Bird watching near Osuna and Lantejuela (Sevilla)

The Andalucia Bird Society Malaga Team and some other good friends carried out the traditional January trip to the Sevillian farmlands around Osuna and Lantejuela.

Photo: Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Have a look at many more pictures and the complete list of 65 species observed below!

There are wonderful places to drive across from the Costa del Sol to Osuna so we had Black Storks while driving through the Guadalhorce River Valley, and Griffon Vultures and a Sparrowhawk at the Guadalteba farmlands on our way to the meeting point.

The day was very foggy at Osuna and we had to wait until the mist cleared up. In the meantime, we had nice views of a Stone Curlew very close to the road and some surprising Bramblings bathing in a little paddle in the shade of an olive tree.

The flight of a lonely Great Bustard took us in front of the first flock composed of 26 individuals and ten to another one with 17 members.

There was always a Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier or Kestrel flying around us and we could even spot a beautiful little Merlin in a wheat field. The land was full of Calandra, Crested and Skylarks . Spanish Sparrows and Iberian Grey Shrikes also showed up on our way to Los Ojuelos, where there were the usual flocks of Golden Plovers, White Storks, Lapwings and Snipes, with also Water Pipits, a lonely Crane and a big flock of Black Kites possibly coming from the resident population around Marchena.

We also had a look at the Laguna del Gobierno from the hide to watch a Greater Flamigo, some waterfowl, Black-necked and Little Grebes, Cetti’s Warbler and a few White-headed Ducks.

The day ended up with a short encounter with a beautiful male Hen Harrier, next to the Laguna de la Ballestera.

Beautiful birds and scenery in great company!

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Black Kite Milvus migrans
2 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
3 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
4 Blackbird  Turdus merula
5 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
6 Black-necked Grebe  Podiceps nigricollis
7 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
8 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
9 Calandra Lark  Melanocorypha calandra
10 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
11 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
12 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
13 Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita
14 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
15 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
16 Coot  Fulica atra
17 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
18 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
19 Crane Grus grus
20 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
21 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
22 Golden Plover  Pluvialis apricaria
23 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
24 Great Bustard Otis tarda
25 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
26 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
27 Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
28 Hen Harrier  Circus cyaneus
29 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
30 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
31 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis
32 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
33 Lapwing  Vanellus vanellus
34 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
35 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
36 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
37 Little Stint Calidris minuta
38 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
39 Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis
40 Merlin Falco columbarius
41 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
42 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
43 Pochard  Aythya ferina
44 Raven  Corvus corax
45 Red Kite Milvus milvus
46 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
47 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
48 Robin Erithacus rubecula
49 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
50 Serin  Serinus serinus
51 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
52 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
53 Skylark  Alauda arvensis
54 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
55 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
56 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus
57 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
58 Starling Sturnus vulgaris
59 Stone Curlew  Burhinus oedicnemus
60 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
61 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
62 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
63 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
64 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
65 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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