Extremadura Trip – Part Five

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Saturday – Monfrague National Park Today with much improved weather, we made a return visit to Monfrague. As we drove towards the park we could see 50+ Griffon Vultures in the air and we passed numerous Woodchat Shrikes, more than … Continued

Extremadura – Part Four

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Day Five – Friday – Torrejon el Rubio – Talavan – Santiago del Campo – Monroy – Jaraceijo Today when we set off it was raining quite badly so we had low expectations of seeing many birds. Having said that … Continued

Extremadura Trip – Part Three

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Day Four – Thursday – Torrejon el Rubio – Monroy – Santa Marta – Trujillo – Torrejon el Rubio Despite a cloudy sky with rain threatening, we set off on a round trip across the countryside to see what we could … Continued

Extremadura Trip – Part Two

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Day Three – Wednesday – Monfrague and Arrocampo Today we set off into Monfrague National Park where our first stop was at the Salto del Gitano viewpoint. On arrival we found plenty of other birders of various nationalities. As usual there … Continued

Extremadura Trip – Part One

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Day One – Monday – Home to Ruidera Today we set off for a few days in Extremadura, passing through the Petrola area before having an overnight stop in Ruidera. Most of our birding was done from the car and … Continued

El Clot

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This morning we paid a visit to the Clot, firstly going to the marsh hide. On the way there we had great views of a Southern Grey Shrike as it perched at the top of a nearby tree. It’s a … Continued

Old Monastery Site

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After finishing the painting in the spare room we had a short trip out into the countryside. I was hoping to see three particular species and we soon saw the first of these in the road alongside the old monastery … Continued

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