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, and Jan Hansen (dba Otus Asio Tours 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] [Spanish Imperial Eagle] [Short-toed Treecreeper] [Short-toed Treecreeper]

Spanish Imperial Eagle and Short-toed Treecreeper, peak above San Juan Reservoir west of Madrid on the way to Extremadura, May 7, 2007.

[Castle] [Castle] [Mountains]

Castles everywhere - one at lunch and one later plus a view of the central East-West mountain chain, May 7, 2007.

[Bee Eater] [Bee Eater] [lesser Kestrel] [White Stork] [White Stork]

Bee Eaters along a fence, Lesser Kestrel, White Storks, May 7, 2007.

[Barn Swallow] [Crested Lark] [Church] [Jan and Josele] [Josele]

Barn Swallow, Crested Lark, Church, Jan, and Josele at Serejon, May 7, 2007.

[Black Kite] [Eurasian Eagle Owl] [Eurasian Eagle Owl] [Spanish Imperial Eagle] [Spanish Imperial Eagle]

Black Kite near entrance, Eurasian Eagle Owl and Spanish Imperial eagle at first overlook, Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.

[Griffon Vulture] [Egyptian Vulture] [Black Stork] [Black Stork]

Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, Black Storks, first overlook Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.

[Azure-winged Magpie] [Azure-winged Magpie] [Azure-winged Magpie]

Azure-winged Magpie at lunch stop, Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.

[Castillo] [Blue Tit] [Blue Tit] [Griffon Vulture] [Castillo view]

Castle, Blue Tit, Griffon Vulture, view from Castle, Castillo di Monfrague, Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.

[overlook] [Rock Bunting] [Rock Bunting] [Rock Bunting]

Second overlook view and Rock Bunting, Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.

[Black Stork] [Griffon Vulture] [Blue Rock Thrush] [Blue Rock Thrush] [wild bull]

Black Stork, Griffon Vulture, Blue Rock Thrush at second overlook, "wild" bulls (for bull ring), Monfrague National Park, May 8, 2007.

[Serejon] [European Goldfinch] [White Wagtail] [Corn Bunting]

View of Serejon, European Goldfinch, White Wagtail, Corn Bunting, Serejon, May 8, 2007.

[Crested Lark] [Crested Lark] [Stonechat] [Stonechat]

Crested Lark and Stonechats, Serejon, May 8, 2007.

[Great-spotted Cuckoo] [Great-spotted Cuckoo] [White Stork] [White Stork] [Southern Grey Shrike]

Great-spotted Cuckoo, White Storks with House and Spanish (?) Sparrows, Southern Grey Shrike, Trujillo Plains, May 9, 2007.

[Bee Eater] [Bee Eater] [horse & flowers] [horse & flowers] [Hoopoe]

Bee eater, horses in fields of flowers, Hoopoe, Trujillo Plains, May 9, 2007.

[Calandra Lark] [Corn Bunting] [Black Vulture] [Griffon Vulture] [Jan and Josele] [Crested Lark]

Calandra Lark, Corn Bunting, Black annd Griffon Vultures, Jan and Josele at lunch, Crested Lark, Trujillo Plains, May 9, 2007.

[Trujillo] [Trujillo] [Trujillo] [Trujillo] [Trujillo]

Scenes in Trujillo city, May 9, 2007.

[Hoopoe] [jackdaw] [jackdaw] [jackdaw] [Common Swift]

Hoopoe, Jackdaw, Common Swift, Trujillo city, May 9, 2007.

[Great Reed Warbler]

Great Reed Warbler, Arracampo Reservoir, May 9, 2007.

[White Wagtail] [European Goldfinch] [Stonechat] [Barn Owl] [Spotless Starling]

White Wagtail, European Goldfinch, Stonechat, young Barn Owl, Spotless Starling, Serejon, May 10, 2007.

Eric W. Greisen