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Birds of Sierra Aitana

In Spain the most well-known birding and wildlife photography areas are usually considered to be Extremadura, Castilla y Leon and even Catalonia. Lately I found out that the Pais Valencia has also a lot to offer and not only at the wetlands of the Albufera near to the capital Valencia but also in the highlands and mountains of the interior of the province of Alicante.

Thanks to the services of Bird Watching Spain and it's manager Pau Lucio, I visited the hides at Sierra Aitana which proved to be of high interest and allowed me to add two new species to my portfolio, namely the Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) and the Ring Ouzel

Crossbill drinking at pool

Brambling perching on lichen-covered branch

Greenfinch drinking at pool with reflections

Brambling perching on branch

Blackbird at pool

Hawfinch on a rock

Cirl Bunting at pool

Red-legged Partridge

Mistle Thrush drinking at pool

Green Woodpecker behind log

Green Woodpecker drinking at pool

Cirl Bunting on log

Blackbird perching on a branch

Blackbird at pool with reflections

Hawfinch perched on branch

Hawfinch at pool with water reflections

Ring Ouzel with water reflections

Brambling with water reflections

Photo credits: Hans Peter Egert.

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February 08, 2016


Super! good eye!

February 07, 2016


Just love your birdies. Awsum pics.

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