Bermejales 20th September
|Cormorant Cormoran Grande Phalacrocorax carbo (PHOTO: John Wainwright)
|Short-toed Treecreeper Agateador Comun Certhia brachydactyla (PHOTO: John Wainwright)
|Common Sandpiper Andarrios Chico Actitis hypoleucos (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
Back to the car and a piece of cake before continuing in the direction of the dam, not before watching a Common Sandpiper coming into feed directly to our front. On the next walk a family of Long-tailed Tits were about and I disturbed a lone Collared Dove that was feeding in the grasses. A Grey Wagtail was seen in this area as well as Linnets, Great Tits, Goldfinches and more Crossbills.
About 3pm we packed up and drove down the rough road to the Cacin/Turro lake. En route we saw a Booted Eagle being mobbed by a Common Kestrel, a Sardinian Warbler and our first hirundines in the shape of House Martins. At the lake we found another Common Kestrel perched on the pylons and in the fields below Magpies were feeding. On the thistles just in front of the lake we found a male Stonechat and two female Whinchats.
|Stonecat Tarabilla Comun Saxicola torquatus (PHOTO: Jenny Wainwright)
Down this track we saw countless Egyptian Grasshoppers, three Common Swallowtails, several Large Whites, Striped Graylings, Cardinals and Common Blues.
Another great report John with lots of fabulous birds recorded. Look forward to meeting up soon and perhaps joining you at the Embalse Bermejales where I have not been birding for, probably, a couple of years now.
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