Sunday, May 22, 2005

Laguna da Medina

Perhaps the most uninspiring tick of the trip came at this lagoon, which was nearly full of water and supported a fair few waterbirds. The target was Crested Coot (Fulica cristata), but the one or two seen were non-breeders, with no red knobs on the head, and were beyond photography range. Plenty of other wildlife kept up the interest before we pressed on south.

Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)

Digiscoped with Nikon CP995, Leica APO77 + 32x eyepeice

Banded Groundling (Brachythemis leucosticta)

Nikon CP995

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)

Nikon CP995

Oil Beetle (Berberomeloe majalis)

Nikon CP995

Next - Sotogrande

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