Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bird News of September

The best bird records of September in Burgos province.

- Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). 2 birds 04-09-10 river Ebro, Miranda de Ebro (Juan Carlos Torralba, Natividad Mena Ramas).

- Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis). 1 bird 05-09-10 Atapuerca lagoons (Tim Robinson).

- Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). 3 birds 04-09-10 Ebro water reservoir , 2 in Requejo 1 in Orzales (Alejandro García Herrera). again 1 bird in Requejo (C) el 15-09-10 (Francisco Javier Portillo Carpintero, Manuel Estébanez Ruiz) , 1 bird 16-09-10 (Javier Morala Muñoz). 1 bird 18-09-10 Villafría, Ebro water reservoir (José Luis Lobo Cueva).

- Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus). 1 bird 15-09-10 in Requejo (C), Ebro water reservoir (Francisco Javier Portillo Carpintero, Manuel Estébanez Ruiz). 18-09-10 in Villafría, Ebro water reservoir (José Luis Lobo Cueva).

- Ruddy Shelduck (Tadrorna ferruginea). 1 bird 04-09-10 in Requejo (C), Ebro water reservoir (Alejandro García Herrera); 15-09-10 4 birds (Francisco Javier Portillo Carpintero, Manuel Estébanez Ruiz). 4 birds 18-09-10 in Villafría, Ebro water reservoir (José Luis Lobo Cueva).

- Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus). 2 birds 06-09-10 in Torrecilla del Monte (Alfonso Antón, Fernando Román Sancho). 2 birds 26-09-10 in Zael (Alfonso Antón, Fernando Román Sancho).

- Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus). 1 bird Mecerreyes 01-09-10 (Fernando Román Sancho). 09-09-10 in Báscones del Agua (Israel Yáñez Ortega). 1 bird 15-09-10 Quintanilla del Agua (Alfonso Rodrigo García). 1 bird in Quintanilla del Agua 18-09-10 and 28-09-10 (Israel Yáñez Ortega).

- Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). 1 bird 01-09-10 in Arcos de la Llana (Tim Robinson). 1 bird 13-09-10 in San Vicente de Villamezán, Ebro water reservoir (Francisco Javier Morala Muñoz). 1 bird 18-09-10 in Lerma (Alfonso Antón).

- Little Stint (Calidris minuta). 1 bird 07-09-10 in Suzana gravel pits(David Martínez Andrade).

- Ruff (Philomachus pugnax). 1 bird Atapuerca lagoons 18-09-10 (Alfonso Rodrigo García, Cristina García Guerra).

- Black-tailes Godwit (Limosa limosa). 18 birds 16-09-10 in Requejo (C), Ebro water reservoir (Javier Morala Muñoz). 20 birds 18-09-10 in Villafría, Ebro water reservoir (José Luis Lobo Cueva).

- Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola). 1 bird 18-09-10 Atapuerca lagoons (Alfonso Rodrigo García, Cristina García Guerra). 1 bird 18-09-10 in Villafría, Ebro water reservoir (José Luis Lobo Cueva). 1 bird 21-09-10 Úzquiza water reservoir (Alfonso Rodrigo García).

- Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia). 1 bird 05-09-10 in Villafría (C), Ebro water reservoir (José Javier Pérez Álvarez). First for Burgos.

- Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). 1 bird 05-09-10 Atapuerca lagoons (Tim Robinson). 2 birds 22-09-10 Bayas lagoon, Miranda de Ebro (David Martínez Andrade). Again, same site, 1 bird 23-09-10 and 2 birds 25-09-10 (David Martínez Andrade).

- Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia). 1 bird 04-09-10 Burgos city, bird dead collided with Human Evolution Museum windows (Enrique Álvarez Gomez).

- Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus). 1 bird 08-09-10 in Pinedillo (Fernando Román Sancho).

More in the yearbook of Burgos

Friday, September 17, 2010

The 3rd trip in Bricia

A new bidwatching trip, round the area of Bricia region and water reservoir of river Ebro with a 54 species recorded in only four hours in the morning.
We saw the ouk forest the pastures and farmland areas and a little area of the water reservoir near of the San Vicente de Villamezan village.
We saw the follow list of birds
Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mallard,GriffonVulture, Common Buzzard, Osprey, Common Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Common Snipe, CommonSandpiper, Greenshank, Black-headedGull, Yellow-Legged Gull, Wood Pigeon,Great Spotted Woodpecker, Crag Martin,House Martin, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, WhiteWagtail, Hedge Accentor, Black Redstart,Whinchat, Common Stonechat, Wheatear,Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Common Whitethroat, GardenWarbler, Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher, Blue Tit, Great Tit,European Nuthatch, , Red-backed Shrike, Jay, Magpie,Red-billed Chough, Carrion Crow, Spotles Starling,House Sparrow, Rock Sparrow,Chaffinch, Serin, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, CirlBunting,Rock Bunting.Thanks to Victoria and Boaz for their interst in the Burgos Birds.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

2nd Bird Census in VN4040

The last season of the census of breeding common birds, (European Bird Census ), in square VN4040, 63 species of birds in 2010 (two tours). A total of 96 species in twelve years.
Four new birds for this square,
Common Quail, Common Pochard, Marsh Tit and Great Cormorant.
Links: SACRE (Spain)
EBCC (Europe)
The list of species of the last one tour.
Great Cormorant, Eurasian Griffon, Egyptian Vulture, Black Kite, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Wood-pigeon, Turtle Dove, Common Quail, Common Pochard, Common Coot, Common Cuckoo, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Golden Oriol, Common Swift, Eurasian Jay, Red-billed Chough, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Raven, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Marsh Tit, Eurasian Crag-martin, Eurasian Skylark, Cetti's Warbler , Melodious Warbler, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Winter Wren, Spotless Starling, Eurasian Blackbird , Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, European Robin , Black Redstart, Common Stonechat, House Sparrow, Tree Pipit, Chaffinch, European Serin, European Greenfinch, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New trip in region of Bricia

Again in the region of Bricia and again searching Lesser Kestrels and again without find any.
Even so a good day of birdwatching with 44 species, and a good number of birds, we saw flocks of House Martins and smaller flocks of Barn Swallows and Common Swift, all of them in active migration towards Africa.
In the water reservoir of the river Ebro, at the beginning of the migration, little numbers of birds.
But, some interesting records, Purple Heron a juvenile bird, Ruddy Shelduck and the first little flocks of Black-necked Grebe
Ruddy Shelduck
Great Crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
Little Egret
Great Cormorant
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Griffon Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Common Buzzard
Common Kestrel
Common Coot
Northern Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Black-headed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Common Woodpigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Common Swift
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
White Wagtail
Common Stonechat
Mistle Thrush
Pied Flycatcher
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Carrion Crow
Spotless Starling
House Sparrow
Rock Sparrow
Common Chaffinch
European Serin
Cirl Bunting

Ruddy Shelduck

Purple Heron

Thanks to Michael, Matthew and James for their interest in the Burgos birds