A short stroll along the seashore this morning for a change. Some nice yellow and purple Sea Figs, Carpobrotus chilensis.
A couple of Wagtails, one Serin, a Blackcap and two Sardinian Warblers, but Black Redstarts by the score on Sunday morning.
I wasn’t out looking for birds but as they made the effort to come to me then I thought it only fair to grab a few shots.
There are still some Bird of Paradise flowers in bloom in various parts of the town, they always look nice. Seem to be some in bloom at almost all times of the year.
A quick wander along the beach this morning and there were a couple of Sardinian Warblers, Sylvia melanocephala, flitting about in the undergrowth.
The Butterfly Park, with its controlled tropical environment, is also a good place to find a variety of flowers and plants, particularly orchids. Not only are they colourful and impressive, they are also the source of the necessary nectar for many of the butterflies.
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.