Friday, 2 December 2022

Fuente de Piedra, Malaga Province and Huétor Fields, Granada Province, Spain.

An early morning Spanish Lifer, 3rd in 8 days.
Ebird List for Fuente.
Ebird List for the Fields.

The Sun making getting views of the Phalarope even harder.
I met Barbara, Barbara, Derek and Jerry at the hide over looking the Laguneta where we had good but distant views of the Grey Phalarope (Falaropo Picogrueso / Phalaropus fulicarius) which was found by James Cookney a couple of days ago I think.
Grey Phalarope (Falaropo Picogrueso / Phalaropus fulicarius) before the sun came up.
Grey Phalarope (Falaropo Picogrueso / Phalaropus fulicarius) after the sun came up.
As we watched the bird we also saw
Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris), Northern Shoveler (Pato Cuchara / Anas clypeata), Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), White-headed Duck (Malvasia Cabeciblanca / Oxyura leucocephala), Shelduck (Tarro Blanco / Tadoma tadorna), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Greater Flamingo (Flamenco Común / Phoenicopterus roseus), Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus), a roost of Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus) and lots of Rabbits (Conejo / Oryctolagus cuniculus).
The sun through the fog.


We walked back to the cars and we all headed off as we all needed to be back for different appointments, on the way back I went for a walk around the eastern side of the fields from Huétor before the log man arrived later in the afternoon, on the walk I saw Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago) x2, Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo) x2, Black-winged Kite (Elanio Común / Elanus caeruleus), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla) x3, Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild) and Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis).
Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis).

Great Cormorant (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo).

Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis).

Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla).

 

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