Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Real Birder

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    DAILY REVIEW - not all common species seen are included in the daily review

    Day 1/2

           Species                     Status       
           Cormorant                          Common at suitable locations
           Night Heron                       1 male in vegetation on bank of Rio Ebro at Escatron
           Grey Heron                        Common at suitable locations
           White Stork                       Birds encountered at all suitable habitats
           Mallard                              Most common duck of the region
           Black Kite                          Probably the commonest raptor of the region
           Red Kite                            Good numbers encountered most days
           Griffon Vulture                  Birds seen every day of the trip
           Hen Harrier                       1 male between Sastrago and Bujaralloz
           Buzzard                             Common raptor of the region
           Spanish Imperial Eagle       1 adult between Belchite and Escatron
           Common Kestrel                  A pair of birds at Sastrago
           Merlin                               Single bird at Belchite
           Black-tailed Godwit            Few birds by roadside pools returning to Zaragoza
           Stock Dove                        Small flock seen drinking from river
           Woodpigeon                       Common at all suitable locations
           Kingfisher                          Single bird on Rio Ebro at Escatron
           Hoopoe                              Only bird encountered 1st week
           Dupont’s Lark                     3 birds singing in flight at recognised Belchite site
           Calandra Lark                    Several birds feeding behind tractor Belchite
           Lesser short-toed Lark       A number of birds at Belchite site
           Thekla Lark                       Common Lark for the area
           Crag Martin                       Few birds at river “cliffs” on Rio Ebro at Sastrago
           Swallow                             Sporadic sightings during 1st week
           House Martin                     Surprising early birds
           Meadow Pipit                     Obvious migration of birds through the region
           White Wagtail                   Very common with birds encountered most days
           Black Redstart                   Birds seen on roof-tops Zaragoza
           Black Wheatear                  Bird seen from cliff over Rio Ebro at Sastrago
           Blue Rock Thrush                Pair seen at Sastrago
           Blackcap                            A pair seen from river bridge Rio Ebro at Escatron
           S. Grey Shrike                   1 bird encountered Bujaralloz
           Magpie                              Common at all suitable Locations
           Chough                               4 birds on pylons near lay-by near Mediana
           Jackdaw                            Common throughout the region
           Carrion Crow                     Most common corvid of the region
           Raven                                Common at all suitable locations
           Spotless Starling               Common all over the region
           House Sparrow                  Common all over the region
           Greenfinch                         Birds seen from river bridge Rio Ebro at Escatron
           Goldfinch                           As with Greenfinch
           Serin                                 2 males seen from river bridge Rio Ebro at Escatron
           Linnet                                Small flock seen from Belchite car-park
           Cirl Bunting                        A singing male from river bridge Rio Ebro at Escatron
           Corn Bunting                      Common at all suitable locations

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    Day 3

           Species                     Status
               Cormorant                          2 birds feeding on reservoir
               Cattle Egret                       Small numbers encountered at Loporzano
               Grey Heron                        1 bird at Reservoir
               White Stork                       Many birds seen en-route to Huesca
               Mallard                              A pair of birds flying over reservoir
               Black Kite                           Birds seen en-route to Huesca
               Lammergeier                        1 bird flying west over Vadiello reservoir
               Egyptian Vulture                  4 to 5 pairs flying above Vadiello
               Griffon Vulture                   70> birds both flying and roosting Vadiello
               Common Buzzard                  Birds both en-route and at Loporzano
               Golden Eagle                        1 immature bird Loporzano
               Common Kestrel                    Birds encountered at all suitable locations
               Moorhen                              Seen en-route to Huesca
               Coot                                    As Moorhen
               Rock Dove                           Small flock above Vadiello dam 
               Crag Martin                        Good numbers at Vadiello
               White Wagtail                    Birds common at all suitable locations
               Wren                                  Birds feeding young at Vadiello
               Black Redstart                    Common bird for the region
               Blackcap                             2 females, 1 male in bushes Vadiello
               Chiffchaff                          Several birds observed singing
               Long-tailed Tit                    A pair seen between Vadiello and Loporzano
               Blue Tit                              Birds seen around dam Vadiello
               Raven                                 Not uncommon at suitable sites
               Spotless Starling                 Very common throughout region
               House Sparrow                    Common everywhere
               Serin                                  2 males between Vadiello and Loporzano
               Cirl Bunting                        Single male between Vadiello and Loporzano
               Corn Bunting                       Very common throughout region

