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Extremadura, Spain

1 - 5 June 2006

by Mike Prince

Penduline Tit


Fellow ex-pat friends from Delhi, Martin Kelsey, his wife Claudia and son Patrick, had moved to Spain in 2004 to set up a lodge in Extremadura (see it at, catering especially for birders. I had visited briefly with my wife in 2005 and was keen to spend a bit longer to enjoy the great birdlife in the area, plus to see how Martin and Claudia had progressed after one year of operation. It turned out to be good on both fronts! Early June also meant that I would be there at the same time as Andy Musgrove and family who were on a two week trip through southern Portugal and Spain, thus the trip qualified as a true BUBO trip!

Since I had been before there weren't too many ticks for me in the area, and I was keen to spend more time enjoying some quality birding than travelling far (hence decided not to look for Dupont's Lark for example, which would have been a tick for me). Great and Little Bustards were obviously target species, White-rumped Swift, Spanish Imperial Eagle and Black-shouldered Kite specialities of the area that I was keen to see again, and Rufous Bush-chat is a difficult species to find in Extremadura and one that I last saw in Israel in 1995. Other than that the "western" warblers were a target although not easy at this time of year. Overall the trip was quite successful for all of these species (Western Olivaceous Warbler not surprisingly eluding me) and plenty of other great birds.

Most of the site information is very well known and described elsewhere on the Internet or in site guides such as Where to Watch Birds in Southern and Western Spain: The Definitive Guide to Finding Birds in Andalucia, Extremadura and Gibraltar by Ernest Garcia and Andy Paterson (new edition available soon) which I used and Birdwatching Guide to Extremadura by John Muddeman which I didn't have access to. The site for Rufous Bush-chat is a new site discovered by John Muddeman whilst researching for a new edition of his book - for further information it is probably best to email Martin or John (or buy the update to John's book when it is out!).

I booked a flight with BA online at and car hire with Avis at The drive from Madrid Barajas airport takes about two and a half hours.

A complete photo gallery from this trip can be viewed at A few of the better photos are also included within the species list below.

A detailed trip report for Andy Musgrove's complete trip, including Doñana, is available at

Feel free to contact me for any more details on this trip.


1 June: Flight from Gatwick to Madrid, drive to Trujillo with en-route birding stop at Arrocampo.
2 June: Early morning visit to Belen Plain, then most of day at Monfragüe National Park.
3 June: Early morning birding Trujillo Plains, late morning Trujillo, afternoon Rio Almonte.
4 June: 
Early morning Belen Plain, followed by rice fields near Madrigalejo and drive across La Serena to Cabeza del Buey.
5 June: Drive to Sierra de Gredos for a few hours birding before catching early evening flight from Madrid back to Gatwick.

Daily Diary

1 June

Landed in the early afternoon and picked up the hire car. Then drove to Extremadura with a birding stop at Arrocampo (near Almaraz), located conveniently just off the motorway. This was a great site to pass a couple of hours, although the Black-shouldered Kites nesting on a pylon there were nowhere to be seen. The lagoon on the north side of the road produced most of the birds, which included great views of a Penduline Tit at its nest, Purple Swamphen with recently fledged young, surprisingly good views of Savi's Warblers (and not so surprisingly no views at all of the Great Reed Warblers which were singing most of the time), Purple Herons, Night Herons and flight views of Little Bittern on several occasions.

Arrived at Martin's in the late afternoon, to find Andy and Trudy already there, with Thomas and Duncan enjoying the pool with Patrick. Resisted the urge to disappear off birding immediately and instead enjoyed a cold beer in the garden, accompanied by Bee-eaters, White Storks and a breeding pair of Azure-winged Magpies. Later a Scops Owl in the garden called incessantly.

2 June

Up early with Andy to check for Red-necked Nightjars. Black Vulture, Belen PlainsWe heard probably three different birds but, as on my visit last year, we were unable to see any. Then we headed out to Belen Plain. Immediately on to the plain Calandra Larks were obvious and we saw or heard Little Bustards at several points. Scanning the distant ridges produced a spectacular sight of a flock of 28 Great Bustards, although unfortunately these were never close. A perched Black Vulture was an impressive sight, and it later gave us a close fly-past. Lesser Kestrel, Montagu's Harrier, Short-toed Lark, Spanish Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Woodchat Shrike, Red-rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Nightingale and Raven were some of the other interesting species here.

