Archive | “August, 2015

Barbary or Peregrine? Falcon seen in Lanzarote #Birding #CanaryIslands

Published August 28, 2015 in Field Notes

The Canary Islands are an interesting birding destination that offer a good number of specialties. The local falcons have been traditionally considered to be Barbary Falcons, but the phenology of some individuals that closely resemble Peregrines has raised some questions. Here you can find an interesting paper by B. Rodriguez et al. on the subject: This is a picture of an individual that could easily be considered a Peregrine somewhere in Iberia, that I saw recently in Lanzarote.

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Filming from Famara cliff #Lanzarote #CanaryIslands #Photography

Published August 17, 2015 in Field Notes

Jumping from island to island. This afternoon the clouds opened in Lanzarote and showed us a wonderful view from Famara cliffs. Picture of Mario with the last lights of the day.

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Parque Nacional de Garajonay #CanaryIslands #Photography

Published August 10, 2015 in Field Notes

I’m currently in the Canary Islands working with Science Vision. We had a few fantastic days in Garajonay National Park. During the last day the weather "improved" and we got the misty atmosphere we were looking for. Now we have some calima in Lanzarote, but hopefully the rain will clear out the air to get good views of the volcanos. The picture was taken in "El Cedro", inside the National Park.

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