Back home and Griffons!

Published April 20, 2014 in Field Notes

Back home after a great private tour in Extremadura, Castilla y Leon and Madrid, where we saw close to 200 species, including Great and Little Bustard, Imperial, Bonelli’s, Golden, Short-toed and Booted Eagle, Lesser Short-toed, Greater Short-toed, Calandra and Wood Lark… and many more!

The favorite bird of the tour? The Eurasian Griffon! We saw hundreds of them, including a few chicks that will be ready to fly in a couple of weeks. These large scavengers are surely one of the main attractions to birders and wildlife photographers visiting southern Europe. Here there are three pics of these amazing birds from  the last few days.

This Griffon  was seen feeding on a carcass this morning near Tarifa

This Griffon was seen feeding on a carcass near Tarifa

An Eurasian Griffon getting ready for landing on the carcass

An Eurasian Griffon getting ready for landing on the carcass

An abnormal Eurasian Griffon, with Brown plumage aberration, in Monfragüe, Extremadura

An abnormal Eurasian Griffon, with Brown plumage aberration, in Monfragüe, Extremadura