Spain Extremadura photos: May 2007
Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I
toured several regions in Spain in May 2007. This page is devoted the
the days beginning in Madrid (May 6), traveling to Extremadura (May
7), Monfrague National Park (May 8), and Trujillo Plains and Trujillo
city (May 9), and Serejon (early May 10).
The trip was wonderful and was led by Josele Saiz (Boletas
Birdwatching Centre, Loporzano Spain, www.boletas.org) and Jan Hansen (dba
Otus Asio Tours
firstname.lastname@example.org). Jan leads a variety of
trips, all of which I would recommend.
Jan at Great Bustard site near Madrid, May 6, 2007.
Spanish Imperial Eagle and Short-toed Treecreeper, peak above San Juan
Reservoir west of Madrid on the way to Extremadura, May 7, 2007.
Castles everywhere - one at lunch and one later plus a view of the
central East-West mountain chain, May 7, 2007.
Bee Eaters along a fence, Lesser Kestrel, White Storks, May 7, 2007.
Barn Swallow, Crested Lark, Church, Jan, and Josele at Serejon, May 7,
Black Kite near entrance, Eurasian Eagle Owl and Spanish Imperial
eagle at first overlook, Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.
Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, Black Storks, first overlook Monfrague
National Park, May 8, 2007.
Azure-winged Magpie at lunch stop, Monfrague National Park,
May 8, 2007.
Castle, Blue Tit, Griffon Vulture, view from Castle, Castillo di
Monfrague, Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.
Second overlook view and Rock Bunting, Monfrague National Park, May 8,
Black Stork, Griffon Vulture, Blue Rock Thrush at second overlook,
"wild" bulls (for bull ring), Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.
View of Serejon, European Goldfinch, White Wagtail, Corn Bunting,
Serejon, May 8, 2007.
Crested Lark and Stonechats, Serejon, May 8, 2007.
Great-spotted Cuckoo, White Storks with House and Spanish (?)
Sparrows, Southern Grey Shrike, Trujillo Plains, May 9, 2007.
Bee eater, horses in fields of flowers, Hoopoe, Trujillo Plains, May
Calandra Lark, Corn Bunting, Black annd Griffon Vultures, Jan and
Josele at lunch, Crested Lark, Trujillo Plains, May 9, 2007.
Scenes in Trujillo city, May 9, 2007.
Hoopoe, Jackdaw, Common Swift, Trujillo city, May 9, 2007.
Great Reed Warbler, Arracampo Reservoir, May 9, 2007.
White Wagtail, European Goldfinch, Stonechat, young Barn Owl, Spotless
Starling, Serejon, May 10, 2007.