Friday, 1 March 2019

Rio Fuengirola, Malaga Province.

A hour on the pools and River.

Vagrant Emperor's (Anax ephippiger).
Jayne had an hours shopping so I checked out the pool and Rio near to Dunn's Store where I had a walk up stream a short way and had views of several roosting Great Cormorants (Cormorán Grande / Phalacrocroax carbo), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Western Cattle Egret (Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus) and Yellow-legged Gulls (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Serin (Verdecillo / Serinus serinus), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Zitting Cisticola (Buitrón / Cisticola juncidis), Cetti's Warbler (Ruisenor Bastardo / Cettia cetti), Common Sandpiper (Andarrios Chico / Actitis hypoleucos), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Monk Parakeet (Cotorra Argentina / Myiopsitta monachus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Crag Martin (Avión Roquero / Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla) and Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) anlong with Clouded Yellow (Colias Común / Colias corcea), Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) and Large White (Pieris brassicae).

Vagrant Emperor's (Anax ephippiger).
 The star of the hour were 2xM and 1xF Vagrant Emperor's (Anax ephippiger), a pair were showing well in tandem whilst the second male hassled them regularly.

Vagrant Emperor's (Anax ephippiger).

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