|On Tour April & May|
January, Xerta, February, March,
Bird list so far includes, Bonelli's Eagle, Booted Eagle, Hen Harrier,
Montagu's Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Black Kite,
Red Kite, White Stork, Bonelli's Warbler, Dartford Warbler,
Sub-alpine Warbler, Great Bustard, Golden Oriel.
Reptile List Adder, Iberian Emerald Lizard & a Skink.
Mammals Include:- new for me Wolf, new for me
European Brown Bear, Chamois, Pine Martin,
new for me Wild Boar, Red Deer & Roe Deer.
I received a great deal of help from John Hallowell,
Wildlife tours in rural Spain,
www.wildwolfexperience.com you can contact him
tel: (+34 636 03 14 72. John is a natural enthusiast and
a great birder he makes his clients welcome and treats
them to a great culinary experience.
There are about 2,500 Great Bustard at Villafafilia
I managed, with the help of Pierre a new friend and
great naturalist, to see about 160 we got fairly close but
the light was bad. The next day the tracks were
impassable. We managed to photograph Gull-billed Tern,
Lesser Kestrel, Bee-eaters and Booted Eagle.
Went a sort distance got photo of Bonelli's Warbler. Golden Oriel sang most of the day, Bee-eaters kept me amused while Sub-alpine Warbler were flitting about.
Saw my first Wolf, for a few seconds it sniffed the air (probably my curry) then it disappeared back into the forest.
Great Bustart at Villafafilia
to see the Brown bears,
Iberian Emerald Lizard
Chamois are a new animal for me.
|Back to England, great to be home for my nieces wedding, and to give my girls and grandsons plenty of hugs & watch them play football.|