Mom and John's last full day, so we went down to the coast.
|Mom and John on the sea front at Torre del Mar.|
As we walked I saw a few species including Caspian Tern (Pagaza Piquiroja / Sterna caspia) x3 which were heading west along the beach, Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus) and lots of the noisy invasive Monk Parakeets (Cotorra Argentina / Myiopsitta monachus).
As we sat on one of the benches in amongst the municipal gardens I saw a small white butterfly land briefly on a stone and when I checked it I was surprised to see it was very smart male Desert Orange-tip (Colotis evagore) but before I could get a picture it was off strongly west along the front.
We turned around and stopped for some lunch and an ice-cream before heading back to the house, later we went down to La Fabrica where we had a very nice evening meal in Restaurante / Asador Panilla or as the locals know it José's.