To the desert

20 December 2010.

After yesterday, today we leave Ouarzazate to go further to the east.

First, to Lake El Mansour Eddahbi.

A great crested grebe.

A group of black-bellied sandgrouse not far from the lake.

Many crag martins flying around.

Andorinha-das-rochas – Ptyonoprogne rupestris – Rock Martin from Jose Viana on Vimeo.

This video is about Eurasian crag-martins gathering mud for nesting.

Three male teal in the lake, and one female.

Mallards. A grey heron.

A bit further, a white-crowned wheatear. It has a dragonfly in its bill.

This video says about itself:

Oenanthe leucopyga White Crowned Black Wheatear

Erg Chebbi, Morocco, May 2010.

This is another white-crowned wheatear video.

And here is another video of that species, recorded in Erfoud in Morocco.

Next stop at the lake: common bulbul. Grey heron. A male stonechat on a garden shrub.

This video is called Male Trumpeter Finch near Guelmim, Morocco.

We continue. Near a rock ledge, scores of trumpeter finches. Also, house buntings.

A Barbary falcon, flying.

A black redstart.

A painted lady butterfly.

At 16:15, we are in de Gorged de Dades canyon. Not many birds. A Moussier’s redstart on a rock. And some house sparrows near a building.

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