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).