Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Gibraltar.

Day one of a visit to Gibraltar with Jayne and friends Lesley and Allan Brisco.

We drove down to the crossing and went on to the Rock and to the car park near the cable car station where we left the car and headed to the top. The weather was not great and by the time we were at the top we were in the clouds. We walked back down to the halfway stop seeing plenty of Barbary Macaques (Macaca sylvanus) including several youngsters. During the walk I also saw Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Black Redstart (Colirrojo Tizón / Phoenicurus ochruros), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Wild Clematis (Clematis vitalba), Common Snapdragon (Antirrhinum major), Common Snapdragon (Antirrhinum major), Wild Clary (Salvia verbenaca) and Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia baetica). One thing I really like was a road sign on the way down with a Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius) Warning.

Later we had a nice lunch and a walk around the town before spending a very nice evening in the town of La Linea.

Photographs from the topThe Docks and port through the cloud, Jayne, Allan and Lesley on the Cable Car, Across the bay from the Cable Car, 2x Barbary Macaques (Macaca sylvanus), Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia baetica) and Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius) Warning sign.

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