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Erithacus rubecula

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devastazyon

Date

October 24, 2014 06:05 PM SAST

Place

41.5909..., 1.83886... (Google, OSM)

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Something...

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jaimeroyogarcia

Date

October 23, 2014

Place

Valdeganga (Google, OSM)

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Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva aurea

Observer

jaimeroyogarcia

Date

October 23, 2014

Place

Valdeganga (Google, OSM)

Description

Ribera río Júcar, España

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Superfamily Coccoidea

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

Description

on Opuntia ficus-indica

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Greylag Goose Anser anser

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 24, 2014

Place

Parque de la Ciudadela, Barcelona, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

This sole Greylag Goose, Anser anser, was swimming in the lake at Parque de la Ciudadela along with many gulls and a few Mallard ducks.

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Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 24, 2014

Place

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

Here are two Eurasian Collared Doves, Streptopelia decaocto, in a park in Barcelona.

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Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 24, 2014

Place

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

The invasive Monk parakeets, Myiopsitta monachus, seem to be everywhere in Barcelona! A noisy flock were in the trees next to Sagrada Familia, and two were carrying branches from this tree to a Date Palm tree, probably for a nest. I've also seen them today in Plaza Letamendi and dozens in the larger Parque de la Ciudadela.

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black maidenhair fern Adiantum capillus-veneris

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

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Pistacia lentiscus

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

Description

very common in the "wild" part of this botanical garden

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Genus Conyza

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

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carob tree Ceratonia siliqua

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

Description

very common in the "wild" part of this botanical garden

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Olive Olea europaea

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

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Estrepes Asparagus albus

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

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Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 23, 2014

Place

Barcelona, spain (Google, OSM)

Description

Here are three photos of some Monk parakeets, Myiopsitta monachus, spotted feeding in the date palm trees along Passeig de Colon. I saw about 20-25 flying about, mostly in the date palm trees eating the ripe dates. I had noticed the same parakeets in parks in Madrid, and now here they are in Barcelona.

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Larus michahellis

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 23, 2014

Place

Barcelona, spain (Google, OSM)

Description

This is an adult Yellow-legged Gull, Larus michahellis. It is a large gull with yellow eyes and yellow legs, and more aggressive towards other gulls than most. There were a few floating in the harbor and walking on the waterfront, some adults and several that seemed to be 2nd and 3rd winters.

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Larus ridibundus Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 23, 2014

Place

Barcelona, spain (Google, OSM)

Description

This appears to be Larus ridibundus, Black-headed Gull, a pretty and small gull with red bill and red legs. Several were floating together in the harbor. The spot on its head isn't identical to the illustration in my field guide, and it seems paler than the gray in the field guide and photos online.

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Olea europea Olea europaea

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daojames

Date

February 11, 2014

Place

El Rocio, Huelva, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

Huge, ancient wild olive tree. Growing near El Toruno hotel and restaurant (great place...) in El Rocio, near Donana National Park. It is so big it shows up on Google Earth!

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Red Deer Cervus elaphus

Observer

daojames

Date

February 11, 2014

Place

Donana National Park, Huelva, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

One of many deer seen in the morning, after rains. Only had mobile (doh!). Both Red deer and Fallow deer observed, this is Red.

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European Badger Meles meles

Observer

daojames

Date

February 11, 2014

Place

Donana National Park, Huelva, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

Badger tracks in sandy soil, after rain, early morning near El Rocio, Donana National Park.

Front left paw of an adult.

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Ailanthus altissima

Observer

guisauco

Date

October 1, 2014

Place

38.9341..., -1.7411... (Google, OSM)

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Ailanthus altissima

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guisauco

Date

October 1, 2014

Place

38.9219..., -1.7180... (Google, OSM)

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Retama raetam

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

Description

seen along the road leading to the botanical garden

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Eurasian Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

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Common Fig Ficus carica

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

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Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

Description

common in and near the botanical garden

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Vanessa atalanta

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción (Google, OSM)

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Ailanthus altissima

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Malaga (Google, OSM)

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Dittrichia viscosa

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Malaga (Google, OSM)

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Heliotropium europaeum

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Malaga (Google, OSM)

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Cercis siliquastrum

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Cmo de Casabermeja, Malaga (Google, OSM)

Description

seen a few, one was in full flower

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Nicotiana glauca

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Cmo de Casabermeja, Malaga (Google, OSM)

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Ricinus communis

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Cmo de Casabermeja, Malaga (Google, OSM)

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Parasol Macrolepiota procera

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Cartella, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

This lovely gilled mushroom was growing beside the road with a few other similar mushrooms. It was large--about 6" tall and 5" across-- with a distinct ring on its stem.

