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Surprise otters!

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Falco naumanni

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One day, we went to an abandoned house. More like a mini-castle. On a hill close to Cordoba, where we were based.

There was a family of Lesser Kestrels that flew out of it when we arrived, and soon we found out why: at least one couple (were they a family? Or just couples living together?) had a teeny tiny little chick resting in the eaves of the house. I managed to take lots and lots of photos – they were obviously very worried and we left without wasting time. I picked up a few feathers walking out … and only when I was home saw that they probably belonged to the female bird I had taken a photo of.

A painting was a must.

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The two feathers are real

Cyanistes caeruleus

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During my time as a field assistant in Cordoba, Spain (the south. The hot, hot south), we worked with quite a few species of birds. One was the Blue Tit. Their song was also quite cute, and they spent a lot of time staring at us while we checked their nests!

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Here’s the call (with a nice sheep background)

Feeding Madrid’s insects

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Feeding Madrid's insects - Nutrendo gli insetti di Madrid

A Xylocopa sp. on our lavender. We have a very narrow windowsill but still managed to plant a handful of aromatic plants…and we are not the only ones that are enjoying them!

Una Xylocopa sp. sulla nostra lavanda. Abbiamo un davanzale strettissimo ma siamo riusciti a piantare una manciata di aromatiche… e non siamo gli unici che ne stanno approfittando!