Spain

Silk Floss Tree

In Spanish it is often called the Palo Boracho, the drunken stick, but its more usual name is the Silk Floss Tree, Ceiba speciosa, and I have seen several in Almuñecar without knowing what they were....
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Spain

Ficus benghalensis

Ficus benghalensis, generally known as the Indian Banyan, is a tree native to the Indian subcontinent and is one of the largest trees in the world in terms of canopy coverage. This one, however, is not in India, but Spain, and is not big at all....
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Birds

Soar point

The wind was fair whistling through the old Peñons along the coast in Almuñécar on Wednesday and it meant the gulls were either hovering gracefully or shooting past at a rate of knots....
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Birds

Hover craft

Nice to see the warblers slowly returning. This one kept popping out to hover next to a bush to grab a bite to eat, its little wings flapping at a rate of knots....
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Birds

Java Sparrow

The Java Sparrow, Lonchura oryzivora, is a very neat looking member of the Finch family and is a resident breeding bird in Java (strangely enough), Bali and most of Indonesia. It is also, unfortunately, a popular caged bird and is found in many homes throughout the world....
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