Extremadura, Spain, March 2005
Black Kite drifting over the vast open plains
A trip booked at the last minute in mid-March 2005 in search of vultures, eagles, bustards
and any spring migrants that might already be passing through.
White Storks nesting in the garden:
If you want to get away from it all in Extremadura, contact Francisco at the Casa Rural Las
Canteras: remote, peaceful and comfortable accommodation 6 km north of Trujillo, and well placed
for Monfragüe National Park and lots of good birding on the open plains.
View from the terrace....
Not content with one White Storks' nest in the front garden, the ruined farm buildings just
outside the front gate provided a home for at least 15 more pairs of White Storks.
Along with the White Storks, the garden and adjoining grounds also held Spotless Starling,
Hoopoe, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Little and Barn Owl, Little Bustard, Rock Sparrow and a variety of
raptors flying over. Eagle Owl had been seen a couple of miles down the road. The good birding
started here....
Click on the photo to see the
springtime activity of the White Stork
colony.
Round and about Extremadura:
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The Landscape
Vultures and much more in
Monfragüe National Park
Great Spotted Cuckoos and Shrikes
Great Bustards
Hoopoes galore
Black-necked Grebes
on the reservoirs
Other birds and mammals
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