Birds and Butterflies in Picos de Europa National Park

As you know, in our birdwatching walks, we always try to enjoy butterflies and moths.

Last week, we were in a subalpine place in Picos de Europa National Park. We could find a large group of passerines: Eurasian Wheatear, Black Redstar, Rock Bunting, Blue Rock Thrush, Yellow Hammer, and surprisingly a young and marvellous 3 years old Bearded Vulture.

Water Pipit

Rock Bunting

Young Bearded Vulture

Young Bearded Vulture

But furthermore, we enjoyed some good observations of  typical butterflies of Picos de Europa National Park: Hipparchia Alcyone (Rock Grayling), Apatura Iris (Purple Emperator), Pyrgus malvoides (Souhtern Grizzled Skipper), Collias croceus (Common Clouded Yellow), Argynnis paphia (Silver Washed Fritilary)...etc

Apatura Iris (Purple Emperator)

Hipparchia Alcyone (Rock Grayling)

Collias croceus (Common Clouded Yellow)

 Pyrgus malvoides (Souhtern Grizzled Skipper)

Argynnis paphia (Silver Washed Fritilary)

A nice wildlifewatching day with birds and butterflies.