Extremadura, Spain, March 2005
Vultures and much more in Monfragüe National Park
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Not composite images - just lots of Griffon Vultures in the air together!
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A huge shadow suddenly appears on the cliff face and you hear the rustle of wings, then a Griffon
Vulture flies right over your head, but doesn't even look at you!
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The occasional Black Vulture would also appear, here alongside a Griffon
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One or two Egyptian Vultures were also present, often among the Griffons
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Black Kite were also present in good numbers
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More distant Short-toed Eagle
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Black Stork also nest on the cliffs
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Black Redstart too
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Crag Martin and Red-rumped Swallows whizzing around the cliffs
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Blue Rock Thrush, immature male (left) and adult male for comparison
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Red-rumped Swallow sunbathing and preening
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A ridiculously tame Rock Bunting came to feed on crumbs in the layby
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Red-billed Choughs nest-building in the Castillo, despite the disturbance from tourists
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