Thought I'd try something different and post some of the sightings I've managed at the halfway point during my latest visit to Spain. A visit to the La Concepción Jardín Botánico-Historico de Málaga, A drive around the Rio Grande and of course around the gardens and terrace of the villa. I hope you enjoy them!
|A quick snap of a Firecrest while taking a breather walking around the Botanical Gardens in Malaga
|A female Blackcap takes time out for a bath at the Botanical Gardens
|A few large water features around the gardens provide a perfect opportunity ~ Black-tailed Skimmer
|A Serin taking advantage of the water features
|Basking in the sun this Turtle ~ Not sure of the I'd but fits Mesoamerican Slider, which would mean an introduced species at the Botanical Gardens.
|A Common Buzzard over the villa terrace ~ Always looks different in the bright Spanish sunlight.
|A noisy Iberian Green Frog
|Scarlet Darter ~ Botanical Gardens
|Orange-winged Dropwing ~ I suppose it does what it says on the tin
|A Serin takes shade in the garden
|Watching these amazing Bee-eaters along the Rio Grande
|Another Bee-eater performs aerobatics over the Rio Grande.
|A Cattle Egret from the car window while driving the Rio Grande ~ Luxury Birding!
|Western Yellow Wagtail along the Rio Grande
|Singing Crested Lark ~ Rio Grande
|A Hoopoe forages as I park under some tree cover along the Rio Grande
|A Swallowtail butterfly visits the terrace
|A Lang's short-tailed Blue ~ A regular to the villa gardens
|Another occasional visitor to the garden terrace is a Western Dappled White
|A Wood White during a woodland walk at Refugio de Juanar
|A Clouded Yellow visits the garden
|Booted Eagle over the Villa
|We watched from the villa as a wildfire in Mijas is brought under control quickly by the amazing Spanish firefighters. Memories of last year's devastating wildfire come flashing back.