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Thursday, 11 July 2019



This blog has been neglected for almost a year, mainly because posting in Facebook has taken over and I've been overly busy working out new routes which include flora and butterflies for various tour companies next year.  We're branching out because when you live amongst so much beauty it's hard to limit it to avian life, and I'm hoping that we can attract small groups of conservation-minded tourists to the area, setting a good example to counteract the misconception by authorities (which will remain nameless) that busloads of tourists marching through the countryside is a good idea... and also help to reactivate the local economy.

Anyway here are a few of the beauties that we've been able to see...
Bee-eater near nesting colony
Black Stork
Cuckoo
Egyptian vulture
White stork colony
European Pond Turtle
Knapweed fritillary Melitae-phoebe-occitanica
Large toirtoiseshell Nymphalis-polychloros
Cardinal fritillary Argynnis Pandora
Spanish Festoon Zerynthia rumina 
Zerynthia rumina (worn) 
Gt-Banded Grayling Kanetisa circe
Pycnogaster jugicola Fat-bellied saddle bush cricket
Nemoptera bipennis


Nemoptera bipennis
Adenocarpus argyrophyllus in flower
Adenocarpus argyrophyllus seed pod
Astragalus epiglottis
Narcissus rupicola
Veronica nevadensis
Linaria amethystea sbsp amethystea
Anarrinhum duriminium
Anthericum-liliago
Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel
Anarrhinum bellidifolium
Armeria

Androrchis mascula
Serapias lingua

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