Amphibians and Narcissus.
|Jayne on the carpet loom.|
Sue, Sam, Jayne and I headed up to the visitors centre in Grazalema where we spent sometime while Jayne had a go on the large carpet loom.
We then made our way towards Puerto de los Alamillos where we looked around a nice house in the campo before going and checking out a near by pool hoping to see the uncommon Southern Marbled Newts
(Tritón Pigmeo / Triturus pygmaeus) but the water was quite murky so after a while we decided that lunch was calling so we headed back towards the car. On the way we found a Common Toad
(Sapo Común / Bufo bufo), Clouded Yellow
(Colias Común / Colias corcea), Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui), Small Heath
(Coenonympha pamphilus) and a Great Spotted Woodpecker
(Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major) flew up into some nearby Pine trees.
Once we were back at the car we our way to a nearby Venta for some lunch. Later we made our way out to an area called Campobuches which has a small Arroyo of the same name running through it.
|Southern Knapweed (Centaurea pullata ssp pullata).|
Here we were looking for more signs of amphibians, soon we had found loads of Natterjack Toad
(Sapo Corredor / Bufo calamita) spawn most of which was in a small ditch that was drying out very quickly.
|Natterjack Toad (Sapo Corredor / Bufo calamita) spawn.|
There were also some large Tadpoles which Sue thought might be from Parsley Frogs
(Sapillo Moteado Común / Pelodytes punctatus) spawn she had seen at the site a while earlier.
|Ancient Cork Oak.|
Also seen in the same area were Woodlark
(Totovia / Lullula arborea), Iberian Green Woodpecker
(Pito Real / Picus sharpei), Nuthatch
(Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Great Tit
(Carbonera Común / Parus major), Serin
(Verdecillo / Serinus serinus) and Barn Swallows
(Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).
On the walk back to the car we also saw several flowering Romulea bulbocodium
, a couple of Mistle Thrushes
(Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Thekla Lark
(Cogujada Montesina / Galerida theklae), Iberian Grey Shrike
(Alcaudón Real Meridional / Lanius meridionalis), Robin
(Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula) and Hoopoe
(Abubilla / Upupa epops).
Our last stop was at a spot just above Sue's in a bit of Pine woodland where we saw more Narcissus beaticus
, we also saw a fly over Bonelli's Eagle
(Aguila-azor / Hieraetus faciatus), several Griffon Vultures
(Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) and a singing Common Chiffchaff
(Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
Dat is nog eens een weefgetouw,nog nooit zoiets groots gezien en dan de mooie wilde bloemen.prachtig dit is genieten.
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