Today’s walk due to the heat was around the shorter route at El Chorro and I was walking with two very nice Spanish ladies called Elena and Estefania. We walked out along the River through the Pine woods to the start of the Kings walk and then back on the upper track to the lake where the ladies had a nice swim. On the way round I noted Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido / Apus pallidus), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Crag (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris) and House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), Cetti’s (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Dartford (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) and Sardinian Warblers (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros) and Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirundo daurica).
On the rockier part of the walk near the Kings Walk I tried with out much success to get some shots of a pair of Western Spectre (Boyeria Irene) Dragonflies which went into tandem and settled just out of reach on a bush above the track. There were also loads of Red-veined Darters (Sympetrum fonscolombii) about during the walk and also by the lake.