Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Early news

Just a quick update from the famous five's current trip to the Pyrenees.
We arrived fresh and ready yesterday (Tuesday) and after checking into our accommodation we made our way to the Valdiello Dam area. Not long after arriving an adult Lammergeier was found circling with the Griffon and Egyptian Vultures. This was quickly followed with the finding of a Wallcreeper on the dam wall. Both key species found within 20 minutes on day one - it was Tunnock time!
day 2 was not quite so good. A visit to Astun ski resort only managed Alpine Chough - no Snow Finch, no Alpine Accentor!. then over to Gabardito in the Hencho valley, where Crossbill, Hawfinch, Yellowhammer, Marsh Tit and Hen Harrier were added to the trip list, but no Black Woodpecker or Citril Finch. However at least 5 Golden Eagle and 6+ Lammergeier ensured quality on the rapture front.   

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