A last minute visit to Malaga area.
|Black-winged Stilts (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus).|
|Female Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus).|
|Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) Male.|
|Mediterranean skipper (Gegenes nostrodamus).|
|Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops).|
Heading back to the main road I stopped by the Arroyo de Cañas but did not find any thing new so I carried on down to the Rio Grande and checked out the normal stretch by the bridge and down at the point where it joins the Rio Guadalhorce.
On themain river which was dry in places there were a few Western Cattle Egrets (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) feeding amongst a large flock of goats and several Little Egrets (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta) fishing in the smaller pools along with singles of both Grey (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea) and Squacco Herons (Garcilla Cangrejera / Ardeola ralloides), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Little Ringed (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius) and Kentish Plovers (Chorlitejo Patinegro / Charadrius alexandrinus).
|Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta).|
Dragonflies included a very nice male Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria) along with Lesser Emperor, Broad Scarlet, White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) and a Mediterranean skipper (Gegenes nostrodamus).