A good walk around the Fields.
Ebird List, 48 species.
|Irrigation waters in the Arroyo.|
The only water flowing is from the outlets of the irrigation channels at a couple of points which is better than nothing, as I walked I started the list with a very nice Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Spanish Sparrow (Gorrión Moruno / Passer hispaniolensis), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) and the first of the many Common Chiffchaffs (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) which seemed to have arrived in big numbers along the Arroyo.
|Brambling (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla).|
I turned around and near the car checked the first of the outlets where the whole area was buzzing with Common Chiffchaffs along with 2x Common Snipe (Agachadiza Común / Gallinago gallinago) and the single Jack Snipe (Agachadiza Chica / Lymnocriptes minimus) which I had seen a few days ago, the first Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius) on the patch for 2023, 1 of 3 Green Sandpipers (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus) and Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea).
I continued on along the upper track around the Lucerne Fields, on the way I saw 39x Northern Lapwings (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), 18x Golden Plover (Chorlito Dorado Europeo / Pluvialis apricaia), 10x Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax), Skylark (Alondra Común / Alauda arvensis), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Iberian Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) and Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) which were feeding as a largish flock on the fields.
|Little Owls (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua).|
I walked the Asparagus fields, turned right and then right again at the Arroyo and back to the car, on the way I saw Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Dartford Warbler (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata), Tree Sparrow (Gorrión Molinero / Passer montanus), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros) and just as I was leaving I saw a single female type Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua).
I dropped down to the town and went and did some shopping, on my way back I stopped and counted the Stone Curlews (Alcaraván Común / Burhinus oedicnemus) finding 86 of them roosting there.
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