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Urban kingfisher in Parque Lineal del Manzanares. Madrid.

Posted Friday 20th November 2015 at 06:34 by Moncho
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On Monday November 2 at nine and a half I left from Madrid Río Park end to Parque Lineal del Manzanares, its continuation. I saw two Black Redstarts fluttered beside the river, a magpie and a string of cormorants on lampposts of the M30 motorway.
At the end of Madrid Rio, the river again becomes a river, not an ornamental channel: the river has banks again and river banks mean herons, as the first two grey heron I saw.
Some starlings were on a small...
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Despeñaperros National Park II. Azure magpies and nuthatchs.

Posted Friday 13th November 2015 at 07:42 by Moncho
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When we were arriving to our hotel at Santa Elena, a small group of azure magpies permitted to be photographed. It was a lucky thing too. Usually I only can photograph them far away.
The distribution of azure magpies is curious. The main population was in east Asia: from China, Japan and Korea to Baikal Lake in Siberia, and a little group was in the other extreme of Eurasia eigth thousand kilometers away, a fifth of the world distance without existing...
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Despeñaperros National Park I. Jays and vultures

Posted Friday 6th November 2015 at 09:52 by Moncho
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In early October I went to the Natural Park of Despeñaperros. The view on the trail of the Barranco de Valdeazores were spectacular.
It allows to observe the grandeur of this deep cut in Sierra Morena. It is the main pass between the center of Spain Andalusia.
The summit has golden and imperial eagles, but only griffont vultures flew near my camera.
September rains were scarce, so mushrooms were also scarcde in October. We saw some Macrolepiota...
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Halloween birding in Cabañeros National Park surroundings

Posted Friday 30th October 2015 at 07:24 by Moncho
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I usually went to Cabañeros National Park in Halloween. This has finished but I will show now the photos of this trips.

Two years ago I had seem a group of 40 early season cranes flying over Alcalá de Henares on 17 October in search of their winter quarters. I were maturing the idea of ​​approaching Cabañeros National Park on All Saint´s Day weekend to take a walk...
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Wader Conservation November

Posted Thursday 29th October 2015 at 16:48 by Rick and Elis
Remember: Waders need love too!
Here are Wader Quest's three big events for this November. Please support us if you can.

Wader Conservation World Watch.

Part of Wader Conservation November

A celebration of wader conservation and conservationists.
7th & 8th November 2015
This year the UK will have its first dedicated wader festival.

Join us for the
Wirral Wader Festival
14th - 15th November 2015...
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