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Trip Reports. May 2009
 
 
10th May.
 
Arroyo de Santa Maria (9.15a.m.)
WAXBILL, Red Rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Bee-Eater
Corredor Verde (10a.m.)
Black Winged Kite, Booted Eagle, Buzzard, Hoopoe, Collared Pratincole, Spanish Sparrow, Azure Winged Magpie, Grey Heron
Hato Raton (11.30a.m.)
Little Ringed Plover, Montagu,s Harrier,
Caño de Guadamar (1.00p.m.)
Whiskered Tern, 2 BLACK TERNS, 100 Griffon Vultures, Red Kite, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Swamp Hen, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Yellow Wagtail, Greater and Lesser Short Toed Larks, Great Reed Warbler, Savi's Warbler (h),
JAV (2.30P.M.)
100 Black Tailed Godwit, Squacco, Night Heron, Black Winged Stilt, GARGANEY, Gadwall, Red Crested Pochard, Pochard, 3 Lapwing
Cañada de Rianzuela (4.00p.m.)
Black Necked Grebe, Flamingo, Swamp Hen, Marsh Harrier

Weather: Warm
 
Highlights: Excellent photo opportunities of Bee-Eaters, Montagu's Harrier and Squacco Heron
P.J.W.
 
 
11th May.
 
Corredor Vede (9.15a.m.)
Black Winged Kite, Melodius Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Red Rumped Swallow, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, Turtle Dove, Bee-Eater, Hoopoe, Booted Eagle, Kestrel, Cuckoo
Hato Raton (11.30a.m.)
Collared Pratincole, Spanish Sparrow, Little Ringed Plover, Spoonbill, PEREGINE FALCON, Short Toed Eagle, 50 Griffon Vultures, Red Kite, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Montagu's Harrier,
JAV (3.00P.M.)
Squacco, Purple Night Heron, Gadwall
Huerta Tejada
Ringed Plover, Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tailed Godwit, Black Winged Stilt, Short Toed Lark
Cañada de Rianzuela(5.00p.m.)
2 CRESTED COOT with 3 chicks.Black Necked Grebe, Zitting Cisticola.

Weather: warm

Highlights:  Black Winged Kite perched on post with small snake. 50 Griffon Vultures on ground in front of us and directly overhead. Montagus Harriers displaying. Pair of CRESTED COOT with 3 young at close range.
P.J.W.

13th May.
 
Corredor Verde(10.15)
Melodius Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Nightingale, Bee-Eater, Hoopoe, Azure Wing Magpie, Stonechat, Crested Lark, Sardinian Warbler, Corn Bunting, Red Rump Swallow, Serin, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Hoopoe, Booted Eagle, Black Kite, Buzzard
Dehesa de Pilas (11.15)
Spanish Sparrow, Bee-Eater, White Stork, Little Ring Plover, Short Toed Lark
Caño de Guadamar (1.00p.m.)
Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Swamp Hen, Yellow Wagtail, Short Toed Eagle, Red Kite, Griffon Vultures, Marsh Harrier, Raven, Collared Pratincole, Little Grebe, Coot, Montagu's Harrier
JAV (3.00P.M.)
Black Billed Magpie, Glossy Ibis, Night Heron, Gadwall, Greater Flamingo, Purple Heron, Little and Cattle Egrets
Entre Muros
2 Little Owls
Weather:
warm

Highlights:
Good views of large flocks of Bee-Eaters and Spanish Sparrows. Much activity in the Heronry.
P.J.W.


14th May.
 
Hinojos (9.00a.m.)
Nightingale, Cetti's Warbler, CIRL BUNTING, Bee-Eater, Linnet, Serin, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Azure Winged Magpie
Villamanrique
6 Hoopoe, Tree Sparrow, Crested Lark
Cano Guadamar (1.00p.m.)
Greater and Lesser Short Toed Larks, Yellow Wagtail, Zitting Cisticola, Collared Pratincoles, Flamingo, Red Kite, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 3 Short Toed Eagles, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Common Kestrel,  Griffon Vultures, Montagu's Harrier, Purple Swamp Hen, Purple Heron, Whiskered Tern, Black Wing Stilt
Cañada de Rianzuela (5.00p.m.)
Black Necked Grebe,Little Grebe, Grat Crested Grebe

Weather:
warm

Highlights:
Excellent views of target species Hoopoe.Good views of hunting Short Toed Eagles and other raptors.Bee-Eaters!
P.J.W.

