Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Autumn Trip

A trip surrounding the water reservoir of river Ebro a total of 47 different species, emphasizing Red-crested Pochard, Black necked Grebe, Great Egret or Green Sandpiper.
List of birds observed

1. Gadwall Anas strepera
2. Common Teal Anas crecca
The first wintering birds of the season

3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
4. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
5. Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Only four birds, the number throughout the winter is possibly increased.

6. Common Pochard Aythya farina
7. Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa***
8. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
9. Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
A peculiar flock of 7 birds.

10. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
11. Great White Egret Casmerodius albus
Bird with more and more habitual records.

12. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

13. Red Kite Milvus migrans***
The first birds of the season.
14. Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
15. Eurasian Sparrowhawk***
16. Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
One of the most abundant birds due to the arrival of European birds.

17. Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
A adult bird at the top of crags, in front of the Molino del Canto Inn.

18. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
19. Common Coot Fulica atra
20. Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
21. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Four birds feeding.

22. Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
23. Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
24. Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
25. Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
26. Sky Lark Alauda arvensis
27. Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
28. White Watail Motacilla alba
29. Dunnock Prunella modularis
30. Common Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
31. Blackbird Turdus merula32. Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
33. Cetti´s Warbler Cettia cetti34. Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
35. Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus36. Blue Tit Parus caeruleus37. Great Tit Parus major
38. Soutthern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
39. Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
40. Magpie Pica pica41. Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula***
42. Carrion Crow Corvus corone
43. Common Raven Corvus corax
44. Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
45. Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor
46. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
47. Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia***
A great flock

48. Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
49. Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
50. Siskin Carduelis spinus
The first Siskins of the winter, small groups in the banks of the rivers

51. Linnet Carduelis cannabina
52. Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus

***Seen the previous day in the rubbish dump of Villarcayo.

A spider ( Eresus niger)found at the end of the day
Thanks to Ginny and Pete for their interest in the birds of Burgos