Spanish Imperial Eagle
Bonnelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Cinerous Vultures
Bee-Eater
Bee-Eater
Bee-Eater
Bee-Eater
Azure-winged Magpie
Azure-winged Magpie
Roller
Lesser Kestrel
Little Owl
Crag martin
Crag martin
Crag martin
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture, Cinerous Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Great Bustard
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Crested Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Short-toed Lark
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
disputing Cinerous and Griffon Vultures
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Black Kite
Black Kite
Black Kite
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagler
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
White-crowned Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
White Stork
White Stork
White Stork
White Stork
White Stork
Rock Bunting
Rock Bunting
Rock Bunting
Booted Eagle
Booted Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Bonnelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Cinerous Vultures
Bee-Eater
Bee-Eater
Bee-Eater
Bee-Eater
Azure-winged Magpie
Azure-winged Magpie
Roller
Lesser Kestrel
Little Owl
Crag martin
Crag martin
Crag martin
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture, Cinerous Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Great Bustard
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Crested Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark
Short-toed Lark
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
disputing Cinerous and Griffon Vultures
Cinerous Vulture
Cinerous Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Black Kite
Black Kite
Black Kite
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Spanish Imperial Eagler
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
White-crowned Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
White Stork
White Stork
White Stork
White Stork
White Stork
Rock Bunting
Rock Bunting
Rock Bunting
Booted Eagle
Booted Eagle

Extremadura in Spring

I spent the first half of May in the Spanish province of Extremadura to photograph some of the local birds. In this vast and remote province  substantial populations of some of the rarest raptors have survived - among them Spanish Imperial Eagle with about 50 breeding pairs and Bonelli's Eagle. Also this region close to the border with Portugal is a stronghold of Cinerous Vultures.

For the photography of both species of Eagles,  Azure-winged Magpie and for some of the Vulture photography I used hides run by Photoraptors.com, designed and maintained excellently by Helios Dalmau and Josè Gordillo. I will be organizing  another photography workshop in cooperation with Helios and Josè in Extremadura  most likely in early spring of next year. Details to follow here or contact me if you are  interested in joining a small group of photographers.