A blog made with pictures, broken English and my vague "castellano" language.

Thanks Brian Hua for pushing me to make this blog. Work hard Brian...

This little mountain (about 10.000 Ha, 25.000 acres) call Sierra de Carrascoy, is where I grew up. How can you place the mountain in the world, HERE. My father used to work in a big farm on this mountain, so I had the chance to explore what was going on in these hillsides.

Aquí una preciosa vista de la umbría de la Sierra de Carrascoy, termino municipal de Alhama de Murcia. Como localizarla en el mundo? AQUI La foto esta realizada desde el Rio Guadalentin con la cámara de Carmen Lopez (la chica con la que comparto casa y crios); Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.

Este blog lo actualizo según la vida (trabajo, familia, etc...) me va dejando tiempo, por tanto irregularmente.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Fields, roads, camera gear and car... sometimes good companied
EOS 40D + 300 mm f4 (1/125, f/25, -0.33, ISO 200)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), Co Rd 29, North Davis, September 26, 2010.
EOS 40D+300 mm f/4 L IS USM (f4, 1/2000, ISO 200)

Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttall), April 11, 2010, South Davis, Rd 104
EOS 7D+300 mm f/4 L IS USM (f4, 1/200, ISO 200)

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) on a wheat field in south Davis, Rd 104. April 6, 2010.
EOS 7D+300 mm f/4 L IS USM (f4, 1/640, ISO 200)

Red Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), Co Rd 29, North Davis, April 10, 2010.
EOS 7D+300 mm f4

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Co Rd 104, South Davis, Octuber 9, 2010.
EOS 40D+300 mm f4 (1/600, f4, -0.33, ISO 200, cut out)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), Sikes Rd, South Davis, Octuber 4, 2010.
EOS 40D+300 mm f4 (1/400, f10, -0.33, ISO 200, cut out)

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), Old Davis Road, South Davis, April 11, 2010.
OES 7D+300mm f4 (1/4000, f4, ISO 200)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), Sikes Rd, South Davis, May 25, 2009. 
 EOS 40D+70-300 mm f4-5.6 (1/200, f7.1, ISO 250)

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis), Sikes Rd, South Davis, May 25, 2009.
EOS 40D+70-300 mm f4-5.6 (1/125, f7.1, ISO 250)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), Co Rd 27, North Davis, April 8, 2010
EOS 7D+300 mm f4 (1/6400, f4, ISO 200)

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), May 2009. Co Rd 29. North Davis.
EOS 40D+70-300 mm f4-5.6 (125mm, 1/100, f5.6, ISO 500, spot)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota), Co Rd 27, North Davis, April 2009.
OES 40D+300mm f4 (1/2000, f4, ISO 1000, -0.3, central weight average)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Sierra de Carrascoy in Davis, California

Davis, California. Here, 6000 miles away from home (Murcia, Spain), there is not Sierra de Carrascoy. Around Davis, crop fields and waterlands dominate the landscape. These places have been my Sierra de Carrascoy in Davis. The diversity of crops around the year, the waterlands, the creeks, the accentuated differences of climate around the year and the citizen respect for the wildlife offer a great opportunity to enjoy a huge diversity of wildlife.


Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

 Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

 Great Egret (Ardea Alba)

 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

 American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

 White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

Norther Harrier (Circus cyaneus)