More Barbate Birds

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sitting in a wild olive tree
A Squacco Heron arrives on the coast
The Squacco Heron’s breeding plumage is especially beautiful
A looks out over the wild mustard blossom
A (Greater) Short-toed Lark searches for food on the bare earth
Collared Pratincoles at Barbate Marismas
A male feeding amongst a mass of fresh sunflower plants
Little Bustard
Montagu’s Harrier, female
Montagu’s Harrier male displaying
(Common) taking off from his thorny perch. Nightingales are more often heard than seen!
The fine colours of a Red-legged
.and of this busy who has been busy excavating a new nest tunnel.Interestingly they will wear down their bills loosing up to 3cms in length during tunneling.

Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly

, has been birding since he was eight years old in his native Scotland. After living in Germany and France he established Andalucian Guides the successful birding and wildlife tour company on The Strait of Gibraltar in and has been living here since 2001. Photographing birds in flight is one passion and his photos can be found in many books, magazines and journals. Studying bird behaviour and bird migration are two other positive aspects of being based on one of the busiest migration routes on Earth.

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