Archive | “August, 2014

Red-billed Tropicbird off the Selvagem Islands #Birding #Oceans

Published August 31, 2014 in Field Notes

We returned today from the Selvagem Islands trip and it was a truly amazing experience. We saw all our target birds and got to visit both islands on foot. We saw White-faced Storm and Bulwer’s Petrel, Macaronesian, Cory’s, Manx and Great Sherwater, among other species, but if there was one bird to produce unbeatable excitement, that was the Red-billed Tropicbird. We saw two and had great views! Thanks a lot to the whole group for a great trip and specially to Juanjo Ramos that made all this possible. Hoy volvimos del viaje a las Islas Salvajes y ha sido una […]

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Whimbrel fishing crabs in the Strait of Gibraltar #birding

Published August 8, 2014 in Field Notes

I was trying to take pictures of a coastal landscape, for a change, but this whimbrel kept fishing crabs so close to me I had to set the tele-lens and give it a try. Barely any light, high ISO. Estaba intentando tomar paisajes de la costa, para variar un poco, pero este Zarapito Trinador insistía en pescar cangrejos a solo unos metros, así que tuve que poner el teleobjetivo y sacar unas fotos. Casi sin luz, ISO muy alto. from Flickr via IFTTT

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Our new project to offer quality #birding and #photography in the Strait of Gibraltar!

Published August 6, 2014 in Field Notes

Friends, For more than a year, Javi Elorriaga and I have been collaborating to offer quality trips to birders and naturalists in the Strait of Gibraltar. We have decided to keep improving and promoting ecotourism in the region under a new proposal: “Birding The Strait”. We also have a new and shiny website that we hope you like: We want to thank Stephen Daly for his continuous support and for his contribution to make the Strait of Gibraltar a better known place in Europe. We are also grateful to Jon García, to always go beyond his obligations with our […]

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Andean Condor, new cover of website

Published August 3, 2014 in Field Notes

This is a male Andean Condor I had the chance to see in Peru, and it’s the picture I chose to start a new website that is replacing "LIght as Feathers", where I will upload pictures and talk about birdsm among other things: Also, there’s another website we’ve been working on that we are presenting very soon! Este es un macho de Condor Andino que pude ver en Perú, y es la imagen que he escogido para comenzar una nueva web que reemplaza a "Light as Feathers", donde subiré fotografías y hablaré de pájaros, entre otras cosas: Además, […]

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