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Subfamily Plusiinae

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wendy5

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Cartella, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

The waitress served me lemon verbena tea, and brought me a handful of leaves from her garden. This 3/4" green inchworm was hidden in the leaves. It seemed to have legs at both ends, maybe three pairs per end.

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Pomegranate Punica granatum

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Cartella, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

Here are very ripe wild pomegranates, Punica granatum, found growing along the back roads around Girona. Somebody must have planted them ages ago, or their seeds were dispersed, but they were clearly not tended or harvested.

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Common Polypody Polypodium vulgare

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Cartella, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

These ferns were growing in the shady sections of road cuts and under trees. The fronds were about 5 to 8" long, 2 to 3" wide, with two rows of pale green sori.

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Pyrrhocoris apterus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 11, 2014

Place

Toledo, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

I found dozens of these beautiful insects, Pyrrhocoris apterus or Fire bugs, hiking outside the walls of Toledo. I identified them by doing a google search. The adults have larger black dots, and the nymphs have the three small dots.

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Larus michahellis

Observer

finrod

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Malaga (Google, OSM)

Description

widespread in the town

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What

Something...

Observer

pi314

Date

October 21, 2014 11:29 PM CEST

Place

Carrer del Doctor Trueta 48-42, Barcelona, Catalunya, ES (Google, OSM)

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Cernícalo vulgar Falco tinnunculus

Observer

gemngiscan

Date

October 21, 2014 06:09 PM CEST

Place

42.8792..., -2.6392... (Google, OSM)

Description

Volando

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Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

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wendy5

Date

October 21, 2014

Place

Besulu, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

There were three Gallinula chloropus, or Common (aka Eurasian) Moorhens, in the river below the medieval bridge in Besulú. What a surprise!

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Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

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wendy5

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

Les Gavarres, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

I found lots of wild rosemary growing on road cut cliffs, some small plants just a few inches tall, and others large shrubs like this one, about 4' wide and 3' tall. Some were in bloom, like this one, and the fragrance is lovely. It's the first time I've seen wild rosemary.

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Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

Les Gavarres, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

The hills of Les Gavarres are mostly Cork Oak and Pine, and then I saw dozens of this tree. The spiky orange and red balls and the jagged leaves looked familiar, and I wonder if I've seen these trees in gardens in the US? Some were large shrubs, and others 20' tall trees, growing in rocky soil.

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cork oak Quercus suber

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wendy5

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

Les Gavarres, Spain (Google, OSM)

Description

The hills of Les Gavarres have thousands of Quercus suber or Cork Oak Trees. I'd never seen cork trees before, with their thick bark harvested for corks, and they look like an oak tree with exceptionally thick bark, often harvested for the first 4' or so. I wonder if the trees survive?

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Bonellia viridis

Observer

pere_abello

Date

July 31, 2013

Place

Torredembarra (Google, OSM)

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Busardo Ratonero Buteo buteo

Observer

gemngiscan

Date

October 20, 2014 04:51 PM CEST

Place

Askartza (Google, OSM)

Description

Ratonero cazando en una pieza.

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Gato mont?s euroasi?tico Felis silvestris

Observer

gemngiscan

Date

October 20, 2014 01:46 PM CEST

Place

Pantanos del Zadorra (Google, OSM)

Description

Posible excremento de gato mont?s. Tambi?n pudiera ser de gato dom?stico, las casas m?s cercanas est?n a 750 metros.

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Busardo Ratonero Buteo buteo

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gemngiscan

Date

October 20, 2014 12:44 PM CEST

Place

42.9131..., -2.6056... (Google, OSM)

Description

Volando por la zona.

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Platystomos albinus

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xbejard

Date

June 14, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Cophopodisma pyrenaea

Observer

laiadt

Date

October 19, 2014

Place

42.3890..., 2.16470... (Google, OSM)