Sunday 7 July 2024

Campsite, Potes, Los Lances, Track above Campsite and back at campsite, Potes, Cantabria, Spain.

More of a birding day as the weather only improved late on.
Ebird list for Los Lances.

Common Redstart (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus) male.
Over night I heard a Tawny Owl (Cárabo Común / Strix aluco) calling close by, once I woke I could hear Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Iberian Green Woodpecker (Pito Real / Picus sharpei) and Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus). 
Common Redstart (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus) male.
Common Redstart (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus) male.
I popped down into Potes and did a bit of shopping and had some breakfast, as I walked around I added Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus).
Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus).
Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla).
Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla).
Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla).
It was still quite dull so I decided to visit a spot up the road towards Fuente De, I got there and parked and almost straight away I heard what I was sure was a
Middle-spotted Woodpecker (Pico Mediano / Dendrocopos medius) but as hard as I tried I couldn't locate it, whoever a bit later I heard it again and managed to get brief views of the bird three times in trees on the far side of the river.
Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus) male.
Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus) male.
Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus) female.
Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus) immature.
Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla).
In the area I also saw 
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus), Black Kite (Milano Negro / Milvus migrans), Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata), Common Redstart (Colirroja Real / Phoenicurus phoenicurus), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula) and down by the river Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) and Dipper (Mirlo Acuático / Cinclus cinclus).
Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia).
Wood White (Leptidea sinapis).
False Ilex Hairstreak (Satyrium esculi).
I returned to the Camp site and parked up, I then went for a walk that Ed Mckrill had shown me up above the camp site, as I walked sun sun tried to break through and by the time I reached the meadows it was quite warm, on the way up I saw a very well behaved
Black Redstart, Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes) and Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli).
Chaffer Species.

Fungi Species.

Butterfly wise I saw a few
Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera) x2, Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) x6, Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) x4, Marbled (Melanargia galathea) x8, Wood (Leptidea sinapis) x1 and Small White (Pieris rapae) x5, Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina) x2, Long-tailed Blue (Lampides baeticus) x3, False Ilex Hairstreak (Satyrium esculi) x1, Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua) and Southern Heath Fritillary (Melitaea nevadensis).
Dwarf Elderberry (Sambucus ebulus).
Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum).
Over night I again heard the Tawny Owl but also had European Nightjar (Chotacabras Europeo / Caprimulgus europaeus).

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