Monday, 16 May 2011

Spanish Birding – Great Spotted Cuckoo – 15th May 2011

Mid trip we took a day away from Aldalucia and drove north up into Extremadura primarily to see Bustards.  We found several just outside the village of Belen (near Trujillo) but were not able to get with in any distance to take meaningful photos.

One bird we also found on the day was the Great Spotted Cuckoo, two pairs to be precise, one elusive in some scrub bushes and another in full view on the road side fence. A great photographic opportunity, as we were able to use the car as a hide.

East Anglia Year Count: 133 (April)
Life bird count: 403. Year bird count: 203. Month bird count: 153 (April)
Photo:  Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

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