A review of my wildlife year.
|Ophrys Tenthredinifera X O. Scolopax.|
|Rufous Bush Robin (Alzacola / Cerotrichas galactotes).|
|Niobe Fritillary (Argynnis niobe).|
|Pronged Clubtail (Gomphus graslinii).|
|Natterjack Toad (Bufo calamita).|
Mammals were as usual difficult to find, with just the regular species being seen. I only made a single trip up to Andujar area this year for the Iberian Lynx (lince iberico / Lynx pardina). But it was at the wrong time of the year (June) so I was not surprised when only one member of our group had views, although brief.
Amphibians are something that I do not see a lot of, so when Sue Eatock showed me a few species during our second visit of the year in November I was very pleased. We found several
Natterjack Toads (Bufo calamita), lots of young Fire Salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) and Parsley Frog (Pelodytes punctatus) which we did not see but heard during some very wet and blustery weather.
Over all I had a cracking year and look forward to 2013, not only for the species I will see but also for the fact that Granada Wildlife my new venture goes on line offering Wildlife tours here in Western Granada Province.
All the very best to all and thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings, regards Mick.