Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Monday 19 September 2016

Day eight

It's now mid-day and pissing down! Bev and I managed to sleep through a 4.6 earth tremor which occurred at 07.00 hrs (local time) - many of the other guests fearing for their safety. The morning wasn't too bad and allowed me to get out for a short stroll to look for grounded migrants around the olive groves. A definite increase in the Cirl Bunting numbers, with plenty of Wood and Willow Warblers flitting around in the olives. A Red - rumped Swallow gave me chance for some decent images as it preened on the overhead wires. Bird of the morning, however, was not so obliging - a European Roller flying straight through, much too quick for anything other than brief binocular views.

A Little Owl perched briefly on a rooftop directly opposite the poolside bar, yesterday evening and I managed to add Hooded Crow to the list on my walk back this morning. Lots of insect photos to go through with a couple of nice butterflies included.