Friday, 3 June 2016

Near Bobadilla Hotel, Granada Province.

A mornings surveying a large finca on the edge of Granada Province.

I met Catherine and her friend Sian at her Finca and we had a long walk around the Oak woodlands and fields on Catherine's land. We found a good number of wildflowers, birds, butterflies and other species. I am not going to list them all here but some of the more interesting were Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli), Green Woodpecker (Pito Real / Picus viridis), Common Cuckoo (Cuco Común / Cuculus canorus), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis), Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula), Large Pincertail (Onychogomphus uncatus), Spanish Gatekeeper (Lobito listado / Pyronia bathsheba), False Ilex Hairstreak (Querquera / Satyrium esculi), Spanish Brown Argus (Aricia cramera), Bath White (Blanqiverdosa / Pontia daplidice), Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris), Ladder Snake (Rhinechis scalaris), Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi), Sword-leaved Helleborine (Cephalanatera longifolia), Blue Hounds-tongue (Cynoglossum creticum), Red Phlomis (Phlomis purpurea), Common Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea ssp grandiflorum), Curry Plant (Helecrisum stoechaes), Grey-leaved Cistus (Cistus albidus), Large Blue Flax (Linum narbonense), Mediterranean Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria), Rabbits bread (Andryala integrifolia), Southern Knapweed (Centaurea pullata ssp pullata), Yellow Phlomis (Phlomis lychnitis) and a great deal more.

Photographs from the top: False Ilex Hairstreak (Querquera / Satyrium esculi), Red Phlomis (Phlomis purpurea), Large Pincertail (Onychogomphus uncatus), Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) and 2x Common Chicory (Cichorium intybus).

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