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Montseny Unesco Biosphere Reserve
April 13, 2011
7:57 pm
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Went for a wander in this park last weekend so here are some pics:

Main river:

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We decided to walk up a small tributary:

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Bufo bufo:

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Bufo porn!

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Salamandra salamandra larva:

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There were loads of these, many of which appeared to by dying. Species?

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Some experimental underwater shots:

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Bufo pair in amplexus with much darker female below light-coloured male:

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On the way back we stopped for refreshments at this nice place:

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Which seemed quite normal:

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Then we heard strange noises coming from the garden:

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Seems the owner is a bit of a bird-lover as there were ducks and swans...
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...fancy pigeons, chickens, quail...

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...um, and an emu! /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

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Cake or death?
April 13, 2011
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thats one evil looking toad!

April 13, 2011
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Also tried to get some videos of the fishes there (Barbus and Salmo spp.) but mostly failed miserably. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> This is the best I managed (recommend watching in hi-res):

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April 13, 2011
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QUOTE (Bluedave @ Apr 13 2011, 07:45 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
thats one evil looking toad!

Yeah, Baron von Greenback lives! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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April 13, 2011
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Si Baroni

April 13, 2011
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Looks like a lovely place Matt! How's the Spanish beer?

Underwater pics look good. I'm guessing you weren't submerged while shooting the vid?

April 13, 2011
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You guess right Jim, wasn't in the water for the pics either - still way too cold for me!

That particular Spanish beer (Estrella) isn't the greatest as it contains artificial preservatives meaning a guaranteed knacked head the next day if you drink a few. That said, a cold one still tastes delightful when thirsty. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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April 14, 2011
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Really nice looking place Matt. It reminded me that i have to show my backyard forest in near future /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

April 14, 2011
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Very nice /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Looks like Spring is well on its way in Spain! Not seen any toads yet so far this year (could the Salamandra larvae be a Triturus larvae? Looks like that from the angle???)

April 14, 2011
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Not sure there are Triturus up there Colin, or at least I can't find any records, but could it be this one?

If it is should I have expected to find adults too? Turned over plenty of rocks/wood both in the water and around the margins but found nowt.

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April 14, 2011
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Nice!

April 15, 2011
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Cheers Gustav. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

QUOTE (Fevz @ Apr 14 2011, 06:45 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really nice looking place Matt. It reminded me that i have to show my backyard forest in near future /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Please do!

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