Thursday 26 May
A few more photos from the Axarquia Bird Group visit to Charca de Suarez and then on up to the picnic area at Velez de Benaudalla. No end of Spotted Flycatchers to be seen and the Dipper parents put in an awful lot of activity as they flew downstream and back to collect food for their growing family and so give all eleven of us present some magnificent sightings. Just a shame that when ether parent did pause for breath on the sticks below the nest site it was in shadow and, looking at the resulting photographs, none of us seemed to have got the exposure anywhere near correct. But the main thing was that we watched and observed the birds and their whirring activity so giving much pleasure and memories that will remain in the mind for many months to come.
|Spotted Flcatcher Papamoscas Gris Muscicapa striata
|European Turtle Dove Tortola Europea Streptopelia turtur
|The ever-captivating Purple Swamphen Calamon Comun pPorphyrio porphyrio
|The dancing White Wagtail Lavandera Blanca Motacilla alba
|Lovely to see a good number of Monarch Danaus plexippus butterflies about the reserve but when they finally land they invariably have their wings closed.
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