The Portland Naturalist

The Portland Naturalist

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Southern Spain: 21/8 - 26/8

Day 1, 21st August:

We touched down at Malaga at lunchtime, having experienced Abi's first ever flight, despite having missed our train to the airport back in the UK. Thanks to the Salisbury train station staff who paid for a taxi!

Our next hiccup was that we couldn't find where we caught the courtesy bus to the car hire company, so we had to walk it. The upside to this, was that we saw our first Spanish birds, Feral Pigeon and House Sparrow, but, rather more exciting, we found several of the tiny Geranium Bronze egg-laying on ornamental flowers!

Geranium Bronze 

Once we'd got a car, we zipped down to our accommodation for the week, at La Linea de la Concepcion, not far from the Gibraltar border.  The view from the flat was rather special!

Gibraltar, from our apartment