Still 23 April 2016 in Extremadura, Spain. After the bee-eaters, spotless starlings and rock sparrows of the morning, we went to the Garganta del Cubo stream. Above the valley, we saw this female chaffinch calling from a cork oak.
More cork oaks.
A blackbird flies across the path.
Gum rockrose flowers.
A Sardinian warbler sings.
A nightingale sings.
Many beehives with many bees.
A fungus. This species was present in many places along the path, also along the road at lower altitude. It did not seem to mind stony soil.
The introduction of Eucalyptus trees to Extremadura brought also Australian fungi.
Next, beautiful white flowers, with a beautiful blue butterfly with folded wings on them.
After our arrival in the valley, and resting there a bit, we walk back.
Sometimes, the footpath goes downwards, but mainly upwards.
A cinereous vulture flying.
Still, beautiful flowers. Like these rosemary ones.
And this lavender one.
Still 21 April 2016 in Extremadura, Spain. After the little owls and egrets of that day, we saw these poppies and other flowers near Trujillo town.
In a lakelet, two little grebes call. Also two mallards.
We continued to dehesa scenery.
In Huertas de la Magdalena village, a goldfinch singing on a TV antenna.
A bit further, one has a beautiful view of Trujillo.
More flowers still.
A male stonechat on a wall.
This video from Britain says about itself:
Beautiful Birds Chirping in Wildflower Meadow
Filmed on May 6th 2016
Video Produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall
This Dutch video is about a bird-friendly garden. It is a sequel to three earlier videos.
After 19 April 2016 in Extremadura, Spain, came 20 April for us. We walked to the same river as on 18 April. Flowers everywhere.
Like these hollow-stemmed asphodel flowers.
A cinereous vulture flying overhead.
Corn bunting, crested lark songs.
We also hear a cuckoo. And a quail. And a bee-eater.
Two hoopoes flying.
A beautiful holly oak tree.
We reached the river. Much more water in it than two days ago, because of yesterday’s showers.
Then, the rain started again. Lots of rain.
As we walked back, we saw this gum rockrose flower.
After earlier on 18 April 2016, we are on that day still in Extremadura, Spain. We go back, uphill from the river valley. Crested larks on the dirt road.
An Egyptian vulture flying.
It flies closer to us.
A hoopoe calls.
Many red sandspurry flowers in the middle of the road.
Later, along the road, gum rockrose flowers.
In the dehesa behind a fence, a red deer.
While we walk in the dehesa, a short-toed snake eagle flies past.
In the distance, we see the church of Jaraicejo village already.
In a lakelet, common water-crowfoot flowers.
A bit further, a holly oak flowering.
This 2014 video is from Lisse town in the Netherlands. Artist Judith van der Meer made a mural there, depicting flowers. Lisse is a center for bulb flower growing.
And this 2015 video shows Ms van der Meer making a mural depicting flowers and sports people in a tunnel in Teylingen local authority.
And this 2013 video shows Ms van der Meer making a mural depicting flowers, boats and other items at Sassenheim railway station.
In April 2016, Ms van der Meer finished her mural at the Ridderspoortunnel in Leiden. The part on the photo depicts a black-tailed godwit. The red around the bird on the picture symbolizes that black-tailed godwits are a threatened species. The Ridderspoortunnel mural the biodiversity in the area. It also depicts a garganey, buttercup, green hawker dragonfly, smooth newt and a ruff.