SE-13. Melonares Bridge

  • None.
  • Binoculars. Telescope recommendable.
  • River and riverside bushes
  • Mediterranean scrub
  • Wild olive groves
  • Spring and summer (April to September).
  • Dusk.
From this point we get good views over the lowest reaches of the River Viar, shortly before it runs into the Guadalquivir. In its rocky bed and along its banks grow clumps of Reedmace, forming a riparian thicket along with Tamujo, Bulrush, Oleander, Tamarisk and some Ash and Eucalyptus. This patchy and varied riverside vegetation provides habitat for Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Night Heron, Kingfisher and the introduced Waxbill. From the bridge we might also see Red-Rumped Swallow, Crag Martin, Pallid Swift, Red-Necked Nightjar, Eagle Owl and Emperor Dragonfly. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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