Field Report – One week in North-West of Spain – September 2014

Jean and I decided to take a week in the north of Spain … It’s always a pleasure to go there!

Day 1 : Near Bilbao

The first stop was for San Juan, a beautiful place near Bilbao.

 

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The famous place of San Juan de Gaztegulagatxe

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Podarcis pityusensis

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Podarcis pityusensis eating pollen

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Beautiful place near Burgos

 

Days 3 – 4 : Road to Picos to Europa

After a stop near Burgos, we drove to Picos de Europa. Lot of crazy places and species in perspective!

 

 

 

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Anguis fragilis

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Mantis religiosa

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Lacerta schreiberi

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Salamandra salamandra bernardezi

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Discoglossus galganoi galganoi

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Young Iberolacerta monticola cantabrica

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Female…

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… and male

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shoot session with this curious guy

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Beautiful stream of Asturias

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Chioglossus longipes lusitanica

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A curious dragonfly!

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The amazing Salamandra salamandra alfredschmidti

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Young Bufo spinosus

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Vipera seoanei cantabrica

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An other one taking sun

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Rana temporaria parvipalmata

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Ichthyosaura alpestris cyreni

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Vipera seoanei cantabrica

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Days 4 – 6 : Sierra de Leon

The end of the trip was for Sierra de Leon. Hot weather, so hard to find animals, but finally good results.

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Beautiful Vivero town

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Flashy Podarcis bocagei

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Female

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Psammodromus algirus algirus

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Podarcis guadarramae lusitanicus

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Iberolacerta galani, female…

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… and young

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The « rare’ Salamandra salamandra bejarae!

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Coronella austriaca acutirostris

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Nightfall in leon’s mountain

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Lacerta schreiberi skin

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Microtus agrestis

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Iberolacerta galani…

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… eating grasshopper

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Large male of Lacerta schreiberi…

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… and young one

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Young Chalcides striatus

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Male of Podarcis bocagei

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Coronella austriaca acutirostris

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and a second one

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Female of Podarcis bocagei

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Large Lacerta schreiberi

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And large Timon lepidus

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Vipera lastastei

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Microtus … ? (arvalis ?)

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Pelophylax perezi

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Beautiful view of the back

 

North of Spain always brings great memories. 2014 is again a good year!

 

Amphibiens (7)

Salamandra salamandra bejarae
Salamandra salamandra bernardezi
Salamandra salamandra alfredschmidti
Ichthyosaura alpestris cyreni
Chioglossa lusitanica longipes
Discoglossus galganoi galganoi
Bufo bufo spinosus
Rana temporaria parvipalmata
Pelophylax perezi

 

Reptiles (14)

Anguis fragilis
Podarcis muralis brongniardii
Podarcis bocagei
Podarcis guadarramae lusitanicus
Iberolacerta monticola cantabrica
Iberolacerta galani
Zootoca vivipara louislantzi
Lacerta schreiberi
Timon lepidus lepidus
Malpolon monspessulanus (DOR only)
Coronella austriaca acutirostris
Vipera aspis zinnikeri (DOR only)
Vipera seoanei seoanei
Vipera seoanei cantabrica
Vipera latastei latastei

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2 Commentaires

  1. Samuel 12 octobre 2014 at 15 h 50 min #

    Excellent!
    Les photos sont une nouvelle fois magnifiques, même en sous-bois, même le soir! Admirable!

    Vivement que la petite soit plus grande qu’on retourne en Cantabrie, sans la pluie cette fois-ci.

    Encore chapeau et merci pour ce site.

  2. sylvain 25 février 2015 at 14 h 44 min #

    très belle série de photos, félicitation

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