I was not the only one who decided to have a stroll along the beach!
As I meandered down the walkway to the riverbed, I spotted something in one of the (many) cracks and holes in the bridge supports. I have identified it as a Horseshoe Whip Snake.
It has been a very dry year and I can’t remember the last time I saw a decent specimen of fungus, so I was quite pleased to stumble upon this one. Although it looks a bit like half a garlic Naan bread, I believe it is a Bracket fungus, maybe a Polypore of some kind.
Quite a large colony of Cormorants, Phalacrocorax, on Laguna Grande in Málaga at the moment, most seemingly spending the whole day just standing around, hardly moving at all.
Quite a few Wagtails about, all quite happy to be near humans.
This is the Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata, a common migratory dabbling duck which spends the winter in southern Europe, ostensibly in Spain, Italy and Greece.
Had a good little trip today, saw: Stonechat, Redstarts, Cormorants, Sardinian Warblers, Blackcaps, loads of Goldfinches, warblers of various sorts, Moorhens, Coots, ducks…but this one took the biscuit. Not the best shot, but the best I could get in the circumstances.
After just over a month being somewhat incapacitated, it was great to get out for a little walk down by the river, even though it still has no water in it. One day, maybe.
Lots of bananas around at the moment, although for some reason most of them never get picked. No idea why not, but presumably there must be a good reason.