A quiet but interesting day at the wetlands.
|Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii).|
Jayne, Sam, Sue and I travelled down to Motril via Granada and arrived at the nature reserve at just after 10. We made our way around to the first hide looking over Laguna del Lirio where we soon located one of the introduced Red-knobbed Coots (Focha Moruna / Fulca cristata) along with Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis) and Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti).
Low over the water there were a few dragonflies, most were Black Perchers (Diplacodes lefebvrii) but they were seen along with Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii), Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) and Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata).
|Red-knobbed Coot (Focha Moruna / Fulca cristata).|
|Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra).|
|Gypsywort (Lycopus europeaus).|
|Iberian Blue-tail (Ischnura graellsii).|
|Western Swamp-hen (Calamon Común / Porphyrio porphyrio).|
|Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos).|
From here we headed in to Almuñécar where after eventually found a parking place we had a very nice meal at a bar on the sea front before heading home.