Sings of migration


Reservoir of the river Ebro

A good birding day, from the Molino del Canto Inn, we have crossed the zone of moors and valleys to the reservoir of the river Ebro.
The migration is very evident, mainly of passeriformes, in the trees of the banks of the rivers, the abundance of Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) , Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) and the Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) , is very showy.
Other observed species:
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mayor)
Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), mousy common are easy to observe in the moors, reservoir and the environs the following species have been observed.
Four various species of Ducks.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) great number of birds, present in all reservoir, in great groups or lonely birds.
Gadwall (Anas strepera), in a little groups with near of twenty birds.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina),only two birds.
Common Pochard (Aythya farina), a male and female in a group of Mallard.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) four birds in the middle of the reservoir.
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) a lot of birds distributed for all reservoir.


Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Only one specie of heron the Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), in the edges.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) in more number of birds that the Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis).
Waders, Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos), Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) and a Redshank that I did not manage to identify.
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) a bird in flight.
A lonely Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), probably the last of this year.
Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)
Magpie (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)

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