Castillo de Monfrague After breakfast back at San Clemente we all (that is Trudy, Thomas and Duncan as well) went to Monfragüe National Park. Dehesa, MonfragueWe walked up to the Castillo de Monfragüe from the bottom car park (where we photographed a Horseshoe Whipsnake coiled in a tree) seeing plenty of Griffons close-by, Black Storks, Crag Martins, Red-rumped Swallows, Alpine Swifts and, the main target species and a tick for Andy, White-rumped Swift. Although we had flight views on a few different occasions, there may have only been the one individual seen. We thought we heard an Iberian Chiffchaff here (which would have been a tick for me) but were very surprised when we worked out that it was actually the Alpine Swifts calling! At the top we saw an excellent Two-tailed Pasha, and other birds included Rock Sparrows, Subalpine Warbler, Blue Rock Thrush, Short-toed Treecreeper and Hawfinch.

After lunch we went to Portilla de Tietar where the Spanish Imperial Eagles were nesting, in exactly the same nest as last year. One well-grown juvenile could be seen (at times) in the nest although it was quite a long wait before we finally managed to see a distant adult in flight. Some while later we had better views, although always fairly distant and never actually visiting the nest. Last year here we had failed to see the Eagle Owls that nest on the cliff, so I was delighted when my patient scanning produced two juveniles.

3 June

Trujillo steppesAn early start for Andy and I again, this time to the plains west of Trujillo, on the road to St Marta de Magasca. Species were similar to the Belen Plains with about 12, similarly distant, Great Bustards and several Montagu's Harriers. Roller was a new species compared to yesterday as was Black-bellied Sandgrouse, although only flight views were possible. A surprise sighting was a Little Bittern in flight over the steppes, although there were reedy areas nearby from where it had presumable come. On the return to San Clemente we saw a fine Great Spotted Cuckoo perched on a roadside wire, and a Black Vulture flew over the garden.

The rest of the morning was spent in Trujillo, visiting the castle. TrujilloWhite StorkIn Trujillo several Pallid Swifts were seen, although Common outnumbered them at least 10:1. Lesser Kestrels were plentiful in town and gave great views, and the White Storks on the buildings were equally impressive. Little else other than Booted Eagle and Crag Martin were seen around the castle.

We then headed to the Rio Almonte, a small river that crosses the main road to Monfragüe. Lunch under the bridge was accompanied by Rock Sparrows and Red-rumped Swallows, with another Horseshoe Whipsnake seen there. We then walked the river, which proved rather quiet in the heat of the afternoon; a distant soaring Bonelli's Eagle was the highlight.

4 June

I again headed to Belen Plain before breakfast, seeing the same flock of 28 Great Bustards but no additional species compared to the previous visit. After breakfast we headed south-east to Madrigalejo, failing to see the Black-shouldered Kite that Martin often sees there but managing several Rollers and Southern Grey Shrikes. The nearby rice fields were our next destination. We drove down several tracks at random which probably wasn't a great idea since we didn't see much (except for some distant unidentified small passerines that were probably waxbills or avadavats). Eventually we got to an area by the large metal pipe that Martin had mentioned. This was much better since we immediately found a few Common Waxbills. Great Reed, Savi's, Cetti's and Melodious Warblers were all in this area, the latter showing very well, and Zitting Cisticola and Collared Pratincole  also seen here. It was then time to say goodbye to the Musgroves who were heading south (on what turned out to be a very adventurous if not highly successful episode - follow their adventures on Andy's website).

I spent a little more time around the rice fields but didn't see much else. Then I headed down to Cabeza del Buey. This was an unknown area to Martin but he had heard from John Muddeman who had found four Rufous Bush-chats there the previous week. Rufous Bush-chat habitat, Cabeza del BueyThis is a very difficult bird to find in Extremadura and one I was very keen on seeing, having only seen the eastern race before and not for many years. I found the site, on the slopes of the very obvious hill north of the town, quite easily thanks to directions provided to Martin by John (contact them for these directions). Within a few minutes I followed up an unusual thrush-like song and had glimpses of a bush-chat flying away. Thereafter I only got back-end views but eventually found one (near where I'd parked!) that perched in a tree singing and showed very well. It was a nice site with Thekla Lark, several Sardinian Warblers and a Bonelli's Eagle being mobbed by several Montagu's Harriers (11 Monty's in one thermal!). Just as I was leaving I picked up my bins to look at another Sardinian Warbler and was delighted to see a nice white eye of a Western Orphean Warbler! Unfortunately I only got a couple of seconds view, but good enough for a tick! Even better would have been the Western Olivaceous that I think I had, singing and briefly seen.

