After last night's rain we awoke to a lovely clear blue sky. With bags packed we were ready to move at 7:30am,
and so our tour began. Birds seen as we passed through the suburbs of Madrid included: Common & Pallid
Swifts, White Stork, Spotless Starling, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove and House Sparrow.
We made good time. After a breakfast stop, then another stop to buy our picnic lunch and then a third stop to eat it
(which produced Greenfinch, Cirl Bunting, Chaffinch and Turtle Dove), we arrived at our first scheduled stop
some 15kms east of Belchite at the side of a river. During a 30 min stop we found: Black Redstart, Spotted
Flycatcher, Griffon Vulture, Serin, Goldfinch, Great Tit and lots of House Sparrows.
We had a smashing week of sunshine and birding, it was a little too hot at times but we really enjoyed the rapot migration and the birds of La Janda.Overall the raptor passage was sporadic and not as good as recent years, there were one ...View Report
A long-weekend tour of this magnificent coastline included visits to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Inner Farne, Staple Island and Coquet Island a little further south. It was fantastic, a birder's heaven and one of the best birding expe...View Report
It was another very successful Tour of these three unique and contrasting areas, the scenery was stunning, the birds were amazing and the group was fantastic, we all gelled well and everyone enjoyed the trip. If anything, the weather was...View Report