Went for a wander this morning but not much at all happening on the bird front at the moment. Saw the odd Blackcap, a couple of Spotted Flycatchers, one finch, a few doves, Swallows and Martins, but not a lot else.
Although it is still quite colourful along the Rio No Water, the blooms are most definitely coming to the end of their time.
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 Bird of Paradise flowers, Strelitzia, are in bloom at the moment, this one adorning the Balcón de Europa in Nerja.
There were also some nice orchids and other tropical plants at the Butterfly Park. Number three and five are both types of Phaleonopsis orchids.
The rio Chillar is drier than a dry bone at the moment, the only exception being the unfortunate sewage on the banks where the unscrupulous have connected their outlets to the stormwater drains.
These plants grow on the cliff face by the Balcón de Europa in Nerja.
I always thoroughly enjoy a trip to the Butterfly Park – Mariposario – in Benalmádena, and I still experience the same feeling of awe upon entering as I did on the very first occasion a few years ago.
The greens and browns as the dry season prepares to give way to the wet season, or as it has been re-branded for tourism purposes, the ‘Green Season’.