Flowers

Wet flora

It was most definitely a pleasant change going for a wander after the torrential rain of the past couple of days, so a bit of flora along with the odd raindrop here and there....
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Birds

Feasting on Wild Tobacco

No flies, plenty of Flycatchers. Plenty of flies, no Flycatchers. So, either the Flycatchers are coming out at the wrong time or, far more likely, they do a rather good job. As do the Swifts as they speed up and down the streets in the town several times a day....
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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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