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Morocco : out into the desert

Time for a complete change of scene.

Booted Eagle 1

Booted Eagle flew overhead as we stopped for a leg-stretch

We left the dramatic Atlas Mountains behind and headed out into the rocky desert. The landscape here was equally dramatic but in a very different way.

Alan lost in the desert

Vast open landscapes

At first glance, these deserts might look empty. But take a closer look....

Black eared Wheatear desert 1

Black-eared Wheatear perches up

Desert Wheatear 1

Desert Wheatear in an appropriate desert setting

Cream coloured Courser 1

One of our most-wanted birds: Cream-coloured Courser also ekes out a living here

Temmincks Lark 1

Another target species: Temminck's Lark came in for a close look at us!

Temmincks Lark 2

This bird was so obliging we had to include another view!

Crumpled flower

Wild flowers add an unexpected splash of colour at an oasis

Rob recruits a new birder

Rob recruits a new birder: Pledge to Fledge taking place in Morocco!

Southern Grey Shrike Morocco 1

Southern Grey Shrike takes advantage of some vegetation

We drove on to our fantastic hotel in Boulmaine de Dades.

Cosy hotel room Boulmaine

Our wonderful accommodation awaited us

Hotel pool Boulmaine

There was time to relax by the beautiful pool during the hottest part of the day...

Alan birding from the terrace Boulmaine

... or if you're Alan, to continue birding from the hotel terrace...

Lounging lizard

... while being watched by a lounging lizard!

Boulmaine House Bunting

Spot the House Bunting taking advantage of the hotel artefacts

Plenty more Morocco photos to come to do check back for more blogs!


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