Orchids, other flowers, birds in Extremadura, Spain


Italian orchid, 13 April 2016

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.

Italian orchid, detail, 13 April 2016

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.

Yellow bee-orchid, 13 April 2016

Besides Italian orchids, also other, smaller, orchids flowering. Like this yellow bee-orchid.

Sawfly orchid, 13 April 2016

And this sawfly orchid. And mirror orchids.

Bee-eaters call.

Also non-orchid flowers, like rosy garlic. And starry clover.

Tassel hyacinth, 13 April 2016

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.

Tongue-orchids, 13 April 2016

Tongue-orchid flowers.

Tongue-orchid, 13 April 2016

Dipcadi serotinum.

Spanish lavender, 13 April 2016

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.

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