Sunday, May 17, 2009

Vía de Tarifa

When will the spring weather return? The weekend was too cloudy for bird photography and too windy for sound recording. Still, it meant I had no excuse for avoiding desk work: compiling the Ayrshire Bird Report, writing up trip reports (and planning the next one!), and assembling an article. Here is my trip report for a recent undergrad field trip (ecological genetics) to south-western Spain... not proper birding, more species noted along the way.

Managed to capture the high-pitched, metallic calls of a Hawfinch (one of a party of three or four) which landed right above my head while I was quietly sitting in wood.

An Egyptian Vulture over the Sierra de la Plata...

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