Birds

Bugging out

Under the wide canopy of a huge tree, dozens of small warblers were having a feeding frenzy, flitting from branch to branch to seek out bugs, sometimes digging them out of small holes in the trunk....
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Butterflies

Spanish Festoon

Although they are supposed to be present throughout the Iberian peninsula, and in a variety of habitats, today was the first time I recall having across the colourful Spanish Festoon, Zerynthia rumina, a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae....
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Birds

Early feeders

A quick stroll and there were a few Black Redstarts merrily feeding, along with some Chiffchaffs, Sardinian Warblers and the odd Pied Wagtail. No waders at all this morning, very surprising....
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Butterflies

A bevy of butterflies

There was a bevy of butterflies fluttering on the gentle breeze, with Small and Large Whites galore, Clouded Yellows and the odd Red Admiral. I chased a couple of Admirals up and down, hoping they would pause for just a second, but alas.....
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Animals

Komodo Dragon

There are some creatures one is unfortunately not likely to see in the wild, one of these being the Komodo Dragon, Varanus komodoensis, a very large carnivorous member of the Monitor Lizard family....
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Spain

Common Screwpine

The Common Screwpine, Pandanus utilis, is native to Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles but, despite its name, is apparently not actually a pine. I don't think it looks much like a pine at all....
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