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  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) 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 corcea) and Cleopatra (Gonepteryx cleopatra) before having a very nice evening meal with Liz.

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