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walled city - 2014-03-06
rockin' the old castle on a cliff - 2014-03-05
that's sir spanish imperial eagle to you - 2014-03-05
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2014-03-06 - 12:52 p.m.
The cold but clear morning was devoted to the nesting pair of Spanish
Imperial Eagles. We saw the eagles soar, bring in a vole, bring in green
branches, visit together in the nest tree, and chase off Griffon Vultures.
One of the local Sparrowhawks even perched for awhile to give us a closer
Our host thinks I have an eating disorder. As we were checking
out, we were informed that since "we" ate so little, our wine was comped.
OK. That's pretty hilarious.
In the afternoon we went driving around
toward the next hotel. Along the way we had great views of a soaring Short
Toe Snake-Eagle and a not too impressive view of a very distant Golden
I'm not keeping track of every non-raptor species we see, but
the Red-Legged Partridge and Short Toe Lark might be life birds for me when I
review my list. One of the partridges was particularly cooperative, posing
and strutting in the sunny road right in front of us.
We visited the
old Roman walled city of Trujillo but didn't enter the walled part. Instead
we headed for the bullfighting arena, where we observed the entertaining
antics of a flock of at least 22 Lesser Kestrels. They would come and go,
sometimes parking on the tiled roof and often circling right over our heads.
The funniest antics came when two birds would decide to scuffle. Often the
bully would feint two or three times before actually hitting his victim. On
a few occasions, the victim would grapple with the attacker and they would
drop scuffling for quite a distance before breaking apart.
features an old broken-down building that has been colonized by a group of
White Storks that have built several nests. There is also a Common Kestrel
nest in hole in the side of that building.
Truly an atmospheric
OK, two things: In the evening we had the foo-foo dinner with the pork only allowed to forage on acorns. Some kind of tomato/potato appetizer, flan for dessert. The guys had a shot of some homemade grappa-ish thingy. I had one tiny taste. Not too shabby but I'd already sampled enough of the fancy wine with wires on the bottle.
Also, about the grappling Lesser Kestrels. I was wondering about this and now the photos have revealed the answer. The battling kestrels were male and female pairs, so the silly fights were really little flirtatious, similar to when eagles lock talons and tumble down through the sky.
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