This was the second week of two back-to-back trips to the same area. The weather was superb throughout, perhaps a little too hot at times especially down on the plains of Extremadura. We had a wonderful time and saw all the specialties of the region which included: Great & Little Bustard,
Savi’s Warbler, Spanish imperial Eagle, White-rumped Swift, Black Vulture, Black Stork, Great-spotted Cuckoo, Stone Curlew, Montagu’s Harrier & Golden Eagle,
It was also nice to see Hobby, Honey Buzzard, Rock Thrush, Bluethroat, Citril Finch, Ortolan Bunting, Water Pipit, Rock Sparrow, Rock Bunting, Crossbill, Firecrest, European Nightjar, Red-backed Shrike, Bonelli’s Warbler and Pied Flycatchers all on their breeding grounds in the Sierra de Gredos. We saw 160 species, which is a good record for this trip.
We had a wet and windy week in Weymouth, rain and high winds spoilt some of our days, but we went home happy with many excellent sightings and some memorable experiences. We saw one or two rare species and a few uncommon migrants as well...View Report
It had a been a very good week not a great week! We had mixed fortunes with both birding and the weather and I guess they are both inextricably connected. Just as we did last year we picked up one or two goodies each day, we saw Jack Sni...View Report
ANOTHER GREAT MIGRATION TOUR finished where it started, back in Malaga. We had seen 168 species and heard a couple more, Common Nightingale and Wren. I had a fantastic group, full of ethusiasm and very keen to seek out a tremendous varie...View Report