First flowering Orchids of the year.
Second Municipal Lockdown Day 6.
|Somber Bee Orchid (Ophrys fusca / foresteri).|
I parked and went for a walk around the lower loop around the woods at Hacho just up the road, all along the track through the Almond trees there were masses of the common Broad-leaved Iris (Iris planifolia), most were blue but there were some nice white flowers as well.
|Broad-leaved Iris (Iris planifolia).|
There were a few singing Common Crossbills (Piquituerto Común / Loxia curvirostra) further along the track and as I came back down the other side I found Dartford (Curruca Rabilarga / Sylvia undata) and Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Song Thrush
(Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Robin
(Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Red-legged Partridge
(Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Iberian Grey Shrike
(Alcaudón Real Meridional / Lanius meridionalis) and the first flowering Somber Bee Orchid
(Ophrys fusca / foresteri) of the year.
|Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea).|
I finished the loop and then I dropped down on to the field but just for a quick scan to see what was on the Lucerne fields, I found Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Little Bustard (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax), Western Cattle Egret
(Garcilla Bueyera / Bubulcus ibis) and loads of Spotless
(Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) and Common Starlings
(Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris).
|Little Bustards (Sisón Común / Tetrax tetrax).|