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The plains of Spain - and no rain!

Plains road Spain
It was a very different habitat here on the plains

Poppy field Spain
The wildflowers were a riot of colour

Corn Bunting 4 Spain
The air was full of the songs of hundreds of Corn Buntings

Cirl Bunting Spain 1
Their cousins, the Cirl Buntings, were shy and harder to photograph

Little Bustard female
One of our main target birds was the Little Bustard, here a female

Little Bustard male
This male was displaying giving his famous "raspberry" call

Black eared Wheatear Spain
This handsome male Black-eared Wheatear popped up

Plains view Spain
The countryside here was dresssed in the greens of Spring

Plains birding
As we watched a Bonelli's Eagle Tel looked up and....

Short toed Eagle Spain
There right above us was a Short-toed Eagle, what a view!

Olive Grove Spain
Olive groves also held more delights for us

Woodchat Shrike plains Spain
This lovely Woodchat Shrike posed for us

Hoopoe left 1
Views of Hoopoes were even better!

White Storks flight Spain
White Storks in flight are magnificent birds

White Storks crane nest 1 Spain
But their choice of nest site can be a little crazy. Stork on a Crane!

White Storks crane nest 2 Spain
What a view this proud mum must have?

Flower meadow Spain
As we travelled through the stunning landscape we encounterd one of THE highlights

Bee eater Spain 2
A flock of European Bee-eaters!

Bee eater Spain 1
Just awesome.

We enjoyed amazing birding in the plains and caught up with many other wonderful birds including Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Calandra Larks, Stone Curlews, Southern Grey Shrikes, Western Orphean Warbler, Montagu's Harrier, Collared Pratincole and more! If you would like to see a full list of the birds recorded on this magical holiday just drop us a line -

Please use this address for more details of all our birdwatching day trips and holidays. We look forward to enjoying great birds with you.


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