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Thursday, 21 May 2015

A potter by the river


We had to go to a shop today so we decided to have a wander down to the river while we were there. We are so glad we did. We missed a lot of the spring down there last year due to the heavy rains. But I have to say the extra water seems to have helped a real flush of rich green bursting with spring flowers. We saw somw lovely birds. But there is not much else to say, the pictures say it all.
A white stork shading it's young from the sun


A black stork using it's wings to block the light so it can see the fish

So elegant
Heron

The bee-eaters have colonised several of the pits






Last year this pit was colonised by thousands of sand martins. We have seen none this year



Sparkly river

So lush






There were lots of butterflies flitting about but they wouldn't stay still


Many frogs, making big noise!


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A great (distant) sighting, a lesser spotted eagle



White stork "frogging"

The goat herd

That eagle again

Cormorants

The cow herder's dog, they come in all shapes and sizes



A gypsy dropping off some rubbish. It looks as if someone is doing a renovation
A shrike of some sort

European roller

Crested lark
Spanish sparrow


Some sort of duck

The shepherd

Another shrike

And home to our little oasis

6 comments:

  1. Oh I'm so envious of all those exotic birds - and great photos of them! Two types of stork as well! Love that frog with the ... what is it, puffed up cheeks? It looks so funny. I'd be in my element there with birds, butterflies and wildflowers. You are so lucky! :-)

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    1. The frogs make a huge din with their puffed up cheeks, I am so glad I don't live too near the water! I must admit I don't get tired of the bird life, it really is very varied....as are the butterflies which won't stay still! Grrrrr

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  2. The photos of the birds are amazing, love the bee-eaters.

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Love the bee-eaters, can watch them for hours and so easy to see at Resen. But I am hearing more and more in the village....or maybe I am more sensitive to the sound with having our own hive now.

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    2. Thanks Rachel. Love the bee-eaters, can watch them for hours and so easy to see at Resen. But I am hearing more and more in the village....or maybe I am more sensitive to the sound with having our own hive now.

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  3. So lush and green... sadly our green is turning to gold in the sun now but we still have bee eaters nesting close to the finca so they come and go most of the day. My totally favourite bird and their call is so distinctive once you get your ear-in you can pick them out from a throng of other bird calls.

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