Thursday, 16 June 2016

Near Archidona, Malaga Province.

Travelling to Liz and Ray's for a few days dog and cat sitting.
Day one.

Jayne and I drove along the A92 and the took to the tracks to reach our base for the next few days. On the way I saw good numbers of Alpine (Vencejo Real / Apus melba), Common (Vencejo Común / Apus apus) and Pallid Swifts (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus), Turtle (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur) and Collared Doves (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Crested (Cogujada / Galerida cristata) and Calandra Larks (Calandria / Melanocorypha calandra), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Iberian / Azure-winged Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cyanus) and European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster).
In the garden we added Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli), Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi), Carpentor Bee (Xylocopa violacea), Conehead mantis (Empusa pennata), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria), Small White (Artogeia rapae), Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea) and Cleopatra (Cleopatra / Gonepteryx cleopatra) before having a very nice evening meal with Liz.

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