Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Rio Velez, Malaga Province.

Mad dogs and English birders, well for a short while go out in the stinking heat.

I spent a very uncomfortable couple of hours birding along the river near Velez Malaga whilst Jayne was shopping in the town but soon started to think it was not such a bright idea as the temperature soared. I did a quickish walk down to the beach from the road bridge and back again, getting very hot and bothered and only seeing Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Monk Parakeet (Cotorra Argentina / Myiopsitta monachus), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus), Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Audouin's (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii), Mediterranean (Gaviota Cabecinegra / Larus melanocephalus), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus) and Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Reed Warbler (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallows (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirudo daurica), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild) and Yellow Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae). As well as Iberian Blue-tail (Ischnura graellsii), Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope), Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii), Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea), African Grass Blue (Nina esmaltada / Zizeeia knysna), Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea), Small White (Artogeia rapae) and Iberian Water Frogs (Rana Común / Rana Perezi).

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