Monday 16 June 2014


Centaurea rupestris and Syntomis phegea (moth)
Anthericum ramosum
Allium scorodoprasum
Anacamptis pyramidalis
Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. sanguineus
Jurinea mollis
Prunella laciniata
Teucrium chamaedrys
Teucrium montanum
Carniolan Burnet Zygaena carniolica and Black-veined White Aporia crataegi
Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae and Z.carniolica (back and below)
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Hoopoe Upupa epops in singing posture
Quite busy time with studies and not much birding, except for the weekly Ortolan Bunting census. Had six singing males last week plus usual local stuff like Golden Eagle, Hoopoe family (5 birds), common grassland birds and a Short-toed Eagle.
I'm taking time to ID and photograph some of the common wildflowers on the Karst. Above is a taste of Karstic grassland at this time of year.