|Can you identify this egg?
Bermejales 29th July 2013
A hot day with a slight breeze coming off of the water.
We decided to take a picnic down to our nearest embalse just outside of Alhama de Granada and arrived there about 11am - after coffee break, of course. En-route seeing a Buzzard, Magpies, Common Swifts, House Martins, Barn Swallows, Hoopoes, a single Crag Martin and House Sparrows.
The place was deserted except for an ayuntamiento worker perusing the embalse with a ´scope. Here we saw more of the latter hirundines, a Common Sandpiper searched the waters edge for insects, a few White Wagtails, several flocks of House Sparrows and Long-tailed Tits.
|Spotted Flycatcher Papamosas Gris Muscicapa striata
While I was away Jenny had seen a Grey Heron. The masses had turned up for swimming etc., so we moved round to another part of the embalse where very few people get due to the poor access to the water. Here, Jenny had a snooze while I went on another walk. More Spotted Flycatchers, House Martins, Blackcaps and a Common Coot - first I have seen here - was in the reeds.
|Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum
|Green Lacewing Chrysopa pallens
All photos by and courtesy of John Wainwright
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