April & May

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 at john@wildwolfexperience.com 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.

Cough & Cold got worse kept warm and did some reading (Brian Cox - Wonders of the Universe)

Great Bustart at Villafafilia
|Sailed to France and drove down to Northern Spain Degona
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.

 Its also great to catch up with friends. Had a good few days in York. Plenty of brandy in Tamworth, I think Pete has still got a hang over. My pockets were picked in Rugby, the trouble that causes and the contacts I have lost because of it are terrible. Then a few good days in London. Many thanks to Elisa and Dil for all there help & Akshey & Kumal for their hospitality

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