Saturday, 26 November 2022

Charca Suarez, Motril, Granada Province, Spain.

Moth Recording around the wetlands with Miguel Olvera and Dave Grundy.

Miguel's notebook.
After a fairly decent nights sleep on a blow up bed in the wardens office I was up and about at 07.00 as were Miguel and Dave who had slept in the backs of their vehicles.
9814 Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa).
9814 Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa).
In general the traps were quiet compared to past visits but we still recorded some nice species including 9814 Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa), 10013 Eucania joannisi, 10351 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth), 10535 Crimson Speckled (Utetheisa pulchella), 10087 Radfords Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura leucogaster), 10096 Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing), 9876 Denticucullus mabillei agg and a very large Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis).
10096 Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing).
10351 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth).
9876 Denticucullus mabillei agg.
10535 Crimson Speckled (Utetheisa pulchella).
As we checked the traps I also recorded a few birds including Marsh Harrier (Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental / Circus aeruginosus), Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus), Water Rail (Rascón Europeo / Rallus aquaticus), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros) and Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti).
10013 Eucania joannisi.
Once all the traps were checked and packed away Dave and I said Goodbye to Miguel and headed back to the house as Dave was stopping for a couple of nights.
10087 Radfords Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura leucogaster).
Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis).

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