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    Day 4

           Species                      Status
               
               Grey Heron                          Common at all suitable sites
               White Stork                        Several birds seen between sites.
               Black Kite                            Several birds seen around the Monasterio
               Red Kite                              2 birds at the Hecho Valley
               Griffon Vulture                    Possibly 100> birds at Riglos, 50> Binies Gorge
               Egyptian Vulture                  Several birds at Riglos
               Short-toed Eagle                  1 bird between Riglos and Hecho valley
               Common Buzzard                  The commonest raptor of the region
               Common Kestrel                    Birds common at all suitable locations
               Merlin                                 1 Female observed near Hecho
               Rock Dove                           Several birds at Riglos
               Great Spotted Woodpecker  2/3 birds at the Monasterio
               Crag Martin                         Birds encountered at all the above sites
               Grey Wagtail                       First of only 2 sightings for trip, bird seen in the Hecho Valley
               White Wagtail                     Common at all suitable locations
               Black Redstart                    Several birds seen in Riglos village
               Stonechat                           2 males seen on approach road to Riglos
               Blue Rock Thrush                A male singing in the quarry at Riglos
               Blackbird                           Common at suitable locations
               Mistle Thrush                     A pair seen at Riglos
               Blackcap                             2 birds seen at the Monasterio, last birds for the trip
               Chiffchaff                          A bird seen calling in the trees adjacent to the Monasterio
               Firecrest                            Birds observed in the conifers at Riglos and the Monasterio
               Coal Tit                              A singleton observed singing in the conifers at the Monasterio
               Blue Tit                              The commonest Tit of the Region
               Great Tit                            The second most common Tit
               Long-tailed                          Tit Small flocks at the Monasterio
               Nuthatch                             2 birds at the Monasterio
               Spotless Starling                 Very common bird of the region
               House Sparrow                    Very common everywhere
               Chaffinch                            Odd birds at suitable locations
               Serin                                  Small flock at Riglos Car-park
               Cirl Bunting                         Male observed singing at Riglos Car-park
               Corn Bunting                        Very common throughout region

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    Day 5

           Species                      Status
               Little Grebe                         Several birds were evident at the Sarinena lagoon
               Great Crested Grebe            20> birds at the Sarinena lagoon
               Black-necked Grebe              1 bird Sarinena Lagoon
               Cattle Egret                         Several birds near education centre Sarinena lagoon
               Grey Heron                          2 birds Sarinena lagoon
               White Stork                         Several birds seen between sites
               Widgeon                               Small numbers Sarinena lagoon
               Gadwall                                Approximately 4 pairs Sarinena lagoon
               Teal                                     Probably a dozen or so birds Sarinena lagoon
               Mallard                                The commonest duck on the lagoon
               Garganey                              1 male Sarinena lagoon
               Shoveler                               30> birds Sarinena lagoon
               Black Kite                             Many birds seen both at Vadiello and between sites
               Red Kite                               Several birds seen between sites
               Griffon Vulture                     50> birds at Vadiello
               Marsh Harrier                       1 female flew across Sarinena lagoon
               Hen Harrier                           1 male over fields between Sarinena and Piraces
               Common Buzzard                    The commonest raptor of the region
               Bonelli’s Eagle                        Single bird at Vadiello
               Common Kestrel                      Birds common at all suitable locations
               Red-legged Partridge              Several birds seen whilst travelling between sites
               Black-winged Stilt                  1 pair seen, 1st of many that breed at the lagoon
               Lapwing                                 Small number at Sarinena lagoon
               Green Sandpiper                    1 bird encountered Sarinena lagoon
               Black-headed Gull                   Many hundreds using lagoons for roosting and preening
               Yellow-legged Gull                  Several birds seen with Black-headed Gulls
               Crested Lark                          Several birds at Sarinena
               Crag Martin                           Small colony nesting at the Vadiello Dam
               Swallow                                 Obvious migration with many hundreds over Sarinena lagoon
               Sand Martin                           Birds observed with the Swallows
               Meadow Pipit                          Small flock feeding at Sarinena
               Yellow Wagtail (Iberiae)         Single bird at Sarinena
               White Wagtail                        Common at all suitable locations
               Black Redstart                        Birds common at suitable locations
               Stonechat                               Several birds encountered between sites
               Black Wheatear                       1 bird observed between Sarinena and Piraces
               Blue Rock Thrush                    Singing male Vadiello Dam
               Song Thrush                            The only bird of the trip encountered Sarinena lagoon
               Fan-tailed Warbler                  First bird of the trip, display flying, Sarinena lagoon
               Chiffchaff                              Several birds at Sarinena lagoon
               Wallcreeper                            Bird seen on tunnel face Vadiello dam
               Tree Sparrow                          Small colony Sarinena lagoon
               Rock Sparrow                         A pair in the rocks behind Piraces village
               Serin                                      20> birds in the bushes Sarinena lagoon
               Goldfinch                                30> birds with Serin
               Reed Bunting                           Many birds engaged in unusual display flight Sarinena lagoon
               Corn Bunting                           Common at suitable locations

