After 12 April 2016 in Extremadura, Spain came 13 April. Where we saw this beautiful Italian orchid.
That day, we went to Monfraguë national park. Before arriving there, a red-legged partridge along the road.
Near a lake, a serin, a white wagtail, and a common sandpiper. Barn swallows and house martins. A cuckoo calls.
As we continued, a sparrowhawk flying.
We arrived at a meadow where many Italian orchids grew. A woodlark singing. A great tit calling. A griffon vulture circling in the sky. A nightingale singing.
Besides Italian orchids, also other, smaller, orchids flowering. Like this yellow bee-orchid.
And this sawfly orchid. And mirror orchids.
Also non-orchid flowers, like rosy garlic. And starry clover.
And the tassel hyacinth on this photo.
We continue. Two bee-eaters and a corn bunting, together in a tree.
A little ringed plover along the road.
Griffon vultures on a meadow. A male northern wheatear.
A greater short-toed lark. A crested lark.
A chaffinch sings. A buzzard flies.
We continue along the Camino natural del Tajo dirt road.
Spanish lavender flowers.
A blackbird sings. A white stork in a meadow.
In the next blog post on Extremadura we will arrive in Monfraguë national park.