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On Tour April & May

 

January, Xerta, February, March Now on Blogger  

Bird list so far includes, Bonelli's Eagle, Booted Eagle, Hen Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Black Kite, Red Kite, White Stork, Bonelli's Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Sub-alpine Warbler, Great Bustard, Golden Oriel.

Reptile List Adder, Iberian Emerald Lizard &  a Skink.

Mammals Include:- new for me Wolf, new for me European Brown Bear, Chamois, Pine Martin,  new for me Wild Boar, Red Deer & Roe Deer.

I received a great deal of help from John Hallowell, Wildlife tours in rural Spain, www.wildwolfexperience.com you can contact him at john@wildwolfexperience.com tel: (+34 636 03 14 72. John is a natural enthusiast and a great birder he makes his clients welcome and treats them to a great culinary experience.

There are about 2,500 Great Bustard at Villafafilia I managed, with the help of Pierre a new friend and great naturalist, to see about 160 we got fairly close but the light was bad. The next day the tracks were impassable. We managed to photograph Gull-billed Tern, Lesser Kestrel, Bee-eaters and Booted Eagle.

14th

Went a sort distance got photo of Bonelli's  Warbler. Golden Oriel sang most of the  day, Bee-eaters kept me amused while Sub-alpine Warbler were flitting about.

13-04-2016

Saw my first Wolf, for a few seconds it sniffed the air (probably my curry) then it disappeared back into the forest.

12-04-2016

 

 

Cough & Cold got worse kept warm and did some reading (Brian Cox - Wonders of the Universe)

11-04-2016

 

Great Bustart at Villafafilia

|Sailed to France and drove down to Northern Spain Degona

to see the Brown bears,

 Iberian Emerald Lizard

Chamois are a new animal for me.

Winter Wren

 

 

 

Back to England, great to be home for my nieces wedding, and to give my girls and grandsons plenty of hugs & watch them play football.

 Its also great to catch up with friends. Had a good few days in York. Plenty of brandy in Tamworth, I think Pete has still got a hang over. My pockets were picked in Rugby, the trouble that causes and the contacts I have lost because of it are terrible. Then a few good days in London. Many thanks to Elisa and Dil for all there help.

May

May 4th

 

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Links to the families belonging to the Order Passeriformes.

Acanthisittidae Pittidae Eurylaimidae Philepittidae Sapayaoidae
Tyrannidae Tityridae Cotingidae Pipridae Thamnophilidae
Funariidae Formicaridae Grallariidae Conopophagidae Rhinocryptidae
Melanopareiidae Climacteridae Menuridae Atrichornithidae Ptilonorhynchidae
Maluridae Meliphagidae Mohoidae Pardalotidae Dasyornithidae
Acanthizidae Notiomystidae Petroicidae Irenidae Chloropseidae
Orthonychidae Pomatostomidae Laniidae Vireonidae Corvidae
Cinclosomatidae Eupetidae Corcoracidae Neosittidae Pachycephalidae
Colluricinclidae Turnagridae Cnemophilidae Paradisaeidae Artamidae
Pityriaseidae Oriolidae Campephagidae Rhipiduridae Dicruridae
Monarchidae Machaerirhynchidae Aegithinidae Platysteiridae Malaconotidae
Prionopidae Vangidae Callaeatidae Picathartidae Bombycillidae
Dulidae Cinclidae Muscicapidae Turdidae Stenostiridae
Sturnidae Mimidae Sittidae Certhiidae Troglodytidae
Polioptilidae Remizidae Paridae Aegithalidae Zosteropidae
Hirundinidae Regulidae Pycnonotidae Cisticolidae Cettiidae
Sylviidae Locustellidae Acrocephalidae Phylloscopidae Macrosphenidae
Paradoxornithidae Timaliidae Pellorneidae Panuridae Rhabdornithidae
Bernieriidae Alaudidae Promeropidae Dicaeidae Nectariniidae
Melanocharitidae Paramythiidae Passeridae Motacillidae Prunellidae
Ploceidae Estrildidae Viduidae Fringillidae Peucedramidae
Urocynchramidae Emberizidae Cardinalidae Parulidae Thraupidae
Icteridae

 

 

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