Saturday 13 August 2016

Charca de Suarez and Cerro Gordo, Granada Province.

Another day down on the coast with Jayne, Lynn and Steve.

Water Rail (Rascón Europeo / Rallus aquaticus).
We all headed down to the coast near Motril where Steve and I spent a couple of hours in the wetland reserve of Charca de Suarez and Jayne and Lynn went for a long walk along the beach to get Jayne's 10.000 steps in for the day.
Water Rail (Rascón Europeo / Rallus aquaticus).
We first stopped at the small hide over looking the long pool on the western side of the reserve, on the way round we had seen Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) and a single Monarch (Danaus plexippus).
Red Avadavat (Bengali Rojo / Amandava amandava).
Once in the hide we spent quite a while watching and photographing small parties of Red Avadavats (Bengali Rojo / Amandava amandava) as they feed on the exposed mud of a very low pool. we also saw Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Common Sandpiper (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos), Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum), Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator), Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea) and Stripe-necked Terrapin (Mauremys leprosa).
Red Avadavat (Bengali Rojo / Amandava amandava).
We moved on to the new hide over looking the new lagoon which was also lacking a great deal of water and spent the rest of the visit seeing what came out of the reeds.
Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus).
Species seen included Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus), Green Sandpiper (Andarrios Grande / Tringa ochropus), Red-rumped (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirudo daurica) and Barn Swallows (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Little Egret (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Kingfisher (Martin Pescador / Alcedo atthis), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Water Rail (Rascón Europeo / Rallus aquaticus), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Western Swamp-hen (Calamon Común / Porphyrio porphyrio), Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis) and both male and female Little Bitterns (Avetorillo Común / Ixobrychus minutus) but only in flight as well as Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria), Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) and Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope).
Black-winged Stilt (Ciguenela Común / Himantopus himantopus).
After lunch we drove a little further along the coast to Cerro Gordo where we walked out to the tower and photographed the splended Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius) and at the same time saw Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus), Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus), Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata), Western Orphean (Curruca Mirlano / Sylvia hortensis) and Sardinian Warblers (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) and Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus).
Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius).
The only big dip of the day was when we visited Salabrena and the frozen milk shop was closed!!!! GUTTED. We did however have a cracking meal at El Cerro bar in Loja later in the evening.
Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius).
Steve and the Two-tailed Pasha.
Jayne by the tower.
Swallowtail (Papilio machaon).

Thursday 11 August 2016

Hacho, Loja, Granada Province.

Night sky photography with Steve.

Steve and i went out late in the evening hoping to see the European Eagle Owls (Buho Real / Bubo bubo) on Hacho near Loja but we only managed to hear them as well as Little (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) and Scop's (Autillo Europeo / Otus scops). 
Before dark we also saw Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Red-billed Chough (Chova Piquirroja / Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki) and Blue-rock Thrush (Roquero Solitario / Monticola solitarius). 
Once it started to go dark we set up the tripods and took some shots of the stars and planets.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Sierra Nevada, Granada Province.

A day in the mountains for Steve and I whilst the girls go shopping in Granada City.

Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus) pale morph.
We made our way up the main road heading for the Botanical Gardens but made a quick stop in a road side layby for a pale morph Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus) which was soaring over the valley. 
Chlorophorus trifasciatus.
In the same area we had Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli), Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and a Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera).
Southern Mountain Argus (Aricia montensis).
We arrived at the gardens and walked through to the pool at the bottom and then up through the pine woods, on the way we saw but did not have great of Common Crossbill, Bonelli's Warbler, Crested (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Blue  (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Great Tits (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Alpine (Vencejo Real / Apus melba) and Pallid Swifts (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla) and in a stack together soaring over the trees 2x Short-toed Eagles (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), 1x Booted Eagle and 2x Bonelli's Eagles (Aguila-azor / Hieraetus faciatus). 
Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) older female.
The longer we were at this site the thicker the cloud got so butterflies were few and far between but we did manage to find Bath White (Pontia daplidice), Tree (Neohipparchia statilinus) and Great Banded Graylings (Kanetisa circe), Southern Mountain Argus (Aricia montensis), Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina), Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus), Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) and we also had a very smart Long-horn Beetle named Chlorophorus trifasciatus.
False Mallow / Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus tripolinus / alceae).
The cloud was by now quite thick so we decieded to drop down a long way and in to the genil Valley where we checked a site along the river for butterflies and dragons. Straight away we found a rather old female Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) which was soon followed by the first of quite a few Common Golden Ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii subsp algirica), Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) as well as Mediterranean Shieldbug (Carpocoris mediterraneus), False Mallow / Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus tripolinus / alceae), Lang's Short-tailed (Leptotes pirithous), Common / Southern (Polyommatus icarus / celina) and Long-tailed Blues (Lampides boeticus) and Small White (Pieris rapae). 
Common Golden Ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii).
On the river we had a Dipper (Mirlo Acuático / Cinclus cinclus) and several Grey Wagtails (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) and further up stream single males of Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata), Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) and Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo).
Common Golden Ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii).
 Later we went down into the City to meet the girls before heading home and having a nice evening on the terrace.
Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Male.