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    Day 6

           Species                      Status
               Cormorant                            Birds on the estuary at San Vicente
               Little Egret                          20> birds loafing on sand bar San Vicente estuary
               Grey Heron                          Common at all suitable sites
               White Stork                        Birds encountered en route to Potes.
               Black Kite                            Many birds seen en route.
               Red Kite                              Several birds seen en route.
               Egyptian Vulture                  Several birds around San Vicente hills.
               Griffon Vulture                    Several birds off motorway between Huesca and Zaragoza
               Common Buzzard                   Several seen en route.
               Common Kestrel                    Birds common at suitable locations.
               Ringed Plover                       Small number seen in mixed flock of waders San Vicente estuary.
               Kentish Plover                       12 in same mixed flock as above
               Dunlin                                  10 birds with Ringed and Kentish Plovers
               Common Sandpiper                4 birds San Vicente estuary
               Black-headed Gull                 Birds present at San Vicente estuary
               Yellow-legged Gull                Small number present San Vicente estuary
               Sandwich Tern                     A singleton flying across San Vicente estuary
               Swallow                               Active migration with birds heading north.
               White Wagtail                      Common at all suitable locations
               Robin                                   4 birds Fuente de car-park
               Black Redstart                      Birds feeding young in nest at the hotel (Parador)
               Spotless Starling                  Very common bird of the region
               Chaffinch                             2 birds present on car-park at rear of the hotel
               Rock Bunting                        At least 6 pairs around hotel and cable car area
               Corn Bunting                        Several birds in suitable locations

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    Day 7

           Species                      Status
              
               Griffon Vulture                    Several birds seen from the top of Fuente De.
               Common Buzzard                  Singleton seen Pido
               Booted Eagle                        Single bird (dark form) Pido
               Hobby                                 Male seen Pido
               Crag Martin                         10> birds hawking around Parador
               Grey Wagtail                       2 birds on stream adjacent to Parador
               Firecrest                             Several birds in pines base of cable car
               Coal Tit                               Birds in car-park rear of Parador
               Blue Tit                               Birds in pines base of cable car
               Great Tit                             Several birds in bushes Pido
               Magpie                                Several pairs around the hotel
               Alpine Chough                       8> birds around cable car top of Fuente De
               Chough                                 Birds seen in fields at base of cable car
               Snow Finch                           1 Male seen flying across massif
               Alpine Accentor                    2 very obliging birds feeding between our feet, top of Fuente De
               Chaffinch                             12> birds in fields Pido
               Yellowhammer                       Flock feeding on silage heap Pido
               Rock Bunting                        At least 6 pairs around hotel and cable car area