5 June

Having chatted to Martin I decided to head back to Madrid via the Sierra de Gredos. Not as far out of the way as I thought - roughly 2 1/2 hours to get there (including a successful stop at the Black-shouldered Kite nest at Arrocampo where I missed it on the way down) and then the same to the airport. I dipped Citril Finch at the Parador (where Martin had seen a pair on the lawn the week before) but enjoyed some good birding in the grounds generally with Black Redstarts, Western Bonelli's Warblers, Rock Bunting and Crested Tit. I failed to see the Iberian race of Pied Flycatcher at another site but boosted my Spanish list with the likes of Wren, Dunnock, Mistle Thrush, Stock Dove, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Carrion Crow. Then I did the walk up from the Platform to the higher areas and this was great.
Sierra de GredosSierra de Gredos
Bluethroats (near the ski-lift) performed superbly and were definitely the highlight, a few Ortolans also gave excellent views and I had brief views of Water Pipit and Dipper. Finally on the return journey I saw an immature Golden Eagle, being mobbed by a tiny Booted Eagle!

Systematic List

Some photos are included within the list below, but for a full photo gallery see

  1. Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) - One at Arrocampo
  2. Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) - Seen at Arrocampo and Monfragüe
    Grey Heron
  3. Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) - About 10 at Arrocampo
    Purple Heron
  4. Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) - Recorded from Trujillo steppes and the rice fields, with about 50 at the latter site
  5. Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) - Eight at Arrocampo
    Black-crowned Night Heron
  6. Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) - Five in flight at Arrocampo, and one surprise over the Trujillo steppes
  7. Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) - About 10 at Monfragüe including a nest with three juveniles
    Black Stork
  8. White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) - Common breeder, the birds in Trujillo square being particular impressive
    White Stork
  9. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) - Small numbers recorded from Trujillo steppes and the rice fields
  10. Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) - One seen near its pylon nest at Arrocampo
  11. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) - One at the Trujillo steppes and four at Sierra de Gredos
    Red Kite
  12. Black Kite (Milvus migrans) - Common, peak count recorded being 120 at La Serena
    Black Kite
  13. Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) - Five at Monfragüe
  14. Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) - Fairly common, with peak being about 80 at Monfragüe
    Eurasian Griffon
  15. Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) - Two at Belen Plain and Monfragüe, singles at Rio Almonte and twice over the garden at San Clemente
    Black Vulture
  16. Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) - One at Sierra de Gredos
    Short-toed Eagle
  17. Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) - Four at Arrocampo, one at La Serena
    Marsh Harrier
  18. Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) - 10 at Trujillo steppes, one Belen Plain, pair at Rio Zujar, six at La Serena and an impressive thermal of 11 at Cabeza del Buey
    Montagu's Harrier
  19. Buzzard (Buteo buteo) - Small numbers at Belen Plain, Trujillo steppes and Monfragüe
  20. Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) - Adult pair with one chick in the nest at Portilla de Tietar, Monfragüe
    Spanish Imperial Eagle
  21. Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) - Immature mobbed by Booted Eagle at Sierra de Gredos
    Golden Eagle
  22. Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciatus) - Adult at Rio Almonte and another at Cabeza del Buey, the latter mobbed by Montagu's Harriers
    Bonelli's Eagle
  23. Booted Eagle (Aquila pennatus) - Nine recorded altogether at various sites, but only one dark morph
    Booted Eagle
  24. Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) - Common in Trujillo with about 30 seen there, others also at Belen Plain, Trujillo steppes and the rice fields
    Lesser Kestrel
  25. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) - One at Sierra de Gredos was the only sighting
  26. Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) - One at Trujillo steppes
  27. Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) - About five at Arrocampo, with especially good views of one adult and juvenilePurple Swamphen
  28. Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) - Only seen at the rice fields
  29. Great Bustard (Otis tarda) - Flock of 28 seen at Belen Plain (on both visits) with about 12 at Trujillo steppes
    Great Bustard
  30. Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) - 12 seen or heard at Belen Plain and two at Trujillo steppes
    Little Bustard
  31. Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) - Recorded from Arrocampo, Trujillo steppes and rice fields
  32. Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) - Two heard at Belen Plain and three seen at Trujillo steppes
  33. Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) - About 30 seen at the rice fields
  34. Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) - Two at Rio Almonte
  35. Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) - Three seen in flight over the Trujillo steppes
