The first days dragonfly hunting with Steve and Lynn Jones from Cornwall.
We continued on around the pool margin to the ruin where we found at least 4 Common Winter Damselflies (Sympecma fusca) in the shade of the walls. Further on we had good views of most of the species we saw in the first half of the walk but we also saw Iberian Blue-tail (Ischnura graellsii), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Azure-winged Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Crested Lark (Cogujada / Galerida cristata), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus) and a very smart Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus).
On the way back we picked up two of the same Black Pennants, Bath White (Blanqiverdosa / Pontia daplidice), Cleopatra (Cleopatra / Gonepteryx cleopatra), Common Blue (Icaro (Dos Puntos) / Polyommatus icarus), Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus), Sage Skipper (Muschampia proto), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) and right back at the car a Melodious Warbler (Zarcero Común / Hippolais polyglotta).
After having something to eat we headed to a small pool and some ditches near Salinas, on the pool we had Blue / Common Emperor, Scarlet Darter, Epaulet Skimmer, Orange-winged Dropwing and on the narrow ditches which run along the field edges we found Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens), Mercury Bluet's (Coenagrion mercuriale), White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes), Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) and several Viperine Snakes (Culebra Viperina / Natrix maura) and Iberian Water Frogs (Rana Común / Rana Perezi).
Photographs from the top: 2x Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra), Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi), Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens), Common Winter Damselflies (Sympecma fusca), Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) and Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii).