Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Arroyo Vilano bridge, Granada Province.

An afternoons walk with Chika along the river.

Chika and I went down to the river and parked just North of La Fabrica and walked the river looking for Dragonflies but they were few and far between. However I did see a couple of Southern (Orthetrum brunneum) and Epaulet Skimmers (Orthetrum chrysostigma), Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea), Orange-winged (Trithemis kirbyi) and Violet Dropwings (Trithemis annulata), Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator), White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) and Iberian Blue-tail (Ischnura graellsii). Birds were scarce dure to the time of day but I did see several Little Ringed Plovers (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator). 
During the walk I also saw lots of Iberian Water Frog (Rana Común / Rana Perezi), Water Messurer (Hydrometridae), Carpentor Bee (Xylocopa violacea), Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas), Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea), Bath White (Blanqiverdosa / Pontia daplidice) and African Grass Blue (Nina esmaltada / Zizeeia knysna).

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