Calm Strait of Gibraltar today. European shore in the foreground and African shore in the background
The fields and wet meadows in these valleys are now looking beautiful, providing feeding habitat for the local White Storks that are now on nests.
The white Ranunculus is now in full bloom
...and the Cattle Egrets were resplendent in the morning sun
...as were the olives
Cork Oaks Quercus suber form dense woods here too and provide roosting opportunities for migrant raptors
The rains that have produced this vibrant growth of vegetation have done significant damage
A mixed flock of White Storks and Black Kites were starting the day's migration as the sun produced morning thermals. I made the most of the early sun as clouds were due in from the west.