Birdboy's blog -

I recently returned from Extremadura in Spain. Apart from enjoying the weather and food I visited old favorite birding spots, mainly in the triangle Plasencia-Caceres-Trujillo. This year I spent a few days in the Villuercas, near Guadalupe as well. Spring was late in Spain, too, which meant that the flowers were blooming as a colorful carpet everywhere. Apart from vultures and birds of prey, the reason to visit Extremadura is flora. We went for orchids this year and found some. Montagu's Harriers were difficult to get hold of, whereas Short-toed Eagles were easier. My son of 13 had his own camera with a 400mm and showed great talent. A day in a hide near Jaraicejo was no success. After several hours of waiting on a group of 30 vultures to approach a dead goat used as bait, a farmer disturbed them as they were to make the final move. What a disappointment. Besides that, we had a wonderful time with lots of photo opportunities.

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