Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sierra Nevada, Granada Province.

Back in to the mountains Butterfly hunting.
Day Three: with Kate and Jim from the UK.

Cardinal Fritillary (Pandora / Argynnis pandora).
Today we went to the lower track near the Ski Resort in search of the photographs that were wanted and then later we dropped down the old road again to the river and during the day we saw and photographed. During the walks around the ski resort and on the old road we had good views and took shots of Silver-studded (Plebejus argus hypochionus), Idas (Plebejus idas), Common / Southern (Polyommatus icarus / celina), Holly (Celastrina argiolus), Lang's Short-tailed (Leptotes pirithous), Long-tailed (Lampides boeticus), Escher's Blue (Agrodiaetus escheri), Spanish Brown
Cardinal Fritillary (Pandora / Argynnis pandora).
Argus (Aricia cramera), Southern Mountain Argus (Aricia montensis), Apollo (Apolo / Parnassius apollo subsp nevadensis), Queen of Spain (Issoria lathonia), Marsh (Euphydrayas aurinia beckeri), Niobe (Argynnis niobe) and Cardinal Fritillary (Pandora / Argynnis pandora), Cleopatra (Cleopatra / Gonepteryx cleopatra), False Ilex (Querquera / Satyrium esculi), Blue Spotted (Mancha Azul / Satyrium spini) and Spanish Purple Hairstreaks (Laeosopis roboris), Clouded Yellow 
Iberian Marbled White (Medioluto Ibérica / Melanargia lachesis).
(Colias Común / Colias corcea), Grayling (Hipparchia semele), Iberian Marbled White (Medioluto Ibérica / Melanargia lachesis), Large White (Pieris brassicae), Purple-shot (Lycaena alciphron subsp gordius) and Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas), Scarce Swallowtail (Chupaleches / Iphiclides podalirius feisthameli) and Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera), Spanish Gatekeeper (Lobito listado / Pyronia bathsheba), Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina ssp hispulla), Dusky Heath (Ninfa de Esper / Coenonympha dorus), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria), Comma ("C" blanca / Polygomum c-album), Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), Red-underwing (Spialia sertorius) and Small Skippers (Thymelicus sylvestris).
Iberian Marbled White (Medioluto Ibérica / Melanargia lachesis).
Birds seen included Woodchat Shrike (Alcaudón Común / Lanius senator), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Turtle Dove (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Rock Sparrow (Gorrión Chillón / Petronia petronia), Rock Bunting (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Red-billed Chough (Chova Piquirroja / Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Pallid Swift (Vencejo Pálido /Apus pallidus),
Iberian Marbled White (Medioluto Ibérica / Melanargia lachesis).
Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Golden Oriole (Oropéndola / Oriolus oriolus), Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus), European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Common Stonechat (Tarabilla Común / Saxicola torquata), Common Whitethroat
Epipactis fageticola.
  (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis), Melodious Warbler (Zarcero Común / Hippolais polyglotta), Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Bonelli's Warbler (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla).
By mid afternoon the heat had grown and we decided to drop back down to the house and call it a day.
Northern Wheatear (Collalba Gris / Oenanthe oenanthe).

Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea).
Silver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus hypochionus).
Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris).
Cleopatra (Cleopatra / Gonepteryx cleopatra).
Purple-shot Copper (Lycaena alciphron subsp gordius).
Provençal (Melitaea deione) or Heath Fritillary (Melitaea athalia).
Idas Blue (Plebejus idas) ???????
Cleopatra (Cleopatra / Gonepteryx cleopatra).
Purple-shot Copper (Lycaena alciphron subsp gordius).

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