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Sierra De Grazalema
July 6, 2009
5:47 pm
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Matt
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FINALLY managed to find a few free hours to get out of town last week. My girlfriend plus mate wanted to do some climbing and mentioned a canyon in the Sierra de Grazalema mountains through which flows a river (the Rio la Venta) so I took my nets. Unfortunately the river was polluted and very turbid, I guessed due to agricultural runoff as there was quite a bit of farming going on in the area. Only found a couple of crayfish which I think were introduced Procambarus clarkii.

Nice place anyway though; loads of birds and there are quite a few colonies of vultures (including a few pairs of Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus) in the mountains. We saw some Griffons (Gyps fulvus) plus plenty of smaller raptors and a couple of Spanish Ibex Capra pyrenaica hispanica (one alive, one carcass unfortunately).

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My lady friend doing scary stuff. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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On the way back we spotted this very nice place from the car and stopped so I could take a look. The goat herders kindly said it was ok and I caught some wee fish here. I have some poor pics but they're still on the camera so I'll put one or two up later. What was really cool about this place was the large population of Spanish striped-neck turtles (Mauremys leprosa). I will go back armed with a properly-working camera at some point; the screen on the back of ours is knackered so you can't really see what you're taking pics of if it's anything other than a landscape. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

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Cake or death?
July 6, 2009
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Great pics mate,

Had to look twice to find your lady friend on that rock face /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> !

July 6, 2009
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Lovley pics Matt.

Your little lady took some finding mate /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

July 6, 2009
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She's not so little that's just a bl**dy big rock! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> That's her completely natural bleached-white hair in the first pic too. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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July 6, 2009
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great pics Matt. shame about the river being so polluted.

July 6, 2009
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crackin pics and scenery Matt, your girls got bigger gonads than me mate.
i'd have been crapping me knickers way before i got to that height. /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

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July 7, 2009
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Cheers all. She's blonde Mick; her head's full of sand so she doesn't worry about anything. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Large raptor which through process of elimination is probably Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata).

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This is how the water looked; mostly diatoms growing and not even many insect larvae.

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Here's our friend a little higher up. They were trying to reach that cave at the top but stopped about 3/4 of the way up due to soilation of undergarments.

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Tapa de Capra hispanica.

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These are the fish. Iberocypris or juveniles of something?

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Cake or death?
July 17, 2009
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Climbing away from the water?? /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" /> /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />

The mutton looks delicious.

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