Wallcreeper day, one of the most wanted species amongst the group (No pressure).
Granada Wildlife Pyrenees Tour Day Five.
|The Group at the Wallcreeper spot.|
|White Helleborine (Cephalanthera damasonium).|
|Common Wintergreens (Pyrola minor).|
|The Cows with bells on.|
|Egyptian Vulture (Alimoche Común / Neophron percnopterus).|
|One-flowered Wintergreen (Moneses uniflora).|
|Alchemilla-leaved Cinquefoil (Potentilla alchemilloides).|
We eventually had to give up on the Woodpecker and continued on along the track adding Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater) and Crested Tits (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Goldcrest (Reyezuelo Sencillo / Regulus regulus), Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli), Egyptian Vulture (Alimoche Común / Neophron percnopterus), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus) and a couple of cronkng Ravens (Cuervo / Corvus corax).
|Wallcreeper (Treparriscos / Tichodroma muraria).|
|Pyrenean Saxifrage (Saxifraga longifolia).|
|View along the valley.|
|Black Vanilla Orchids (Nigritella angustifolia).|
|Red Helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra).|
|Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus).|
|Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne).|
We continued on down to the river and made a brief stop amongst the Hawthorns adding a False Ilex Hairstreak (Querquera / Satyrium esculi) to the butterfly list but as it was quite hot we saw nothing else. At this point some of the group decided that they wanted to return to the hotel and either had a rest or drop into one of the nearby bars but four of us decided to head back out to check the top end of the Hecho valley for a couple of hours.
|Yellowhammer (Escribano Cerillo / Emberiza citrinella).|
Birds included Egyptian Vultures, Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), Yellowhammer (Escribano Cerillo / Emberiza citrinella) and down by the river a little back down the valley both White (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Grey Wagtails (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) and a fine male Red-backed Shrike (Alcaudón Dorsirrojo / Lanius collurio) which gave just brief views before dissappearing from sight. After we had checked the river for amphibians with out any luck we decided to head back for the evening meal and to make up the days list.