Wednesday, 14 September 2011

South West Spain with Ornitholidays 12th-25th Sept 1981

Venues visited = Zahara de los Atunes,Sierra de Ojen,Algeciras,Tarifa,Tahivilla,Barbate,Sierra de la Plata,Vejer,Cape Trafalgar,Sierra de Retin,San Lucar,Bonanza,Algaida forest,Arcos,Rio Guadelete,
Laguna de Arcos,Laguna de Bornos,Medinia Sidonia,Laguna de la Handa, Ronda.

Brief Diary= A new species on arrival at Seville Airport was Crested Lark,on route to Zahara a Short
toed eagle on a telegraph pole was a nice surprise.
On  arrival at the Cortijo de la Plata flocks of Spotless Starlings congregated in its grounds,
behind the hotel a single Egyptian Vulture and among the hirundines White rumped swift.
and my good friend CHARLES WADE a connesieur of fine wines and sherry as Jerez was close by.

CHECK LIST OF SPECIES= Balearic and Cory's Shearwater,Gannet,Little Egret,Egyptian Vulture,
Booted Eagle,Sparrowhawk,Marsh Harrier,Montagu's Harrier,Short toed Eagle ,Kestrel
Oystercatcher,Turnstone,Great Skua,LBBGull,H.Gull,BHGull,Sandwich Tern,Little Owl,
Tawny Owl,Swift,White rumped swift,Crested lark.Swallow,Red rumped swallow,House,Sand,Crag Martins,Golden Oriole,Blue Tit Wren,Blackbird,Blue Rock thrush,Stonechat,Whinchat,Nightingale,
Whitethroat,Garden,Sardinian,Dartford,Fan tailed warblers,Spotted Flycatcher,Tawny Pipit,White wagtail,Spotless Starling.Goldfinch,Linnet,Chaffinch,Corn bunting,House sparrow,GreyHeron ,Griffon Vulture,Common Buzzard,Black Kite,Red legged Partridge,Ringed Plover,Bar T Godwit,Redshank,Dunlin,Sanderling,Avocet,Audoin's Gull,Wood pigeon,Turtle Dove,
A;lpine,Pallid Swift,Kingfisher,Bee eater,Hoopoe,G.S,Wood,Jay,Crested tit,Short toed tree creeper,
Wheatear,Redstart,Robin,Cetti's warbler,Melodious warbler,Blackcap,Willow warbler,Chiffchaff,
Firecrest,Pied Flycatcher.
Yellow Wagtail,Greenfinch,Cirl Bunting,Cattle Egret,Honey Buzzard,Great Bustard,Calandra lark,
Thekla Lark,Great tit,Meadow and Tree pipit,Rock Bunting,White Stork,Lesser Kestrel,L.R.Plover,
Kentish Plover,Curlew,Whimbrel,Common Sand,Greenshank, Knot, Black winged Stilt,Common
Tern,Woodlark,Jackdaw,Tawny pipit,Woodchat Shrike,Serin,Osprey,Oystercatcher,Rock Thrush,
Black eared Wheatear,Subalpine and Spectacled Warbler,Little Grebe Flamingo.Shoveler,Hobby,Grey
Plover,Black T Godwit,Little Stint,Curlew Sandpiper,Slender billed gull,Little Gull,Black,Little,
Sandwich terns,Lesser Short toed Lark,Raven,Magpie,Azure winged Magpie,Golden Eagle, Coot,
Moorhen ,Wren,Grey Wagtail,Peregrine,Bonelli's Eagle,Little Bustard,Green Sandpiper,Black Wheatear,Goshawk,Short eared Owl,Woodlark,Nightingale,Turnstone,Wryneck,Bonelli's Warbler,
Tree Sparrow,Spanish Sparrow.

BUTTERFLIES= Swallowtail,Large White,Dappled White,Two tailed Pasha,Red Admiral,
Meadow and Wall Brown,Holly Blue.
MAMMALS= Rabbit and Hare

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