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    Day 8

           Species                     Status
               Great-crested Grebe           Several birds present on Riano reservoir
               Cormorant                           6> birds Riano reservoir
               Black Kite                           Several birds encountered between sites
               Griffon Vulture                   50> at San Glorio mirador
               Short-toed Eagle                 A pair of birds display flying
               Sparrowhawk                       1 bird mobbing Short-toed Eagle
               Common Buzzard                  Birds common throughout region
               Common Kestrel                    Birds common at suitable locations
               Yellow-legged Gull                Small raft of birds Riano reservoir
               Crag Martin                         Small number San Glorio mirador
               Grey Wagtail                        Few birds by stream at Riano
               Dipper                                 Single bird at Riano
               Dunnock                               Only bird of the trip seen in bushes Riano reservoir
               Robin                                   Birds seen with Dunnock 
               Black Redstart                      Common at all suitable locations
               Stonechat                             Odd birds seen most suitable locations
               Blue Tit                                Sporadic sightings during day
               Great Tit                              Commonplace at suitable locations
               Jay                                      2 birds at Parador
               Chough                                  Common around San Glorio
               Raven                                   Common at suitable locations
               Chaffinch                             Several birds feeding around Parador
               Serin                                    Several birds seen during the day
               Bullfinch                               1 male and 2 females San Glorio
               Rock Bunting                         At least 6 pairs around hotel and cable car area

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    Day 9

             Species             Status
               Little Grebe                          Several birds at Villafafila lagoons
               Great-crested Grebe             20> birds at lagoons
               Cormorant                             Small number at lagoons and visitor centre pools
               Cattle Egret                          Several small flocks seen en-route to Benavente
               Little Egret                           50> birds loafing at Villafafila lagoons
               White Stork                          Many birds seen feeding in fields en-route to Benavente
               White-fronted goose              3 birds near visitor centre Villafafila
               Greylag Goose                       40> birds Visitor centre Villafafila
               Bar-headed Goose                  3 birds at visitor centre 1 feral, 2 wild
               Ruddy Shelduck                     2 birds at visitor centre Villafafila
               Shelduck                               4 birds at visitor centre Villafafila
               Widgeon                                Small number at Villafafila lagoons
               Gadwall                                 4 pairs at visitor centre Villafafila
               Teal                                      Birds present Villafafila lagoons
               Pintail                                   10> pairs Villafafila lagoons
               Shoveler                               Good numbers of birds on the lagoons at Villafafila
               Pochard                                Small number at visitor centre Villafafila
               Tufted Duck                         Small number at visitor centre Villafafila
               Black Kite                             Birds encountered en-route
               Red Kite                                Few birds encountered en-route
               Marsh Harrier                       A pair seen at Villafafila lagoons
               Montagu’s Harrier                  2 males seen en-route near Benavente
               Sparrowhawk                         Single bird seen en-route
               Common Buzzard                    Common throughout the area
               Imperial Eagle (Sp)                A mature bird seen en-route
               Great Bustard                        Flocks up to 50> seen on plains around Villafafila
               Avocet                                   100> birds Villafafila lagoons 
               Lapwing                                 20> at Villafafila lagoons
               Ringed Plover                         Bird at Villafafila lagoons
               Ruff                                      Small number present Villafafila lagoons
               Black-tailed Godwit                Several birds at Villafafila
               Curlew                                   Fair numbers present Villafafila lagoons
               Common Redshank                   Single bird at Villafafila
               Collared Dove                        Very common throughout the region
               Little Owl                              2 birds on rocks near Villafafila
               Crested Lark                          Birds common at suitable locations
               Skylark                                 Several on plains around Villafafila
               White Wagtail                       Common at suitable locations
               Stonechat                              Odd birds seen en-route
               Northern Wheatear                1st bird of the trip Villafafila
               Great Grey Shrike                 Several birds throughout the day
               Jay                                       Single bird at Fuente De
               Fan-tailed Warbler                Several birds display flying on plains around Villafafila
               Rock Bunting                          Birds seen en-route
               Corn Bunting                          Birds seen en-route

