SE-14. El Gale贸n

  • None.
  • Binoculars. Telescope recommendable.
  • Pastures
  • Holm-Oak woods
  • Scrub
  • Vineyards
  • All year except high summer (mid September to May).
  • Midday on cold days or mid-morning otherwise.
The area known as Las Colonias or El Gale贸n has a long and distinguished farming pedigree. Here once grew many of the vineyards that gave such prosperity to towns and villages of the Sierra. Nowadays we find a patchwork farming landscape frequented by birds like Booted Eagle, Black Kite, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Dartford Warbler, Bee-eater, Southern Grey Shrike and Red-Legged Partridge, topped up by drop-in migrants. From our vantage point we might also see Iberian Hare and the eye-catching wasp spider Argiope lobata. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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