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This is my favourite snap of the day, a young Spotted Flycatcher eager to fill his belly. Quite pleased with this one.
This is my favourite snap of the day, a young Spotted Flycatcher eager to fill his belly. Quite pleased with this one.
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Next up, on one of the small islands, was a pair of Hoopoe, Upupa epops, with their extremely distinctive crests.
Next up, on one of the small islands, was a pair of Hoopoe, Upupa epops, with their extremely distinctive crests.
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I wasn't sure what to expect on my first trip to the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, so everything was a nice surprise. For a change I am going to try and cover things in order.
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I wasn't sure what to expect on my first trip to the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, so everything was a nice surprise. For a change I am going to
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These plants grow on the cliff face by the Balcón de Europa in Nerja.
These plants grow on the cliff face by the Balcón de Europa in Nerja.
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I suppose they are not called Swifts without reason, and my attempts to photograph them have, until now, been (being very generous) 'dismal'.
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These are the two largest butterflies at the Butterfly Park, the Owl Butterfly, Caligo memnon, and the Peleides Blue Morpho, Morpho peleides.
These are the two largest butterflies at the Butterfly Park, the Owl Butterfly, Caligo memnon, and the Peleides Blue Morpho, Morpho peleides.
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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.
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
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It wasn't too long before I came across the first 'hide', a welcome bit of shelter from the searing heat and a welcome chance to sit and guzzle some water.
It wasn't too long before I came across the first 'hide', a welcome bit of shelter from the searing heat and a welcome chance to sit and guzzle some water.
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I decided to venture somewhere new today, a 67 hectare area at the estuary of the rio Guadalhorce in Málaga known as the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce. Despite setting off early it was a scorcher, probably only mid to high thirties but it…
I decided to venture somewhere new today, a 67 hectare area at the estuary of the rio Guadalhorce in Málaga known as the Parque Natural Desembocadura del
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The pollen collectors were busy this morning flitting from flower to flower.
The pollen collectors were busy this morning flitting from flower to flower.
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This is the Emerald Swallowtail, Papilio palinurus, also known as the Emerald Peacock or Green-banded Peacock, a quite large butterfly native to southeast Asia.
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There can be very few Lepidopterans more impressive than the mighty Atlas Moth, Attacus atlas. Probably the most surprising fact about this moth is that it has no mouth, relying on fat storage once it emerges from the cocoon.
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