Skylarks galore, plus vultures and (un) Common rock thrush!
Day trip 24th May 2021 – Skylarks, vultures and rock thrush!
Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson
Weather conditions: crazy weather: no wind and very cold in the morning, getting hotter in the late morning to finish in the afternoon very windy and cold, temps ranging from 12°C to 24°C+
Highlights of the day: Little bustard, Skylark (posing), Tawny pipit, Eleonora’s falcon, Montagu’s harrier, Bee-eater, Common rock thrush, Black vulture and Red fox.
What an amazing day! It started off well with a fabulous chorus of Skylark – some even posing nicely on bushes! And from there on the day just got better and better… Close views of Little bustard in flight, 10 minutes watching a healthy vixen and 2 cubs, then Montagu’s harrier, Eleonora’s falcon (dark morph), a lovely pair of Ocellated lizards, Tawny pipit perched very close. In the afternoon we managed to add Bee-eater, a group of Griffon vulture, good views of the not so Common rock thrush and the finale of the day was being buzzed by a Black vulture, which flew directly over, not much more than 10m above our heads.
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Trip report and bird list 2021.24.05 Lézignan-Saint-André de Roquelongue