Extremadura, Spain, March 2005
The Landscape
The Castillo and views of Monfragüe National Park
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The rugged peaks of Peña Halcón, viewed from El Salto del Gitano - the "Gypsy's Leap". The
reason why the Gypsy leapt has been lost in the mists of time, but the 80 pairs of Griffon Vulture
breeding on the cliff face no doubt appreciated the gesture and soon cleared up the mess!
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Down on the plains, the landscape offers little variety, but the prospect of hundreds (or even
thousands) of Great and Little Bustards and many other birds gives it extra appeal.
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No rain for 4 months over the winter had left the landscape looking very dry.
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And, finally, sunset over the Monfragüe hills
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