Field Meeting – Osuna Triangle 17th February 2024

Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/02/2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
venta Las Vegas

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Date:
Saturday, Feb 17th, 2024

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 your fix in the town of Osuna.

Time:
10:00

Leader of the day:
Frank Hair

Directions to the Meeting Point:
The Venta is just off the A92 (Sevilla to Antequera) 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. We will also try and visit the small reserve in the town of Lantejuela.

Accommodation:
For those of you who wish to have accommodation we have an Affiliated Member in Osuna called Hostal Fivegates –info@fivegates.es,www.fivegates.es

Clothing and Food:
The weather in February can be cold so rap up warm.
You will also need a picnic lunch.

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, Western Cattle Egret, Black-winged Kite, Red Kite, Black Kite, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Western Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Booted Eagle, 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, Collared Pratincole, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Rock Dove, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Turtle Dove, Collared Dove, Little Owl, Hoopoe, Southern 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 Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Tawny Pipit, 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.

Notes:
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.

3. We will ask members in attendance to drop a voluntary micro-contribution in a collection box to help support a nominated ABS conservation project.

If you would like to help us in funding the many conservation projects we support please donate via this link here.

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

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