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    Day 10

           Species                       Status
               Cormorant                             Several on river at Penafalcon
               Cattle Egret                          Flock of c15 seen en-route
               Black Stork                           3 birds encountered flying around the massif Penafalcon
               White Stork                          Many birds seen en-route to Trujillo.
               Black Kite                              Many birds encountered in Monfrague
               Red Kite                                Smaller numbers than Black Kite but still good numbers
               Egyptian Vulture                    Several pairs seen around Penafalcon
               Griffon Vulture                      100> birds seen throughout Monfrague
               Black Vulture                         2 birds flying around the massif Penafalcon
               Short-toed Eagle                    Single bird Monfrague
               Bonelli’s Eagle                        2 birds on the road to Embalse de Torrejon
               Common Kestrel                      Very common at all suitable locations
               Peregrine                               First sighting of the trip at Penafalcon massif
               Crested Lark                          Several birds at Embalse de Torrejon
               Crag Martin                           Large colony Penafalcon massif
               Swallow                                  Fair numbers around the massif at Penafalcon
               Red-rumped Swallow               Several birds flying with Eurasian Swallows
               House Martin                         Several with Swallows
               Blue-rock Thrush                    A single male singing Penafalcon
               Woodchat Shrike                    First bird of the trip seen from road en-route to Villareal
               Azure-winged Magpie             Several birds seen en-route to Trujillo
               Serin                                     Relatively common in Monfrague 
               Linnet                                    Several birds at Penafalcon
               Rock Bunting                          Single male Penafalcon
               Corn Bunting                           Common around Trujillo

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    Day 11

           Species                       Status
               Cattle Egret                          Several birds seen en-route
               Grey Heron                           Common at all suitable locations
               Honey Buzzard                      A single bird flying over the Santa Marta De Magasca
               Black Kite                             Many birds encountered between sites
               Red Kite                                Several birds seen around kill Santa Marta De Magasca
               Griffon Vulture                      5 birds around kill with several circling Santa Marta De Magasca
               Black Vulture                         4 birds at same kill as Griffon Vultures
               Booted Eagle                          Single bird on road to Monroy
               Marsh Harrier                       Single female encountered on road to Monroy
               Montagu’s Harrier                  Several birds of both sexes using Santa Marta De Magasca roost
               Common Buzzard                    Almost every pylon had a roosting bird
               Golden Eagle                          2nd bird of the trip road to Monroy
               Lesser Kestrel                        A few birds hawking around town square Trujillo
               Common Kestrel                      Common at all suitable locations
               Red-legged Partridge              Several birds seen en-route
               Little Bustard                        20c birds seen from farm track Santa Marta De Magasca
               Great Bustard                        c8 birds in fields adjacent to Santa Marta De Magasca
               Black-winged Stilt                 A pair using Santa Marta De Magasca pool as roost
               Stone Curlew                         3 birds in fields adjacent to Santa Marta De Magasca
               Lapwing                                 20> birds in fields adjacent to Santa Marta De Magasca
               Pin-tailed Sandgrouse             c20 birds in fields adjacent to Santa Marta De Magasca
               Black-bellied Sandgrouse        c30 birds in fly past
               Great Spotted Cuckoo            3 birds on fence Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Cuckoo                                  Singleton in Cork Oaks Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Pallid Swift                           Small colony in town square Trujillo
               Alpine Swift                          Several birds around river bridge Rio Almonte
               Hoopoe                                  Single bird from Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Calandra Lark                        5> birds Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Thekla Lark                           Common in the area
               Woodlark                              Several birds encountered in Cork Oaks Santa Marta De Magasca            
               Crag Martin                           Colony nesting under river bridge Rio Almonte
               Swallow                                 Birds collecting mud on the banks of Rio Almonte
               House Martin                         Collecting mud with the Swallows
               Northern Wheatear                Single bird seen from road to Monroy
               Mistle Thrush                         2 Birds La Encinilla
               Great Grey Shrike                  A bird in Cork Oaks Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Azure-winged Magpie              Many birds in Cork Oaks & Olive groves

