Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Arroyo del Guantero, Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province.

Steve, Lynn and Adam arrive from the UK.
Day one.

Steve, Lynn and Adam Jones arrived early afternoon and as they soon unpacked Steve and I were out and about looking for Dragonflies. We started off on a small Arroyo near the house on the way out we soon picked up the first of many Azure-winged Magpies (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis) and Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus). As soon as we arrived at the water we added a new species to my local patch list which was a fine Western Willow Spreadwing (Lestres viridis), this was soon followed by a second new patch species, a female Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens). In the same area we had several Red-veined Darters (Sympetrum fonscolombii), a pair of mating Bath Whites (Blanqiverdosa / Pontia daplidice), Small White (Artogeia rapae), Southern Brown Argus (Aricia cramera), Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea) and Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria). On the walk back we picked up several European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus).
Jayne produced a cracking evening meal, later we sat on the terrace and had a few drinks and picked up a calling Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) and had nice views of a Red-necked Nightjar (Chotacabras Cuellirrojo / Caprimulgus ruficollis) which did a fly passed at dusk.
Photographs from the top: Male Western Willow Spreadwing (Lestres viridis) and female Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wat is hij mooi en zo goed in beeld gebracht ook een heerlijke beschrijving erbij .