Sunday, 8 March 2015

Feeding time in Extremadura, Spain

I was very privileged to spend a morning watching a carcass being devoured by a mass of around 130 vultures and a supporting cast of Ravens, Red and Black Kites, Azure-winged Magpies, Spotless Starlings and bizarrely, a Blue Tit and a couple of Crested Larks!

All this action began at dawn outside a photographic hide that I was sharing with the legends that are Killian Mullarney (Collins Bird Guide) and Rene Pop (The Sound Approach). We were participants in the FIO Extremadura Birdwatching Fair and were afforded the opportunity of watching the vultures do their thing.
 Black Vulture head on
 Motley crew of Griffon Vultures
 A poser
 Three Griffons
 How do you like me now? 
A Black Vulture spreads
 Black and Griffon Vultures
 Raven
 Black Vulture 
 Red Kite
Gathering at first light

1 comment:

Margaret Adamson said...

What a wonderful experience. Would have loved to see that sight. Great shots.