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    Day 12

           Species                         Status
               Little Grebe                            Several birds were present on the Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir
               Great Crested Grebe               Good numbers over-wintering Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir
               Cattle Egret                            Many birds seen en-route to sites
               Little Egret                             Small flocks encountered en-route to sites
               Grey Heron                             Common at suitable locations
               Black Stork                             2 birds Monfrague
               White Stork                            Birds abundant both in fields and nest sites
               Gadwall                                   Few at Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir
               Shoveler                                  Possibly the most abundant duck Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir            
               Pochard                                   Small number present Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir
               Tufted Duck                            Birds present Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir
               Black Kite                                Large numbers using Santa Marta De Magasca as roost site
               Red Kite                                  Good numbers using Santa Marta De Magasca as roost site
               Griffon Vulture                        Birds seen around Santa Marta De Magasca
               Marsh Harrier                         1 bird using Santa Marta De Magasca roost
               Montagu’s Harrier                    Large concentration of birds using Santa Marta de Magasca roost
               Common Buzzard                      Many birds using Santa Marta De Magasca roost site
               Lesser Kestrel                          20> birds hawking around Trujillo town square
               Common Kestrel                        Birds common all locations
               Peregrine                                 Single bird Monfrague
               Red-legged Partridge                Small numbers encountered especially Santa Marta De Magasca
               Little Bustard                          Flocks 12> seen from the road to Santa Marta De Magasca
               Great Bustard                          5 birds seen from Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Black-winged Stilt                    A pair using the pond at Santa Marta De Magasca track as roost site
               Lapwing                                   20> birds in fields adjacent to Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Black-headed Gull                     500> birds present Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir
               Black-bellied Sandgrouse          2 birds flew passed Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Little Owl                                Two pairs of birds on rocks on Zorita road
               Eagle Owl                                 Adult at recognised site in Monfrague
               Hoopoe                                     2 birds in Cork Oaks Santa Marta De Magasca
               Calandra Lark                           Several birds on Santa Marta De Magasca track 
               Crested Lark                             Good Numbers encountered in the plains 
               Red-rumped Swallow                  Birds seen on wires in Trujillo
               Tawny Pipit                               2 birds at Madrigalejo
               Meadow Pipit                            Obvious fall with many birds encountered
               Blue Rock Thrush                       Several birds in Monfrague
               Cetti’s Warbler                         1 in Madrigalejo after previously hearing several
               Mistle Thrush                            3rd sighting during trip
               Fan-tailed Warbler                   Several birds encountered during the day
               Sardinian Warbler                    Although several birds heard, first bird actually seen
               Willow Warbler                        Several birds in scrub at Embalse de Sierra Brava Reservoir
               Great Grey Shrike                     Singleton in Cork Oaks at Santa Marta De Magasca
               Woodchat Shrike                       1 at Santa Marta De Magasca
               Azure-winged Magpie                 Good numbers in the Cork Oaks Santa Marta De Magasca
               Spanish Sparrow                        30> birds on the road to Santa Marta De Magasca
               Red Avadavat                            4> birds at Madrigalejo only sighting of trip
               Serin                                         Fair numbers in Cork Oaks Santa Marta De Magasca
               Rock Bunting                              Pair in Monfrague
               Corn Bunting                              Several seen en-route

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    Day 13

           Species                          Status
               Great Crested Grebe                 Several birds present Valdesalor Reservoir
               Cattle Egret                              Small flocks seen en-route to sites
               Little Egret                               Birds present Valdesalor Reservoir
               White Stork                              Very common throughout the region
               Mallard                                     Good numbers on the lake near Montijo
               Red-crested Pochard                  11 birds seen landing on lake near Montijo
               Black-shouldered Kite                 3 adult birds seen in same tree Le Roca De la Sierra to Montijo road
               Black Kite                                  Numerous sightings throughout the day
               Red Kite                                    Same status as Black Kite with 50% reduction in numbers
               Black Vulture                             4 birds on Aliseda road
               Montagu’s Harrier                      Several birds of both sexes Santa Marta De Magasca roost
               Common Buzzard                         Birds seen during the day especially at Santa Marta De Magasca 
               Lesser Kestrel                            Noticeable increase, especially in Trujillo 50>birds
               Common Kestrel                          Birds common at all suitable sites
               Red-legged Partridge                  A few birds seen at suitable locations
               Little Bustard                            15> birds at Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Great Bustard                            3 birds Santa Marta De Magasca track plus several flying in area
               Black-winged Stilt                      3 birds Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Stone Curlew                              Single bird Santa Marta De Magasca
               Lapwing                                      20> birds seen on adjacent land Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Green Sandpiper                         Singleton on river near Trujillo
               Black-bellied Sandgrouse             Small flock feeding on adjacent land Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Pallid Swift                                Small colony on buildings Trujillo
               Hoopoe                                       2 birds in Cork Oaks at Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Greater-spotted Woodpecker      2 birds in olive grove Aliseda road
               Calandra Lark                             4 birds present Santa Marta De Magasca track 
               Crested Lark                               Fair numbers Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Woodlark                                    Good numbers in Cork Oaks Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Swallow                                      Obvious migration with several hundred passing through
               Meadow Pipit                               20> birds Santa Marta De Magasca track
               Stonechat                                    Small numbers at suitable locations
               Mistle Thrush                              Occasional birds en-route
               Cetti’s Warbler                           Single bird at lake near Montijo
               Willow Warbler                          Several birds seen en-route
               Fan-tailed Warbler                      A bird display flying on land adjacent to lake near Montijo 
               Nuthatch                                     Single bird on Aliseda road
               Great Grey Shrike                       Occasional birds seen en-route
               Jay                                             Birds seen on Aliseda road
               Corn Bunting                                Common in appropriate locations
               Woodchat Shrike                         2 birds in Cork Oaks at Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Azure-winged Magpie                   Many birds in Cork Oaks at Santa Marta De Magasca road
               Spanish Sparrow                         Colonies in the Storks’ nests around Trujillo
               Linnet                                         Several birds at suitable sites

