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Feeding the birds Spanish Style

Everyone loves to feed the birds, it's a great way to get close to birds. Seeing Blue Tits on a feeder and Robins on a bird table is always a delight. While in the Pyrenees we had the chance to feed the birds, so of course we took the opportunity.

Bird food 1

It was a bit of a surprise to visit the butchers to pick up the bird food!

Hide for vultures

We drove high into the mountains and reached a hide, clever design, birds can't see in but people can see out.

View from vulture hide

Alex spreads out the food while we wait in the hide.

Alex looks up

A large shadow passes over Alex, we can't see what is above him.

Vultures arrive 2

Alex drove away, leaving us in the hide, the birds soon arrived!

Vultures tug of war

Griffon Vultures don't have the table manners of Blue Tits!

Vultures big meat

One Griffon found a large meal all to himself.

Vultures meat feast

An amazing sight as the Griffons fought over the meat!

Vultures meat skin

Not our idea of a gourmet meal but this Griffon loved it.

Vultures meat in beak

To be this close to a vulture feeding frenzy was thrilling.

Vultures Griffon and Eygptian

Three Eygptian Vultures tried to grab a meal, also Red and Black Kites came in.

Vultures restaurant 8

All action - and made for some amazing photos.

We also watched Honey Buzzards and a Booted Eagle from the this hide, a stunning location high in the mountains.

We will be running a tour to this wonderful area in late June 2015, including a visit to the "bird table", and would love you to join us. For more information simply drop us a line...

We look forward to hearing from you.


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