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Coastal Granada Province.

A day along the coast.

Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata).
I met Clements Radenborg, his wife Margreet, daughter Rebecca and her friend Sanne near Padul and we headed down towards the coast stoppng at a spot on the side of the Rio Guadalfeo north of Motril were we checked the rapids for Dipper (Mirlo Acuático / Cinclus cinclus) but dipped.
Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus).
How ever we did get views of several Golden Orioles (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata), Cetti's (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti) and Reed Warblers (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) and Common Kestrels (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus).
Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator).
We continued on down the old road to the coast and stopped at a small layby next to an area of water irrigation channels where we found a very smart leucistic Spotted Flycatcher along with several normal birds, Common (Vencejo Común / Apus apus) and Alpine Swifts (Vencejo Real / Apus melba), Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallows (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirudo daurica), House (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Crag Martins (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris).
Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus).
Our next stop was down on the beach near Motril port, we parked and checked the large concrete pans where there was a large concentration of Audouin's Gulls (Gaviota de Audouin / Larus audouinii) as well as several Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Yellow-legged (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis) and Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Crested Larks (Cogujada / Galerida cristata). Next we crossed the nearby channel where we saw Little Ringed Plover (Chorlitejo Chico / Charadrius dubius), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Yellow Wagtail (Lavandera Boyera / Motacilla flava iberiae) and just on the other side Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Red Avadavat (Bengali Rojo / Amandava amandava) and Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).
White-rumped Swift (Vencejo Cafre / Apus caffer).
Along the river and on the beach we added Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) and out to sea several Sandwich Terns (Charrán Patinegro / Sterna sandvicensis).
Mediterranean Chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon).
On the beach there were more Black-headed, Yellow-legged and Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a few Audouin's Gulls which Clements was keen to photograph and did so very nicely.
We moved on to the entrance of Charca del Suarez to show Clements where it was so that they could return later in their holiday, whilst we were there we saw Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur) and a fine Monarch (Danaus plexippus).
As the main reserve was shut we went to the back road where we had a walk along the concrete road and found more Red Avadavats, Pallid Swifts, Red-rumped Swallows, heard Common Quail (Codorniz Común / Coturnix coturnix), Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui). 
Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius).
Our last stop of the day was further down the coast at a coastal headland, we first of all headed up highest point. On the way up Clement spotted a very nice Mediterranean Chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon) crossing the road, we stopped and found it in a small pine tree at the side of the road where we photographed it. At the top we soon found three White-rumped Swifts (Vencejo Cafre / Apus caffer) mixed in with a few Pallids and lots of Red-rumped Swallows. In the trees we had a rather scruffy Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla) and Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater) before our attention was drawn away by a Short-toed Eagle (Culebrera Europeo / Circaetus gallicus), a couple of Common Kestrels and two Spanish Ibex (Cabra pyreaica hispanica).
Clements photographing the Pasha.
We later dropped down the hill again and as we drove around to the headland we found a cracking Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius) which perched a couple of times for Clements camera. Later we walked out to the furthest point of the headland where we had more Two-tailed Pasha's, several Red-veined Darters (Sympetrum fonscolombii), Blue-rock Thrush (Roquero Solitario / Monticola solitarius), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Western Orphean Warbler (Curruca Mirlano / Sylvia hortensis) and yet more Spotted flycatchers.
From here we went back up to Padul and then I headed home.

Thanks Clements, Margreet, Rebecca and Sanne for their company on an enjoyable day.

Monday 8 August 2016

Algarinejo area and the Eastern end of Emabalse de Iznajar, Granada Province, Spain.

All four of us go for a couple of very nice river walks.