 
18th May.
 
Corredor Verde (9.00a.m.)
5 WAXBILL, Cettis, Nightingale, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Crested Lark, Azure Wing Magpie, Hoopoe, Red Rumped Swallow, Black Kite, Common Kestrel, Lesser Kestrel, Woodchat Shrike,  Buzzard, Zitting Cisticola
Dehesa de Pilas (10.30 a.m.)
Bee-Eater, Common Swift, Stork, Spanish Sparrow, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin
Hato Raton (11.30 a.m.) 
Melodius Warbler, BLACK WINGED KITE, Lesser and Greater Short Toed Lark, Calandra Lark,  Montagus Harrier,Collared Pratincole, Avocet, Stilt, Common Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Marsh Harrier
Caño de Guadamar (1.30p.m.)
4 Short Toed Eagle, Red Kite, Booted Eagle,  50 Griffon Vulture, Quail (h), Spoonbill,
JAV (3.00P.M.)
Purple, Night, Squacco, Little and Cattle Egrets, Savi's Warbler, Great and Common Reed Warblers, Yellow Wagtail, Flamingo, Glossy Ibis,  
Cañada de Rianzuela (5.30p.m.)
Southern Grey Shrike, Black Necked Grebe, Gull Billed Tern
P.J.W.

19th May.
 
Corredor Verde (9.30a.m.)
Red Rumped Swallow, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, Zitting Cisticola, Nightingale, Cetti, Buzzard, Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Azure Winged Magpie, Hoopoe, Bee-Eater,  Collared Dove, Turtle Dove, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Tree Sparrow, Stonechat, Corn Bunting, BLACK WINGED KITE, White Stork,
Hato Raton (12.00)
Spoonbill, Grey Heron, Little Ring Plover, Stilt, Montagu and Marsh Harriers,
Caño de Guadiamar
Yellow Wagtail, Swamp Hen, Great Reed Warbler, Savis Warbler, Squacco Heron, Night and Purple Heron, Flamingo, Stilt, Glossy Ibis, Lapwing, Griffon Vulture, Red Kite, Raven, LITTLE BITTERN, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Whiskered Tern, Collared Pratincole, Lesser and Greater Short Toed Lark, Crested Lark, Linnet, Swallow, Sand Martin
 
Weather: Hot

Highlights: 4 Close Short Toed Eagles, Good views of larks. Many Pratincoles. Herons exploiting dead fish in numbers. Excellent photos of Squacco Heron.
P.J.W.

23rd May.
 
Entre Muros (9.15)
Collared Pratincole
Dehesa de Pilas (9.30a.m.)
Spanish Sparrow, Bee-Eater, Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Red Rumped Swallow
Hato Raton (10.15a.m.)
Little Ring Plover, Black Wing Stilt, 8 Montagu's Harrier, Spoonbill, Zitting Cisticola, Lesser and Greater Short Toed Larks, Yellow Wagtail
Caño de Guadamar (11.30)
Purple Swamp Hen, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Whiskered Tern, Collared Pratincole, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Booted Eagle, Ibis, Great Reed Warbler, Savis, Yellow Legged Gull
JAV (12.30p.m.)
Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Avocet, Moorhen, Lapwing, Glossy Ibis, Sand Martin, Gadwall,
Caño de Rosaliman (2.00p.m.)
SPECTACLED WARBLER, Calandra Lark,
Entre Muros
Little Owl
Cañada de Rianzuela (5.00p.m.)
Southern Grey Shrike, CRESTED COOT, Jackdaw, Red Crested Pochard, Melodius Warbler (h)

Weather: Warm

Highlights: Displaying Montagu's Harriers, Obliging SPECTACLED WARBLER on fence. Good views of Purple and Squacco Herons. CRESTED COOT.
P.J.W.