Lucia and I travelled through the flooded rice fields of La Janda early yesterday morning. She asked me if we could have a couple of hours photography. Although I encourage her and her sister about wildlife, I don’t drag the kids around rubbish tips or sewage farms or to gull roosts but rather respond to […]
The Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) is closely related to the Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). Their European distribution extends from the Iberian peninsula in the west, through most Mediterranean countries (including some North African countries) and into the Middle East. Their global distribution is greater the further east one travels, extending to northern Mongolia and on […]
Praying Mantis or Mantid – Quite a common insect. Two forms are around – the green one like this female and the beige coloured form. We have lots of young ones in the shrubbery right now. Visit my website to learn more about my activities as a guide in the Andalucia region of Spain.
Aplogies for the delay in writing my updates but I have been extremely busy tour leading during May. I flew to Corsica at the beginning of the month and had a great tour with friends on this fantastic Mediterranean island. (I’ll post photos and a trip report of this tour later). From Corsica I flew […]
Here are some photo highlights of Limosa Holidays tour to Extremadura and Andalucia. This was a two centre holiday based for four nights outside Trujillo in Extremadura and three on the Doñana at El Rocío. Visit my website to learn more about my activities as a guide in the Andalucia region of Spain.
Last year we were remarking about how early the seasons are starting, particularly with early springs, now there seems to be an abrupt halt to this trend. In any case the whole world is seeing huge changes in climate and many unnatural and prolonged weather patterns, with intense flooding in Australia, violent hurricanes across the […]
One of the rarest waders to turn up in Europe was found by a teacher with a party of schoolchildren out on a field trip on Tarifa beach on the morning of the 12th of April 2012. The teacher knew that it was an unusual bird and phoned Fundación Migres, a local NGO that studies […]
Farmers were delighted with rain that fell most days during this first week of April. I can’t say that it’s been easy to show people the birds during this very wet time, although afternoons were generally better and we managed to see quite a lot of avian migrants that had come in from Africa. Visit […]