A tremendous tour was enhanced by superb weather, picturesque scenery, some fantastic bird
sightings and a lovely group of people.
Birding highlights included: Over 100 vultures, of 3 species, in the sky at once over Monfrague,
a family party of Penduline Tits feeding on reed-mace, Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers at their
nest hole feeding young, all 5 eagle species with great views of Spanish Imperial, Bonelli’s and
Golden Eagles, over 40 Rollers and daily views of Hoopoe. We had a magical day out in the
Gredos Mountains where Rock Thrush showed very well, the Ortolan Buntings allowed close
approach and the magnificent Bluethroat performed superbly.
For me it was great to return to the Isles of Scilly after a 16-year break, they haven’t changed, they still retain their unique charm, beauty and tranquillity. The birding isn’t as good as the heady days of the past, but the...View Report
This was our second consecutive Autumn Migration Tour FOR 2018, it fell just short of the mark with regards to large raptor movements, we did see a few thousand birds but not en-masse as in the first week. Passerine migration was also po...View Report
RIO GUADIARO AT ESTACION DE CORTES Dawn and I were joined by John McClure, our American friend and budding birder also from Gaucin, for an afternoon of birding by the river. We just sat under our favourite tree and whiled away t...View Report