4th-11th May 2005


Sierra de Gredos



Alvaraz Lagoons

Puerto de Navacerrada

Trujillo & Surrounding Plains
(part 3)

The picturesque town of Trujillo is a good spot for photographing Lesser Kestrels. Both the church in the centre of town and the Bullring on the outskirts have reasonable numbers, although we found the Bullring to be better since the birds were closer.

Male Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Male Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Male Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Female Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

I also spent a bit of time trying to photograph the Swifts and Red-rumped Swallows. Unfortunately, the Pallid Swifts (across the road from the bullring) were a bit camera shy, but I did manage to get some reasonable shots of both Common Swift and Red-rumped Swallow.

Common Swift (Apus apus)

Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

Trujillo (part 2) Alvaraz Lagoons