FLIGHT UK - MARRAKECH - TRANSFER TO HOTEL
WEATHER (in Morocco) - wall to wall sunshine, 22C
We stepped off the plane into a balmy temperature and great light, what a lovely change from the last few weeks of dismal weather at home!
We heard House Bunting singing in the terminal building and we saw a bunch of 5 Common Bulbuls flying over the car park. After we checked into the hotel we took a stroll along the road outside and listed a few more species: Wood Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, Blackbird, House Sparrow and a pair of lovely House Buntings.
such a bright anmd colourful arrivals hall in Menara Airport, Marrakech
On the edge of a small park we sat on concrete benches and watched Bulbuls and Pigeons coming down to wash in a small fountain pool. We saw dozens of Swifts flying over, quite high to begin with, but much lower later, we identified Little, Pallid and Common Swifts. A single dark morph Booted Eagle circled on the thermals with the snow-laden, high peaks of the atlas mountains in the background.
the snow-capped Atlas Mountains
A Willow Warbler flitteld about in the tree just above us and more Bulbuls started to call as we left.
I then returned to Airport on two more occasions to collect the last remaining members of our group, it was 8:30pm by the time the last two checked-in. I was shattered having been up since 3:45 am. Good NIght.