Birds, orchids of Extremadura, Spain, 10 April


Flowers, Jaraicejo, 10 April 2016

This 10 April 2016 photo shows some beautiful flowers near Jaraicejo village in Extremadura in Spain.

After our arrival on 9 April came our first full day in Jaraicejo, on 10 April.

Corn bunting, Jaraicejo, 10 April 2016

Early in the morning, corn buntings sing from wires. Or from holly oak trees.

A collared dove calls.

A woodchat shrike in a holly oak tree.

Griffon vultures circle overhead.

Long-headed poppy flowers.

Two great tits.

Bee-eaters, Jaraicejo, 10 April 2016

Bee-eaters are back from their spring migration.

A black stork flies past. Like the bee-eaters, it is back, all the way from Africa.

Crested lark, 10 April 2016

A crested lark on the footpath.

In the afternoon, we walked a little further, towards the Almonte river.

Sawfly orchid, 10 April 2016

Along a dirt road grew these beautiful orchid flowers: sawfly orchid.

Sawfly orchid, white, 10 April 2016

Their usual colour is pinkish, but some flowers are white.

We saw a flock of about a hundred goldfinches.

Azure-winged magpie, 10 April 2016

When we had arrived back, there was this azure-winged magpie.

Hoopoe, 10 April 2016

And this hoopoe, looking for food in the soil.

Holly oaks, 10 April 2016

And these holly oaks.

Stay tuned, as more blog posts, including photos, from Extremadura will appear on this blog.

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