A wonder around Ronda followed by a few hours in the field near to Grazalema.
|Red-billed Chough (Chova Piquirroja / Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax).|
After an appointment with the Doc's Jayne and I headed off towards Grazalema where we were going to visit Sue and Sam and to meet Sue's new Partener carlos. We drove through to a garage just to the west of Antequera where we had breakfast before going to Ronda.
|Southern Early Purple Orchid (Chupaeros / Androrchis Olbiensis).|
We parked and then spent some time along the main street, after a while I left Jayne shopping and went down to the Gorge where I scanned the skys looking for birds and soon had views of Red-billed Choughs (Chova Piquirroja / Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Crag (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris) and House Martins (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Barn Swallows (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Serins (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus).
|Intermediate Periwinkle (Vinca difformis).|
Jayne met me down by the Gorge and then we headed back up the main street calling in at the main square and having a very good menu del dia before going back to the car and driving out towards Montejaque.
|Meadow Saxifrage (Saxifraga granulata).|
|Ranunculus picatus subsp blepharicarpos.|
|Andalusian Storksbill (Erodium recorderi).|
|Sheep and Lamb.|