A short stroll along the seashore this morning for a change. Some nice yellow and purple Sea Figs, Carpobrotus chilensis.
As I arrived by the riverside this morning my attention was suddenly caught by the almost unmistakeable wingbars and crest of a Hoopoe as it swooped down and landed. Unfortunately I was totally unprepared – wrong lens, camera still at my side – so I just watched and admired this impressive creature before it flew off a couple of minutes later.
A couple of Wagtails, one Serin, a Blackcap and two Sardinian Warblers, but Black Redstarts by the score on Sunday morning.
Sunday morning and a flight (or gulp, according to some sources) of Cormorants had once again taken up residence on the rocks. Every so often, one would try its hand at fishing, staying under the water for what seemed a very long time.
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.
The Monk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus, originates from Argentina and the surrounding area but there are nw self-sustaining feral populations around the globe, including in many areas in Spain. This group are often to be found on the Balcón de Europa in the centre of Nerja, and at the moment they are busy nest building.
The White-faced Saki, Pithecia pithecia, is a species of saki monkey found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. This particular one is a female, the male having a more white forehead, face and throat.
Graceful and elegant in flight with what seems like very little effort…but can be noisy (Although not on this occasion).
Pigeons are amongst the best fliers apparently, so I decided to try and get a few shots of them in the air.