The Serins were about, as usual, and, again as usual, they were invariably munching away at the undergrowth. Having said that, I did manage to get a few shots where they were not stuffing their beaks…
My models for the morning were a group of Sparrows. I rather like the way the first one has spread himself out on the branch.
The Desembocadura del Rio Vélez (Mouth of the River Vélez) is easily accessible from the end of the Paseo de Marítimo (promenade) in Torre del Mar, a short walk, and it hosts a variety of interesting flora and fauna, particularly smaller birds. However…
This is an Abdim’s Stork – or White-bellied Stork if you prefer – which was quite happy to strike up a rather nice pose.
Popped out for a quick morning wander and there was a feeding frenzy going on. Serins galore (as ever), Goldfinches, Blackcaps, Greenfinches, Linnets and a pair of Great Tits, not the most common sighting in this area.
Will the UK see the reintroduction of the Lynx after an absence of 1,300 years? It is a slow process, but it has been working in Spain, despite a number being killed on the roads. The return of the Lynx
The Leopard, Panthera pardus, is a member of the family Felidae and is found in sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and even Siberia. It is, however, a near-threatened species due to habitat loss and illegal hunting, as is so often the case unfortunately.
A lot of rain recently, some of it pretty heavy, but not enough to leave more than the odd puddle in our so-called river. Enough to flood brand new underground car parks, but apparently insufficient to generate even a modest stream in its wake. Ah well.
The Red River Hog, Potamochoerus porcus, also referred to as the Bush Pig, is a mainly nocturnal wild member of the pig family and is found in much of West Africa.