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Cranes in Extremadura. Cuartos Gorge. Gredos 2

Posted Friday 18th March 2016 at 10:16 by Moncho
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A walk up Gredos Range by Cuartos Gorge. Raptors and gallery forest birds. When I was coming back Madrid I saw two groups of cranes.
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A Tale of 2 RSPB Weekends

Posted Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 19:15 by Green Sandpiper
I'm an RSPB member, I support them, and admire (almost all) of the work they do. This is an almost abstract concept, as much of the time that my birding actively involves the RSPB, I find myself angry, frustrated, and more than a little dispirited.

The past 2 weekends are a case in point. Last week as a family the Green Sands headed to Lochwinnoch reserve- a not insubstantial journey of an hour or so from our home nest. It was Mother's Day, and the wife lies the place, meaning...
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Booted eagle in Robledillo de la Vera. Gredos 1

Posted Friday 11th March 2016 at 10:07 by Moncho
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A quick trip in Gredos Mountains permitted me to look this booted eagle. The first day I was in the lowlands.
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New 70D on the way!

Posted Thursday 10th March 2016 at 16:12 by Fowl Mouth
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Hmmm, I forgot I even had a blog!

Last April I snagged a used Siggy 500 4.5 EX (pre-DG). That was the single most mind blowing purchase I have made to date for birding. This lens really doesn't fail unless you miss the focus. What I mean is it is stupidly sharp and free of CA and scatter. Such a great lens. Even with a cheap 2x Kenko MC7 TC attached it can really pull in the details...WOW!

So, in the past year I have become increasingly less satisfied with my trusted...
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Firecrests and azuremagpies in San Juan Path. Madrid

Posted Friday 4th March 2016 at 10:19 by Moncho
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At the foot of Cerro Valdenoches by the
Path of San Juan Bridge.
I am trying the Birding paths by Shepherds Trails of Madrid. This is the path 5.
It iss the first time I take a photo of a firecrest.

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