Sunday 16 June 2013

Pictorial reminiscence of Extremadura

Five days in Extremadura: 3 - 7 June 2013

Following our five days in Extremadura where we did manage to record both Great Bustards and Rollers along with many other wonderful birds, the following is a selection of photographs taken during the visit by Steve Powell.  More of his wonderful photos can be found on his personal website, "Wild About Spain" by CLICKING HERE.  The group photo at the end was taken by myself using the lady wife's camera and Steve can be found second from the back on the right.

Cormorant Phalacrocorus carbo with enough fish to last the day!

One of a few Great Bustards Otis tarda seen on three of the days
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus on the prowl

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo of which there were many
Three shots of one of Steve's favourite raptors, the delicate Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
The diminutive and delightful Little Owl Athene noctua
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus posing for the camera

The ever-popular Roller Coracius garrulus, perhaps the endemic species of Extremadura
Jenny's right; I do need to lose some weight!  No; I think it must be Steve's camera!
Our happy band of pilgrims - Left to right:  Liz Rootes; Marcus Rootes; Ellie Wallbank; David Jefferson; Ann Jefferson; Janet Fisher (at top) Eric Lyon; Steve Powell; Pat Lyon; David Fisher; Jenny Wright.

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