Eurasian Eagle Owl

Birds of Prey at the Falconry and Conservation Centre

On top of Monte Calamorro in Benalmádena is a Falconry and Conservation Centre with a variety of birds of prey. While I was waiting for their daily exhibition/display to start, an Osprey decided to drift in and made several dives onto the mountainside for prey. The Osprey was a visitor and not part of the centre.

Atlas Moth

Hairy legs

The impressive Atlas and Eri moths only survive for about one week as they do not have mouths and cannot therefore feed. What I hadn’t really noticed before is the size of their legs. They are quite thick, strong looking and hairy, very similar to those of a Tarantula in many ways.