Despite the Catalan's love for shooting everything that moves, there
is a good variety of wildlife in and around our area. The trouble is trying
to get photographs of it. At the moment I have only managed to get pictures
of the local Cabra's (wild goats). The one in the bottom three pictures
saw us and ran stright up the vertical cliff before reappearing at the
top of the hill about 20 seconds later.
boar are numerous, but extremely elusive and have so far stayed well out
of my camera's viewfinder. Our barranc abounds with rabbits and there
are hare, foxs and badgers out there. They are just unwilling to get photographed.
The photo of the shepherd with his sheep was taken just outside the village.
They make a beautiful sight and sound, with their clonking bells, as they
wander up the road back home after a day's grazing.
Vultures rule the skies here. Nearly all Griffin vultures, but occassionally
we spot an Egyptian vulture. The other birds of prey we see are booted
eagles, black kites, kestrels, sparrow hawks and the occassional hobby.
Down on the
Ebro delta, there is an indigenous Flamingo population as well as lots
of Ibis and Herons and thousands of ducks. Ospreys do well catching fish
in the shallow lagoons.
The bugs are from the finca. The snake was in our kitchen in
the flat. No kidding. It made me jump.
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