There is always something interesting to photograph in nature though and this squirrel provided a welcome diversion on a visit to the Embalse de los Bermejales near Alhama de Granada. Bob Wright, Elena and I were looking for woodland birds around the edges of the lake when I spotted this chap, looking very pleased with himself and seemingly wanting to show off his walnut, as he followed me with it in full view for some time. I duly admired his nut and here it is for all to see. Well done squirrel.
On the way back we stopped off at a small embalse near Alhama de Granada where I was pleased to pick up two new species of butterfly, which I later identified as Mallow Skipper and a tatty but intact Carline Skipper. Not great shots but lifers nonetheless.
Later It was encouraging to see so many Lesser Kestrels over the fields bordering the road towards Zafarraya.
And finally I was delighted to get my very first shot of a Cirl Bunting, one of a group of three that Bob spotted on the mountain road through the Natural Park down to Alcaucin
Some of the more common species are still worth a photo. Turtle Doves and Stilts are always photogenic.