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lanzarote

  1. Great Grey Shrike

    Great Grey Shrike

    When I first saw this bird I was on the other side of the tree to it, 15 minutes of careful movement got me into a position to grab this shot
  2. Berthelot's Pipit

    Berthelot's Pipit

    several in the area of the golf course
  3. Stone Curlew

    Stone Curlew

    One of a few sat in a field by the side of the road.
  4. Over the horizon

    Over the horizon

    A fast retreating bustard
  5. Great Grey Shrike

    Great Grey Shrike

    One of two that I found by Tias Golf Course
  6. Just teeing up!

    Just teeing up!

    A hoopoe on one of the tees at Tias Golf Course
  7. Juvenile Trumpeter finches

    Juvenile Trumpeter finches

    The adult were too flighty to get a shot of but these settled on a fence line for long enough
  8. Larking about

    Larking about

    A small part of a flock of around 100 birds. They are now known as the mediterranean short-toed lark rather than the lesser s-t lark.
  9. Houbara bustard

    Houbara bustard

    One of 9 seen on my trip to El Jable
  10. Cream-coloured courser

    Cream-coloured courser

    One of 2 dozen at a single location
  11. Cream-coloured courser

    Cream-coloured courser

    One of about 2 dozen at a single location
  12. Cream-coloured Courser

    Cream-coloured Courser

    One of about 2 dozen birds seen at one location
  13. Tadorna ferruginea

    Tadorna ferruginea

    The ruddy shelduck, 58 to 70 cm in length with a wingspan of 110 to 135 cm. In Spain it only lives in Canary islands
  14. Ring-necked Parakeet 'krameri'

    Ring-necked Parakeet 'krameri'

    Inspired by drjpmenon's parakeet photo I wanted to show a couple of Canary Island subspecies. This, I believe, is 'krameri' in Lanzarote but would be happy for any correction if needed
  15. Saturday Fun - Am lookin' for the coos

    Saturday Fun - Am lookin' for the coos

    cattle egret on Lanzarote
  16. Boyz in da hood

    Boyz in da hood

    Imagine going to the local bus station and you are confronted by this bunch of da local boyz. This can happen to you in Arrecife - be warned!
  17. Whimbrel 2 or is it just 1 again?

    Whimbrel 2 or is it just 1 again?

    another or possibly the same bird as last photo
  18. Whimbrel 1

    Whimbrel 1

    One of the many whimbrels on Lanzarote - but this is the legless one.
  19. Palm tree shrike?

    Palm tree shrike?

    Great grey shrike in palm tree in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote
  20. Downtown Kestrel

    Downtown Kestrel

    Kestrel in palm tree in the middle of Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
  21. Look at my yellow feet!

    Look at my yellow feet!

    Little egret in harbour at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Sept 2017
  22. Ring-necked Parakeet

    Ring-necked Parakeet

    one of several that were around the resort area during the evening, never during the day.
  23. Hoopoe

    Hoopoe

    One of 4 birds feeding in the park by the bus station at Playa del Reducto, Arrecife
  24. Male Spanish Sparrow

    Male Spanish Sparrow

    A humble addition to the Canary Islands gallery at www.lighasfeathers.net. A male Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) from Lanzarote in fresh new plumage. It was rather complicated to have one of these staying still for a second!
  25. Desert Grey Shrike

    Desert Grey Shrike

    Single bird sat atop a bush as we walked along the beach at Puerto Del Carmen
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