Friday, 15 August 2014

Guadix area, Granada Province.

An almost dragon free day, almost !!

Jayne, Lynn, Steve and I headed west to Guadix where we were going to have a look around the cave houses and town. We arrived and weaved our way up to the hieghest part of the town and parked near the Church and had a look from the viewpoint before having a look in the church. A little later we all had a ride on the mini train down through the town to the Cathedral and the main square which was the high light of the day for Jayne. We later caught the train back up to the top and headed out of town to Purullena to have a look around the ceramic shops. 
Next we headed back west a short way out in to a rather desolate dry area of fields where we were hoping to find a late staying Roller (Carraca / Coracias garrulus) but we were out of luck. We did however catch up with Black (Collalba Negra / Oenanthe leucura), Black-eared (Collalba Rubia / Oenanthe hispanica) and Northern Wheatears (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus) and three or four very nice and unexpected Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) dragonflies which were cruising up and down the edge of a Walnut plantation. From here we headed back home via Granada.

Photographs from the top: Guadix castle, Cave house Chimney, Cave Houses, Jayne and Lynn coming out of a Cave house and a Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone).



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