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- Butterflies, Bugs and other Insects 1 week ago
- Thread-winged-Lacewing (Nemoptera bipennis) 2 weeks ago One of the most beautiful Iberian insects is the Wood Fairy or Thread-winged-Lacewing (Nemoptera bipennis), known as Duende in Spanish which translates as an elf or a fairy. My two younger daughters and I went out to look for them in one of the smaller pine woods on the edge of Barbate...
- The Last Days of May 2 weeks ago Collared Pratincole near our homeGoat's BeardGoat's Beard seed headNorthern Bald Ibis, adult at La Barca de Vejer, CadizNorthern Bald Ibis chick last weekSame chick this week with rings/bandedAdultCommon Pheasant fight between two malesAfter the tussle everyone's friends again...Just along the...
- White-tailed Eagle ( Haliaeetus albicilla) - Dandube Delta, Romania, May 2013 1 month ago
- Migrating Over a Carpet of Flowers 2 months ago Pink Mallow and Purple Viper's BuglossThe last few weeks have been pretty busy for me with lots of tours and finding lots of migratory birds. This year's early rain through the month of March was extreme but all along we knew that it would be a spectacular spring and hence have been rewarded with...
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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.