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Title: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Franky no Hair on June 26, 2017, 07:13:57 pm
Event
Extra mid week event for Nov 2017 to Fields of Huétor and  Sierra de Loja
Date
Wednesday 8th November
Meeting Point
Abades Service are on the A92 at KM 188
https://www.google.es/maps/place/%C3%81rea+de+servicio+Abades+Loja/@37.1640145,-4.1705894,16z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0xd720a77165cc0f3:0x9a345aeb077b471d!2sLoja,+Granada!3b1!8m2!3d37.2716415!4d-4.028678!3m4!1s0x0:0x2f0fc3c39e7054b0!8m2!3d37.1644885!4d-4.1697199
Time
Meet at 9.30 to leave by 9.45
Leader for the day
Mick Richardson
Directions to the meeting point
The exit to the service area is at KM189 heading east on the A92 towards Granada on the southern side of the Motorway near Loja.

Information about the meeting
the morning will be spent in the Fields of Huétor Taja., later to the Sierra de Loja.
Accommodation in the area
This is also a good place for people to stay if they wish www.cortijodetajar.es
Clothing and food
Lunch will be at the Cortijo de Tajar Hotel at Huetor Tajar.  It could be cold so bring worm clothing.
Possible birds
 Little Bustards, Stone Curlews, Azure-winged Magpies,Bluethroats, Ring Ouzels, Alpine Accentors, Fieldfares and other wintering upland species. 
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Franky no Hair on August 28, 2017, 05:23:00 pm
Hello  - i can't send a reply to the original post...... just to say that Paul and I are over in late Oct / Nov and would like to come on this trip   Best wishes  Christine
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: elainer on September 14, 2017, 10:56:59 pm
Hi.  I will be attending this meeting and have already booked two nights at the Cortijo de Tajar. Looking forward to meeting members again. Regards. Elaine Rice
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Bob Wright on September 28, 2017, 01:41:56 pm
I will be attending.

Bob Wright
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Bob Wright on October 06, 2017, 03:48:02 pm
Claudia Tomlin will be attending.
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Derek Etherton on October 07, 2017, 09:24:01 am
We will both be there....Plus Mick Smith.
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Bob Wright on October 19, 2017, 10:30:12 am
Just heard that Paul Tritton is attending so have emailed to suggest that he comes with me.

Bob
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Mick on October 19, 2017, 06:40:50 pm
Hi Everyone.

Just a quick request which will make the day go smoother, could guests who are attending this meeting please let me know in an email to lojawildlife@gmail.com if they will want to have a menu at the Cortijo de Tajar at lunch time. I can book a table in advanced and let David know how many are attending which should mean it is quicker and we can spend more time birding and less time eating or waiting for the food anyway.

Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you, Mick.
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Ron Hatch on October 26, 2017, 02:14:00 pm
Hi

I will be attending this meeting

All the best Ron Hatch
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Maureen Taylor on October 29, 2017, 10:13:42 am
Hi Franky and Mick

Maureen and John Taylor are planning to be there. Have Booked into Cotijo Hotel  for 7th

Any chance we may see the Eagle Owl Mick?

Regards Maureen :)
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: lindsayfergu on October 30, 2017, 10:07:44 am
Hi Mick,
Liz and I will be there, please count us in for lunch.
Lindsay and Liz Ferguson


Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Bob Wright on October 30, 2017, 10:38:42 am
Mick

New member Bob Ashford from Australia will be coming with me and I'll talk him into having lunch with us.  Obvioulsy, from Australia he's having to make a very early start!!!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: jerry on October 31, 2017, 08:55:29 am
Jerry and I will be attending the meeting.
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Mick on November 01, 2017, 05:28:16 pm
Hi All.

OK, it is just a week to the day in Granada Province. 19 members are booked in and at the moment 10 of us are having lunch at the Cortijo.
If anyone who has not put their names above please do so as this lets me sort the route as parking can be tight at a couple of spot and knowing how many cars will needed and fitted in.
I will be booking the lunch before hand on Monday so if you wish to join us please confirm by Sunday on either lojawildlife@gmail.com or mickbirdingispain@gmail.com

The Ring Ouzels are showig well along with several Redwings and a small group of Alpine Accentors. I have not seen the Eagle Owl for a while but they are there.
On the fields the Little Bustards (80+), Stone Culews (600+) are here in good numbers and I am seeing Bluethroats, Iberian Magpies, Water Pipits and Bramblings on the fields near Huétor as well.

Many Thanks Mick.
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Brenda on November 01, 2017, 07:53:26 pm
We were hoping to go Mick, but unfortunately we are away.

Brenda
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Bob Ashford on November 02, 2017, 05:40:42 pm
Noreen and I (Bob A) will join for the 8 Nov trip, travelling with the other Bob! Count us in for lunch please. Thanks
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Mick on November 07, 2017, 04:45:33 pm
OK,

Looking forward to tomorrow, weather is set to be fine but it can still be cool up at 1600 meters so do bring layers.

There will be 20 of us (5 cars of 4) and the route is sorted so I can make sure there is plenty of space for the cars.

12 of the group will be having lunch at the Cortijo de Tajar and the rest of the members will be an advanced party to the first spot for the afternoon and will hopefully have all the species pinned down for the rest of us when we get there.
In the original info I said we would do the Huétor Fields in the morning and the Sierra after lunch but o reflection I am going to reverse this, so we will be on the hill first thing. On the way down we will collect all the vehicles and then go to the Cortijo where we will leave the vehicles again and continue on the same as in the morning.

Looking forward to meeting you all, Mick.
Title: Re: Extra mid week event for Nov 2017
Post by: Mick on November 10, 2017, 08:09:41 pm
Hi All.

Thanks to the members who attended the meeting a few days ago and hope you enjoyed my local patch as much as I do.

If any of the group managed to get any photographs from the day and are willing to share them I could do with a few for the trip report.

Thanks again Mick.