moruna / Fulca cristata), Western Swamp-hen (Calamon Común / Porphyrio porphyrio), Glossy Ibis (Morito Común / Plegadis falcinellus), Night Heron (Marinete Común / Nycticorax nycticorax), Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Wryneck (Torcecuello / Jynx torquilla), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica), Pied Flycatcher (Papamoscas Cerrojillo / Ficedula hypoleuca) and Bluethroat (Pechiazul / Luscinia svecica) amongst other.
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).

Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).

When the reserve closed I said goodbye to Juan and headed back towards hme but decided to have a walk around the Lucerne fields where I added 24
Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax) and 26 Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) to the list.

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