Monday, 29 August 2016

Northern Spain Round Up



Wildcats 
 Iberian Wolf
 Pyrenean Chamois 
 Spanish Ibex
 Stoat
Hybrid Wildcat x Domestic Cat


A great trip to Northern Spain. 

Mammals (15 species) 
6+ Wildcat, 2 Iberian Wolf, Spanish Ibex, Pyrenean Chamois, Red Deer, Wild Boar, Stoat, Weasel, Red Fox, Wood Mouse, Otter and Brown Bear tracks, Vole sp x 2 and a Bat sp.

Birds (90 species)
Highlights included European Honey Buzzard, Egptian Vulture, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Wryneck, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Crag Martin, White-throated Dipper, Alpine Accentor, lots of Spotted and Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstarts, Firecrest, Iberian Chiffchaff, Wallcreeper, Short-toed Treecreeper, Golden Oriole, Red and Yellow-billed Chough and Spotless Starling

Herps (4 species)
Common Wall Lizard, Alpine Newt, Soane's Viper and Common Toad

Butterflies ( 14 species)
Highlights included Great Banded Grayling, Silver-spotted Skipper and a couple of Fritillaries

As usual went with Jaffa's company Wise Birding with a few of the regulars

2 comments:

Sue Healey said...

Great roundup of a brilliant Trip. Love the photos of the different cats and trying to work out which is "wild" and which hybrid.

Peter Alfrey said...

Jaff's going to do a summary of all the different cats- looking forward to that