Sunday, August 7, 2011

spain 2011

I went to the costa del sol in July where I managed only 1 new bird I haven't seen a rock bunting which was whilst visiting a falconry centre in mountains . There were plenty of bee-eaters and shrikes and hoopoe to be seen on a local golf course but getting good photos was not so easy . I managed one hoopoe flying over whilst relaxing round the pool . I can only imagine what it must be like in the spring and autumn being in the most southern part of spain .

rock bunting

golden eagle

griffon vulture

thankfully it was'nt my head

woodchat shrike

juv woodchat shrike

hoopoe ( as I said not easy to take photos )


David said...

Hi Martin

Sounds like you had a great time - Spain is always fantastic for birds, I'd go again any time!

I haven't checked the books, but I think the bird you've got marked as a Red-backed Shrike is probably a juvenile Woodchat.

all the best

Shaun harvey said...

Sorry Martin, I think its a Woodchat Juv too.

martins birding said...

you never stop learning .thanks martin


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