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    OVERALL SUMMARY OF BIRDS SEEN

    Name

    Species

       

    Little Grebe

    Tachybaptus ruficollis

    Great Crested Grebe

    Podiceps cristatus

    Black-necked Grebe

    Podiceps nigricollis

    Cormorant

    Phalacrocorax carbo

    Little Egret

    Egretta garzetta

    Grey Heron

    Ardea cinerea

    Cattle Egret

    Bubulcus ibis

    Night-heron

    Nycticorax nycticorax

    Black Stork

    Ciconia nigra

    White Stork

    Ciconia ciconia

    White-fronted Goose

    Anser albifrons

    Greylag Goose

    Anser anser

    Bar-headed Goose

    Anser indicus

    Ruddy Shelduck

    Tadorna ferruginea

    Shelduck

    Tadorna tadorna

    Wigeon

    Anas penelope

    Gadwall

    Anas strepera

    Teal

    Anas crecca

    Mallard

    Anas platyrhynchos

    Northern Pintail

    Anas acuta

    Garganey

    Anas querquedula

    Shoveler

    Anas clypeata

    Red-crested Pochard

    Netta rufina

    Common Pochard

    Aythya ferina

    Tufted Duck

    Aythya fuligula

    Honey-buzzard

    Pernis apivorus

    Black-shouldered Kite

    Elanus caeruleus

    Red Kite

    Milvus milvus

    Black Kite

    Milvus migrans

    Lammergeier

    Gypaetus barbatus

    Egyptian Vulture

    Neophron percnopterus

    Eurasian Griffon-vulture

    Gyps fulvus

    Black Vulture

    Aegypius monachus

    Short-toed Eagle

    Circaetus gallicus

    Marsh Harrier

    Circus aeruginosus

    Hen Harrier

    Circus cyaneus

    Montagu's Harrier

    Circus pygargus

    Sparrowhawk

    Accipiter nisus

    Common Buzzard

    Buteo buteo

    Spanish Imperial Eagle

    Aquila adalberti

    Golden Eagle

    Aquila chrysaetos

    Bonelli's Eagle

    Hieraaetus fasciatus

    Booted Eagle

    Hieraaetus pennatus

    Lesser Kestrel

    Falco naumanni

    Common Kestrel

    Falco tinnunculus

    Merlin

    Falco columbarius

    Hobby

    Falco subbuteo

    Peregrine Falcon

    Falco peregrinus

    Red-legged Partridge

    Alectoris rufa

    Moorhen

    Gallinula chloropus

    Coot

    Fulica atra

    Little Bustard

    Tetrax tetrax

    Great Bustard

    Otis tarda

    Black-winged Stilt

    Himantopus himantopus

    Pied Avocet

    Recurvirostra avosetta

    Stone-curlew

    Burhinus oedicnemus

    Ringed Plover

    Charadrius hiaticula

    Kentish Plover

    Charadrius alexandrinus

    Northern Lapwing

    Vanellus vanellus

    Black-tailed Godwit

    Limosa limosa

    Curlew

    Numenius arquata

    Redshank

    Tringa totanus

    Green Sandpiper

    Tringa ochropus

    Common Sandpiper

    Actitis hypoleucos

    Dunlin

    Calidris alpina

    Ruff

    Philomachus pugnax

    Yellow-legged Gull

    Larus cachinnans michahellis

    Black-headed Gull

    Larus ridibundus

    Sandwich Tern

    Sterna sandvicensis

    Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

    Pterocles alchata

    Black-bellied Sandgrouse

    Pterocles orientalis

    Rock Dove

    Columba livia

    Feral Pigeon

    Columba livia 'feral'

