Jeannet Spronk and I went to Guadalentín last Friday (18th). Here’s Jeannet’s list of the birds we saw. The highlight was a female Hen Harrier, which took off from just in front of us.
Species list – Red-legged Partridge, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Little Owl, Crag Martin, Hoopoe, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Crested Lark, Water Pipit, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Robin, Black Redstart, Black Wheatear, Stonechat, Blackbird, Sardinian Warbler, Chiffchaff, Southern Grey Shrike, Magpie, Jackdaw, Raven, Common Starling, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Serin.
Jeannet returned early the following morning and saw 20 Black-Bellied
Sandgrouse and an artichoke field full of Corn Bunting.