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Friday, May 24, 2013

Spain 2013

A few record Photographs of a birding trip to Spain in May 2013 covering the Steppes around Zaragoza, the Massifs of Els Ports and the Ebro Delta. A total of 125 species were recorded which included 6 new Western Palearctic species; the target birds being Dupont's Lark, Little Bustard, Purple Swamphen and Gull-billed Tern.

Collared Pratincole, Spain 2013

Collared Pratincole

Whiskered Tern, Spain 2013

Whiskered Tern

Spain 2013

Never too old for a childish Lark!

Common Tern, Spain 2013

Common Tern

Audouin's Gull, Spain 2013

Audouin's Gull

Kentish Plover, Spain 2013

Kentish Plover

Greater Flamingo. Spain 2013

Greater Flamingo

Little Tern, Spain 2013

Little Tern

Barn Swallow, Spain 2013

Barn Swallow

Purple Swamphen, Spain 2013

Purple Swamphen

Black-winged Stilt, Spain 2013

Black-winged Stilt

Spotted Flycatcher, Spain 2013

Spotted Flycatcher

Hoopoe, Spain 2013


Belchite, Spain 2013

We dipped on Blue Rock Thrush at this reported site. However it was interesting to witness the result of the destruction of the  original town of Belchite  during the Spanish Civil War, mostly by German Stukas.

Griffon Vulture. Spain 2013

Griffon Vulture

Plateau Mountains, Spain 2013

A view from the El Planeron Reserve near Belchite

Black Kite, Spain 2013

Black Kite

Dupont's Lark, Spain 2013

Dupont's Lark  seen in the El Planeron Reserve near Belchite

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


Male Whinchat , one of a pair at Maxey pits, Peterborough