The main goal here was to see butterflies and dragonflies. I have been birding in the Pyrenees before, but didnt really have time to enjoy the masses of butterflies we saw at the time, so promised myself I would go back, with no goals or targets, just to bumble about taking in anything that appears...
Up at 7,000 feet, the temperature was as low as 6 degrees, something you dont expect in Spain in summer, but on the lower levels it reached 28 degrees. A big variation in a day!
|Ski slopes on a high mountain pass.|
A few birds were noted - Black Redstarts, 3+ Citril Finch, Crested Tit and Crag Martin but it was mainly too cool for the inverts.
|The colour of the Gentians matched the sky...|
|Possibly Black Mountain Moth?|
|Citril Finch was an easy find here.|
|Western Dappled White|
|Southern Grizzled Skipper|
|Black veined White|
|These Cirl Buntings had large young in a nest in a garden hedge next to our hotel.|
To be continued...