Northern Goshawk (Azor Común / Accipitor gentillis).
Jayne, Lynn, Steve and I all set off heading North to Algarinejo for the first of two walks we were going to do today, partly looking for dragonflies but also to get a good step count in for Jayne's challenge. 
Jayne on a rather wobbly bridge.
We arrived at the first spot and parked, in the trees near by we started the list off with Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Small White (Pieris rapae), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria), Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) and Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) which were paticularly common on this river. 
Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Female.
Further down we dropped down through the woodlands to the rivers edge, we saw a couple of moths on this darker stretch, a huge Catocala elocata and a much smaller Stegania trimaculata (Dorset Cream Wave). 
Steve with his big one.
We continued on along the valley of this superb little river passing open areas, gorges, waterfalls and going in and out of different types of woodland. 
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria).
During the walk lots of species were seen including Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Barn (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallows (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirudo daurica), House (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Spotted Flycatcher (Papamoscas Gris / Muscicapa striata), White (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Grey Wagtails (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus) and European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster).
There were quite a few Dragonflies and Butterflies seen along the way as well, these included Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) x 1M, Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi), White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes), Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus), Western Spectre (Boyeria Irene), Iberian Blue-tail (Ischnura graellsii), Western Willow Spreadwing (Lestres viridis) x 3M, Lang's Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous), Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus), Lorquin's Blue (Cupido lorquinii), Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) and Iberian Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthameli), Spanish Brown Argus (Aricia cramera), False Ilex Hairstreak (Satyrium esculi), Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea), Bath White (Pontia daplidice), Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina) and Cleopatra (Cleopatra / Gonepteryx cleopatra). 
Northern Goshawk (Azor Común / Accipitor gentillis).
At the far end of the walk I went on ahead slightly from the others and found a very nice little bar and by the time Jayne, Lynn and Steve found me I was enjoying a beer. 
Jayne wading, fine with the snakes but the rat made her take to dry land.
After ther others had had a drink we walked back to the car and then dropped down onto one of the rivers near Zagra where it flows in to the Embalse de Iznajar. on our way down to the start of this second walk we had a very nice Goshawk (Azor Común / Accipitor gentillis) come out of a track side tree and circle around us. 
Large Pincertail (Onychogomphus uncatus) Female.
Once down by the dry arm of the lake we walked up stream along the rio for a couple of KM before we started to spot snakes which Jayne and Lynn were not too bothered about but we we found Brown Rats (Rattus norvegicus) it was time to turn around. 
Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Male.
However by this time we had found good numbers of birds including Crag Martin, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Blue-rock Thrush (Roquero Solitario / Monticola solitarius), Black Wheatear (Collalba Negra / Oenanthe leucura) and Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa) as well as Viperine Snake (Culebra Viperina / Natrix maura), Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi),  Andalucian Wall Lizard (Podarcis vaucheri), Orange-winged and Violet Dropwings (Trithemis annulata), White Featherleg, Small Pincertail, Epaulet (Orthetrum chrysostigma), Keeled (Orthetrum coerulescens) and Southern Skimmers (Orthetrum brunneum), Copper Demoiselle, Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea) and a single male Mediterranean Bluet (Coenagrion caerulescens) which Lynn found.
Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Male.
Once we were back at the car we headed home and added just a Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) which flew over the garden.
Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) Female.
Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) Male.
Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi). Male.

Sunday 7 August 2016

Moraleda Fields and the Cacín Valley, Granada Province.

Another day with Steve Jones and our camera's.

Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua).
We started the day on the fields near to Moraleda, we stopped to have a quick look at the cages full of Falcons just on the edge of town before going out on to the nearby stubble fields. Straight away we were surrounded by Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops) all of which were very camera shy as were most other species except for a very nice immature Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua) which showed very well and sat for ages for us to take lots of nice photographs. 
Thekla Lark (Cogujada Montesina / Galerida theklae).
In the same area we had Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Crested (Cogujada / Galerida cristata) and Thekla Larks (Cogujada Montesina / Galerida theklae), Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), Collared (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto) and Turtle Doves (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Ganga Ortega / Pterocles orientalis), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) and Swallowtail (Papilio machaon).
Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus).
We decided to leave the fields but planned to return later when it was hotter, so we dropped down into the Valley and went along to the bridge over the Cacín. From the bridge we had Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) x20M & 15F, a very smart female Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) as well as several more males later along the canal, a heard only Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Common Crossbill (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) on the distant pines, Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus) and a male Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala) which scolded us from cover along with a Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos).
Little Owl (Mochuelo Europeo / Athene noctua).
We spent quite a while there then walking along the track towards the dam and this was where Steve made a very unpleasant discovery. Some complete B*******d had put a young dog in a plastic bag and dumped it under some trees, which was bad enough but had then pinned it down with a large rock to make sure it could not escape . The poor thing had got out of the bag but had died due to being pinned down, some times I do despaired at the blatant cruelty in this country.
Female Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi).

Along the track we saw White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) x5, Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii), Common / Southern Blue (Polyommatus icarus / celina), Small White (Pieris rapae), we also has 2 Black Kites (Milano Negro / Milvus migrans), a pale phase Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus) and a couple of Hawfinch (Picogordo / Coccotraustes coccotrauetes) do fly overs. Also seen or heard were Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Red-rumped Swallow (Golondrina Dáurica / Hirudo daurica) and House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica).
Female Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis).
Next we spent a short while scanning the Embalse nearby and added Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Little Grebe (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea) and a Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli) to the days list.
Female Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi).
Again we made just a brief stop at the Rio Cacín near the town but found several new butterfly species for the day list including Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus), Lang's Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous), Large White (Pieris brassicae) and Clouded Yellow (Colias corcea).
Female Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Ganga Ortega / Pterocles orientalis).
We decded then to return to the fields and check the Almond groves which paid off as we had nice views of a pair of Black-bellied Sandgrouse and managed decent shots of the female before the walked off into an area which was to rough for us to follow using the car as a hide. 
Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) egg laying.
We also had Iberian Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthameli) and Iberian / Southern Grey Shrike (Alcaudón Real Meridional / Lanius meridionalis) before going to our last location of the day which was at Balsa de Regidor looking for daragonflies. 
Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Female.
Bird wise we saw nothing new but added Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria) x1M, Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) x8M, Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata), Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) x 2M & 1F, Small Red-eyed (Erythromma viridulum) and more Red-veined Darters and Orange-winged Dropwings before heading home.
Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Male.