Thursday, 26 February 2015

Day Three 18th of Feb

Before breakfast in Alquezar their was a male hen harrier over the town,plus another sighting of
wallcreeper taking us to 5 sightings to date.
Also good views of Alpine Accentors their was up to 30 wintering in Alquezar,unusual
we thought.
Linnets ,Choughs and more Rock Sparrows obliged as we viewed sunrise before breakfast our
last morning in Alquezar.

Leaving today our first stop after supplies was the Sierra de Tramaced hope that's right and here Black Wheatear showed briefly,although an Eagle Owl at some distance was a good find in its crevice be it scoped.

Then a Thekla lark overhead as we arrived at the town of Piracies where Rock Bunting was nice and a White Stork on its nest in the town.
Following the canal on route to Laguna de Sarinera  we had lunch viewing Marsh Harriers and
a calling Cettis Warbler,after lunch headed towards Los Monegros  where 25 Great Bustards showed
in the heat haze with flocks of Calandra larks.
Moving on Golden Eagle,possibly Pin tailed Sandgrouse but certainly Black bellied wizzed over us.
We crossed the Ebro river in full flood no doubt from the winter snow at Sastago.
Around 1630 hrs perhaps a little later we passed through Belchite and viewed El Planeron
briefly where Dartford warbler showed before skulking away.
Passing Fuendetodos Goyas birthplace reaching Carinera then Daroca a pond showed a kingfisher in flight we arrived Gallocanta  around 1900 hrs for a well earned  beer and dinner.

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