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Birds on the flight path from Spain to Africa

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Old Thursday 8th June 2006, 16:59   #1
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Birds on the flight path from Spain to Africa

Hello Everybody,

I am a novice where bird watching is conerned, but I live in an area that is abundant with brids living in our area and migrating to/from EUrope from Africa. We live on top of a hill in a very quiet area and some of the birds that we see on and around our property include the following:-

robin,blackbird,quail,partridge,goldfinch,stonechat,sardinian warbler, black redstart,marsh harrier,kestrel,willow warbler,chiffchat,sanderling (conil beach),crested skylark,serin,ringed plover,golden plover,bee eater, flocks of storks, griffinvulture,small owl,hoopoe, plus many others.

Although I have a pretty good camera, with a zoom lens, I find it difficult to get photos of some of the shy birds (hoopee, bee eater, etc). Typically, I hear the bee eaters fly over and they duck and dive all over the place, then by the time I have my camera, they have gone. Eevn if they pirch on a branch of one of our trees, as soon as they see me they are gone.

Are there any experts who can help?
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Hi Almond, welcome to birdforum, we hope you enjoy the site. Bird Photography is a particularly difficult pastime, and not spooking the birds is the biggest challenge.
You may wish to post in the photography section on birdforum and ask the advice of the experts there.
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Hi Almond and a warm welcome to you from the rest of us on staff here at BirdForum
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