Saturday, 6 August 2016

Malaga Province.

Up to our knees in Dragons and wastes in water.

Ringed Cascader (Zygonyx torridus).
Steve and I headed out to a spot on the Guadalhorce North of Malaga to look for Dragonflies and other wildlife. 
Faded Pincertail (Onychogomphus costae).
We arrived on site and found that there was a lot more vegetation along the main river and quite a lot more water in a very nice little side tributary.
White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes).
We were at the spot by 11.00 and left at 17.00 and spent the whole six hours in an area of just a couple of hundred meters of river where we saw Large (Onychogomphus uncatus) x1M, Small (Onychogomphus forcipatus) and Faded Pincertails (Onychogomphus costae) x12M & 3F, Ringed Cascader (Zygonyx torridus) x9M, Blue / Common (Anax imperator) x2 M & 1F and Lesser Emperors (Anax parthenope) x1M, Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) and Red-veined Darters (Sympetrum fonscolombii), Orange-winged (Trithemis kirbyi) and Violet Dropwings (Trithemis annulata), Southern (Orthetrum brunneum) x1M and Epaulet Skimmers (Orthetrum chrysostigma) x 2M.
Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina).
Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis), Blue-eye (Erythromma lindenii), Iberian Blue-tail (Ischnura graellsii) and White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes). 
Faded Pincertail (Onychogomphus costae).
In the same area we had Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) x1, Greater Short-toed (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus) and Booted Eagles (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus), Black Kite (Milano Negro / Milvus migrans), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Waxbill (Estrilda Ondulada / Estrilda astrild), Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina), Southern Gatekeeper (Pyronia cecilia), African Grass Blue (Nina esmaltada / Zizeeia knysna), Mediterranean skipper (Gegenes nostrodamus), Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi), Stripe-necked Terrapin (Mauremys leprosa) and Viperine Snake (Culebra Viperina / Natrix maura).
Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi).
Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus).
Tandem pair of White Featherlegs (Platycnemis latipes).
Blue-eye (Erythromma lindenii).

Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata).

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