Wednesday, January 02, 2019

OLIVE GROVES BETWEEN CORDOBA & JAEN


DID I MENTION OLIVE GROVES?


 There are olive trees as far as the eye can see in many places in Andalucia.

ANDALUCIA, SPAIN

Here in Andalucia there are many embalses (reservoirs) amidst a backdrop of olive groves, mountain ranges, white towns and medieval architecture.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from Ridlunio Towers

Bizcocho our rescued Spanish cat lives in the lap of luxury, seen here sunning himself on our third terrace at our Spanish home.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

BLUE ROCK THRUSH

Seen on an old demolished building near the stork nests below. This fairly common bird in Andalucia is a Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius),
and a widespread resident in Europe and Middle East.

THE RETURN OF THE STORKS




Before each Spring Cordoba sees the return of the White Storks to refurbish their nests and brood. The nests are built high up to minimise disturbance and they use all kinds of structures, some man made, some made by the Storks. The recent storms don't seem to have caused too many problems for these lovely birds.
They look majestic as they whirl and swoop over the A431 on the western outskirts of Cordoba.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

MALE AND FEMAIL LION RELAXING



IBERIAN LYNX


Reintroduced wild in Spain in the Sierra Morena about 40 kms from where I currently live - still waiting to 'capture' my first one in the wild.

BENGAL TIGER



Sunday, January 14, 2018

FOXY SPANISH WILD DOG

                                 Seen just feet away on the foothills of Castillo Almodovar                                     just not interested in me

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

OCTOBER 6th 2017


STEAM ON THE NET

A locomotive engineer refills a thirsty tank engine on Lord McAlpine's private railway near Fawley in Hampshire.

SEEDPOD


Monday, August 21, 2017

EARLY MORNING ALMODOVAR CASTILLO

Looking up from the Guadalquivir river to the east facing castle bathed in early morning August sunshine.

USA ECLIPSE CORONA 2017

With a little help from Kay Burley

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

RIDLUNIO UPDATE

Still enjoying life on this beautiful planet Earth with all its wonderful nature and sentient creatures....Even some of the people are not too bad.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

ALMODOVAR STORM

After a day of heat (44 degs) the mother of all storms was only to be expected.
Marvellous!

Have you found a baby bird? Here is what you should do....


RSPCA baby bird out of the nest

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

On the banks of the Rio Guadalquivir in Almodovar

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CASTILLO AT ALMODOVAR DEL RIO

Early morning view of Almodovar castillo through the trees on the banks of the Guadalquivir river Cordoba.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

BLACK WINGED STILT

Protecting chick at Guadalhorce Malaga

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

Seen perched on a fence by the canal near my home.

HARDLY A SIEGE OF HERONS


Wednesday, November 16, 2016