Never Mind The Finnsticks - Read The Blog!

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Never Mind The Finnsticks - Read The Blog!
Birding, Wildlife and other notes from Andalucian Guides based on The Strait of Gibraltar, Spain
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  • Highlights from this year's Spring Tour on The Strait of Gibraltar - April 2015 3 weeks ago Short-toed EagleHere's a quick photo summary of some of the birds we watched down in Andalucia on one of my spring birdwatching tours. Each spring we offer such small tour group holidays to go out in the field and see what bird species are arriving from Africa. The close proximity of the two...
  • Little Swifts, Chipiona, Cadiz province, Spain 1 month ago Here are some flight shots of Little Swifts (Apus affinis) taken in Andalucia, April 2015 One of the more accessible Little Swift sites is at Chipiona harbour and marina on the western side of Andalucia. There are other sites across the Iberian peninsula but this site offers easy access and with...
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  • Houbara Bustards 6 months ago Houbara Bustards (Chlamydotis undulata) are a declining species in North Africa and the sub species fuerteventurae is confined to the Eastern Canary Islands. On Fuerteventura and Lanzarotte the birds are protected and efforts have been made to mark fences and power lines which has been a problem...
  • Germany - The Brandenburg Crane and Goose Concerto 7 months ago Here are some of the latest photos from my recent tour in the county of Brandenburg, close to Germany's capital Berlin.Mandarin Ducks fly past the apartments in Potsdam just outside BerlinIt's been a record crane count this year with the arrival of 100,000 Common Cranes arriving in northern...

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TJFraser
10:26 AM December 03, 2012

Stephen's blog is the most interesting and informative blog to be found on this part of Spain for those who care about wildlife. He is privileged to have a huge diversity of wildlife on his doorstep where he and his family live near Cape Trafalgar on the Strait of Gibraltar with Morocco a short flight away for migratory birds. His photography is stunning, he's an expert on birds in flight in their natural habitat, in all conditions from the stormiest weather to the calm of sunrise or the midday heat of the summer. He and his wife Patty run Andalucian Guides, a Birding and Wildlife tour company and this blog is a fine record of wildlife encountered on the tours, from day tours in the local area to tours further afield, from Extremadura in central Spain, to Corsica, the Bavarian Alps and Austria. His fine photographs record the diversity of wildlife encountered on these tours from the smallest butterfly to the largest raptor. These tour records, his birding skills, local knowledge of the varied landscapes and his linguistic abilities are much appreciated by the tour groups he leads. Concern about conservation is a thread that runs through the blogs - Stephen is an active member of Los Amigos de la laguna de La Janda who hope to restore a large part of the land to its natural wetlands state.

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