    Stock Dove

    Columba oenas

    Wood Pigeon

    Columba palumbus

    Collared Dove

    Streptopelia decaocto

    Great Spotted Cuckoo

    Clamator glandarius

    Common Cuckoo

    Cuculus canorus

    Eurasian Eagle-owl

    Bubo bubo

    Little Owl

    Athene noctua

    Alpine Swift

    Tachymarptis melba

    Pallid Swift

    Apus pallidus

    Kingfisher

    Alcedo atthis

    Hoopoe

    Upupa epops

    Great Spotted Woodpecker

    Dendrocopos major

    Calandra Lark

    Melanocorypha calandra

    Lesser Short-toed Lark

    Calandrella rufescens

    Dupont's Lark

    Chersophilus duponti

    Crested Lark

    Galerida cristata

    Thekla Lark

    Galerida theklae

    Wood Lark

    Lullula arborea

    Skylark

    Alauda arvensis

    Crag-martin

    Hirundo rupestris

    Swallow

    Hirundo rustica

    Red-rumped Swallow

    Hirundo daurica rufula

    House Martin

    Delichon urbica

    Tawny Pipit

    Anthus campestris

    Meadow Pipit

    Anthus pratensis

    White Wagtail

    Motacilla alba

    Spanish Yellow-wagtail

    Motacilla flava iberiae

    Grey Wagtail

    Motacilla cinerea

    Dipper

    Cinclus cinclus

    Wren

    Troglodytes troglodytes

    Alpine Accentor

    Prunella collaris

    Dunnock

    Prunella modularis

    Robin

    Erithacus rubecula

    Black Redstart

    Phoenicurus ochruros

    Stonechat

    Saxicola torquata

    Black Wheatear

    Oenanthe leucura

    Northern Wheatear

    Oenanthe oenanthe

    Blue Rock-thrush

    Monticola solitarius

    Blackbird

    Turdus merula

    Song Thrush

    Turdus philomelos

    Mistle Thrush

    Turdus viscivorus

    Cetti's Warbler

    Cettia cetti

    Zitting Cisticola

    Cisticola juncidis

    Blackcap

    Sylvia atricapilla

    Sardinian Warbler

    Sylvia melanocephala

    Willow Warbler

    Phylloscopus trochilus

    Chiffchaff

    Phylloscopus collybita

    Firecrest

    Regulus ignicapillus

    Long-tailed Tit

    Aegithalos caudatus

    Coal Tit

    Parus ater

    Great Tit

    Parus major

    Blue Tit

    Parus caeruleus

    Nuthatch

    Sitta europaea

    Wallcreeper

    Tichodroma muraria

    Great Grey Shrike

    Lanius excubitor

    Southern Grey Shrike

    Lanius excubitor meridionalis

    Woodchat Shrike

    Lanius senator

    Jay

    Garrulus glandarius

    Azure-winged Magpie

    Cyanopica cyana

    Magpie

    Pica pica

    Chough

    Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

    Alpine Chough

    Pyrrhocorax graculus

    Jackdaw

    Corvus monedula

    Carrion Crow

    Corvus corone

    Raven

    Corvus corax

    Spotless Starling

    Sturnus unicolor

    House Sparrow

    Passer domesticus

    Spanish Sparrow

    Passer hispaniolensis

    Tree Sparrow

    Passer montanus

    Rock Sparrow

    Petronia petronia

    Snowfinch

    Montifringilla nivalis

    Red Avadavat

    Amandava amandava

    Chaffinch

    Fringilla coelebs

    Serin

    Serinus serinus

    Greenfinch

    Carduelis chloris

    Goldfinch

    Carduelis carduelis

    Linnet

    Carduelis cannabina

    Bullfinch

    Pyrrhula pyrrhula

    Yellowhammer

    Emberiza citrinella

    Cirl Bunting

    Emberiza cirlus

    Rock Bunting

    Emberiza cia

    Reed Bunting

    Emberiza schoeniclus

    Corn Bunting

    Miliaria calandra

     

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