  36. Rock Dove (Columba livia) 
  37. Stock Dove (Columba oenas) - Two seen at Sierra de Gredos
  38. Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 
  39. Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 
  40. Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) - One seen on roadside wires between Trujillo and San Clemente, and one in flight over the garden at San Clemente
  41. Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) - Heard at San Clemente and Sierra de Gredos
  42. Scops Owl (Otus scops) - Heard in the garden at San Clemente
  43. Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) - Two juveniles seen on the cliffs at Portilla de Tietar, Monfragüe
    Eagle Owl
  44. Little Owl (Athene noctua) - Heard at San Clemente and one seen at Trujillo steppes
  45. Red-necked Nightjar (Caprimulgus ruficollis) - Three heard at San Clemente
  46. Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba) - About 10 seen at Monfragüe
    Alpine Swift
  47. Common Swift (Apus apus) - Common at Arrocampo and in the Trujillo area
  48. Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) - Only recorded in Trujillo, with about 10 there
    Pallid Swift
  49. White-rumped Swift (Apus caffer) - At least one at Castillo de Monfragüe
    White-rumped Swift
  50. Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) - One at the rice fields
  51. Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) - Fairly common, with about 50 at both Rio Zujar and Cabeza del Buey the most notable counts
  52. Roller (Coracias garrulus) - Three at Trujillo steppes and six at the rice fields near Madrigalejo
  53. Hoopoe (Upupa epops) - Up to five recorded at most sites
  54. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) - One seen on a telegraph pole north of La Serena
  55. Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra) - Common at Belen Plain (about 40) and Trujillo steppes
    Calandra Lark
  56. Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) - Up to three seen at Belen Plain on both visits
    Short-toed Lark
  57. Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) - Small numbers at Arrocampo, Belen Plain and Trujillo steppes
    Crested Lark
  58. Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae) - Four seen at Cabeza del Buey
    Thekla Lark|118|...
  59. Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) - One heard at Sierra de Gredos
  60. Wood Lark (Lullula arborea) - About five heard at San Clemente
  61. Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) - An impressive flock of 500 on wires over the Rio Zujar
    Sand Martin
  62. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) - Recorded at most sites
    Barn Swallow
  63. Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) - About 40 at Monfragüe, ten at Sierra de Gredos and smaller numbers at Belen Plain, Trujillo steppes, Rio Almonte and Rio Zujar
    Crag Martin
  64. Northern House Martin (Delichon urbicum) - Many hundreds nesting under the bridge at the reservoir at Monfragüe, otherwise only noted at Trujillo steppes
    House Martin
  65. Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica) - Small numbers at several sites, with a maximum of about 20 at Monfragüe
    Red-rumped Swallow
  66. Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) - One seen briefly near the Platform, Sierra de Gredos
  67. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) - Just seen at Rio Almonte and Sierra de Gredos
  68. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) - Two at Sierra de Gredos near the Platform
  69. Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) - One seen briefly flying down the stream at the Platform, Sierra de Gredos
  70. Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) - One at Monfragüe and eight at Sierra de Gredos
  71. Dunnock (Prunella modularis) - About 20 at Sierra de Gredos, singing from vegetation or rocks near the Platform
  72. Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) - Single at Sierra de Gredos
  73. Blackbird (Turdus merula) - Four at Sierra de Gredos
  74. Blue Rock-thrush (Monticola solitarius) - Two seen at Monfragüe
  75. Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) - Singing birds at Monfragüe, Belen Plain and Rio Zujar (three at the latter site)
  76. Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) - Great views of four singing birds near the "ski-lift", up from the Platform, Sierra de Gredos
  77. Robin (Erithacus rubecula) - Four at Sierra de Gredos
  78. Rufous Bush-chat (Erythropygia galactotes) - Four different birds singing, one of which was eventually seen very well, at Cabeza del Buey
    Rufous Bush-chat
  79. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) - About eight birds seen at Sierra de Gredos
  80. Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) - One at Arrocampo, three at the rice fields and seven at Sierra de Gredos
  81. Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) - Eight at Sierra de Gredos
    Northern Wheatear
  82. Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica) - Two seen whilst driving through Monfragüe
  83. Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) - One at the Trujillo steppes and about 10 at the rice fields
  84. Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti) - Birds heard singing at Arrocampo and the rice fields
  85. Savi's Warbler (Locustella luscinioides) - At least eight at Arrocampo, with four birds seen very well
    Savi's Warbler
  86. Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) - About five at Arrocampo
