Birds, Butterflies and Dragonflies, all in good numbers.
|Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Alzacola / Cercotrichas galactotes).|
Once on site I picked up two female Montagu's followed later by a single male but not the very pale bird seen a week or so ago.
|Montagu's Harrier (Aguilucho Cenizo / Circus pygargus).|
|Cleopatra (Gonepteryx cleopatra).|
|Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus).|
We all got into the one car and parked down a little closer to the fence where the bird had been singing, to start withit stayed on the back fence but we were still getting shots ut then it flew down the fence line and landed on the corner post just a few meters away and sang again. Also seen in amongst the grasses and dried up wildflowers was a Red-underwing Skipper (Spialia sertorius), Small White (Artogeia rapae) and a Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).
|Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis).|
|Yellow Clubtail (Gomphus simillimus).|
|Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum).|
|Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens).|
Again we moved on and made our last stop at the site near the end of the valley where we walked just a short way along the track and had a wade in the stream.
|Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens).|
Our final stop of the day was on the way back at a small pool near Salinas, here we spent some time checking the margins of the pool and a couple of ditches for Dragons. New species seen whilst there were Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea), a teneral female Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens), Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma), Dainty Damselfly (Coenagrion scitulum), Iberian Blue-tail (Ischnura graellsii) and Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens).
|Dainty Damselfly (Coenagrion scitulum).|