Date(s) - 20/02/2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
venta Las Vegas
Event: Field Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2021
Meeting Point: Venta Las Vegas, Osuna. This venta has a habit of not to be open on a Saturday morning so for us coffee freaks you will have to come early and get you fix in the town of Osuna.
Leader of the day: Frank Hair
Directions to the Meeting Point: The Venta is just off the A92 (Sevilla to Antequerra) motorway at junction 80, Osuna.
Information about the Meeting: If the number of people attending is as large as previous years I will organise you into as few cars as possible to keep the convoy to a minimum. There will be some off-road driving so we will also leave unsuitable cars at the venta.
We will first travel through farmland on dirt tracks, stopping at old farm buildings and also stopping on the tracks to look for species that favour this habitat.
Accommodation: For those of you who wish to have accommodation we have an Affiliated Member in Osuna called Hostal Fivegates -firstname.lastname@example.org,www.fivegates.es
Clothing and Food: The weather in February, but be prepared for possible cool temperatures. Plenty of layers is recommended. You will also need a picnic lunch and plenty of liquid.
Possible birds: Red-legged Partridge, Common Shelduck, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, White-headed Duck, Little Grebe , Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Western Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Black-winged Kite, Red Kite, Black Kite, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Western Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Common Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Common Kestrel, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Purple Swamphen, Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Stone Curlew, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Northern Lapwing, Common Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover , Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Rock Dove, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Little Owl, Hoopoe, Iberian Grey Shrike, Common Raven, Blue Tit, Great tit, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Spotless Starling, Blackbird, Stonechat, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Iberian Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Chaffinch, Serin, Goldfinch, Linnet, Corn Bunting.
Other sites in the area for those staying overnight: There are several other sites in the area including Laguna Dulce and the other smaller lagunas around Campillos. Further along the A92 is Fuente de Piedra.
1. We will ask a member to write a trip report for our experiences of the day.
2. Members can invite guests, but they must join the Society on the day for insurance purposes.