    Reed Warbler
  87. Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) - Up to five at Arrocampo, and three at the rice fields, where one showed well at distance
  88. [Western Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais opaca)] - One bird at Cabeza del Buey initially thought to be an acrocephalus warbler singing was seen briefly and was probably this species
  89. Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta) - One seen in the garden at San Clemente, four at the rice fields and two at Rio Zujar
    Melodious Warbler
  90. Western Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli) - Three singing in the woods at the Parador, Sierra de Gredos
    Western Bonelli's Warbler
  91. Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) - One singing male at Sierra de Gredos
  92. Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) - About eight seen at Sierra de Gredos
  93. Western Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis) - One male seen briefly at Cabeza del Buey
  94. Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans) - Two were seen at Monfragüe
  95. Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala) - Singles at San Clemente, Rio Almonte and the Trujillo steppes, with four at Cabeza del Buey
  96. Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) - About 10 at Monfragüe
  97. Coal Tit (Periparus ater) - About 20 at Sierra de Gredos
  98. Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) - Four seen in the woods at the Parador, Sierra de Gredos
  99. Great Tit (Parus major) - Small numbers recorded from Monfragüe, the rice fields and Sierra de Gredos
  100. Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) - Small numbers at Monfragüe and suprisingly one near the summit at Sierra de Gredos
  101. Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) - Single at Monfragüe
  102. Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla) - Up to recorded from Monfragüe, San Clemente and Sierra de Gredos
  103. Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus) - Two seen at Arrocampo included one male at the nest, one heard at the rice fields
    Penduline Tit
  104. Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis) - Five seen at the Trujillo steppes and two at Madrigalejo
    Southern Grey Shrike
  105. Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator) - Up to three recorded from Belen Plain, Monfragüe, Rio Almonte, Trujillo steppes and Cabeza del Buey
    Woodchat Shrike
  106. Jay (Garrulus glandarius) - One at Monfragüe
  107. Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) - Pair breeding in the garden at San Clemente, three seen at Monfragüe and about 20 at both Trujillo steppes and the rice fields
    Azure-winged Magpie
  108. Magpie (Pica pica) - Several at Arrocampo and especially in the Trujillo area
  109. Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) - Several at Arrocampo and in Trujillo town
  110. Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) - About ten seen at Sierra de Gredos
    Carrion Crow
  111. Common Raven (Corvus corax) - About 20 seen at Belen Plain
  112. Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor) - Relatively common, about 30 in Trujillo the peak recorded
    Spotless Starling
  113. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) - Common
  114. Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) - A few at Belen Plain and Trujillo steppes, about 40 at Rio Almonte and an impressive colony of about 300 at Rio Zujar
    Spanish Sparrow
  115. Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) - Five seen at the rice fields
    Tree Sparrow
  116. Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia) - Two at the Castillo de Monfragüe and about six at Rio Almonte
    Rock Sparrow
  117. Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild) - About 20 near the metal pipes at the rice fields
  118. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) - Two at the Castillo de Monfragüe and about 50 at Sierra de Gredos
  119. Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) - Two at Monfragüe
  120. Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) - Recorded from Arrocampo, Monfragüe and Sierra de Gredos
  121. Common Linnet (Acanthis cannabina) - Two at Cabeza del Buey and about ten at Sierra de Gredos
  122. Serin (Serinus serinus) - Small numbers at various sites, with 60 at Rio Zujar and 30 at Sierra de Gredos most notable
  123. Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) - Two seen at Monfragüe
  124. Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus) - Single at Castillo de Monfragüe
  125. Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia) - About eight near the Platform, Sierra de Gredos
    Rock Bunting
  126. Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana) - Good views of three birds near the Platform, Sierra de Gredos
    Ortolan Bunting
  127. Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) - Very common at Belen Plain and Trujillo steppes, four also at Rio Almonte
    Corn Bunting

Other Wildlife

  1. Plenty of moths and butterflies: see Andy's report for details

  2. Two-tailed PashaCardinalScarce Swallowtail
  3. Horseshoe Whipsnake - One in a tree by the lower car park at Castillo de Monfrague and one by the Rio Almonte bridge

  4. Horseshoe Whipsnake
  5. Red Squirrel - Two in woods at Sierra de Gredos

  6. Red Squirrel
    And finally, Moro - not quite so wild!



Martin and Claudia Kelsey
Casa Rural El Recuerco
Pago de San Clemente
Apartado de Correos 28
10200 Trujillo (Cáceres)
Tel: +34927319349