Egyptian vultures, imperial eagles, rock buntings in Extremadura, Spain


This video from Spain says about itself:

Program for the protection of threatened birds of prey in the Monfragüe National Park

18 September 2015

ACCIONA has introduced a selective feeding system that provides an additional (and secure) source of food for species such as the red kite. More information: here.

Still 13 April 2016 in Extremadura. After the orchids and other flowers just outside Monfragüe National Park, and the fish inside the park, now the birds of Monfragüe.

We see one of the Spanish imperial eagle nests. A grey heron flies just above the river.

Petticoat daffodils flowering. Rather late, as they sometimes start in February. Probably because of the relatively cold spring.

We walk on to the vantage point Mirador de la Portilla del Tiétar.

Griffon vultures at nest, 13 April 2016

On the other side of the Tiétar river are various griffon vulture nests. Like the one on this photo, with a young bird present.

Above them, on the highest mountain ridge: a male blue rock thrush.

Red-rumped swallows have a nest in a hole in a rock. A crag martin flies past.

A blackbird calls.

A male rock bunting on a leafless tree.

We go back to the eagle nest. This time, we actually see a Spanish imperial eagle.

Griffon vulture and Spanish imperial eagle, 13 April 2016

The male flies along the rocks, showing it is smaller than the griffon vulture on the left of the photo.

Spanish imperial eagle, 13 April 2016

Then, the eagle, as he flies to his nest, passes another, much smaller, bird.

A Cetti’s warbler sings.

Egyptian vulture, 13 April 2016

A few hundred meter further, an Egyptian vulture on its nest on the other side of the river.

Still further, two Egyptian vultures flying. A bit later, four griffon vultures.

A jay.

A short-toed snake eagle flies.

Subalpine warbler, 13 April 2016

A beautiful male subalpine warbler.

A booted eagle flying.

Conical orchid flowers.

Salta del Gitano, 13 April 2016

We reach the famous Salta del Gitano vantage point.

Rock bunting, 13 April 2016

A male rock bunting sings.

Griffon vultures, 13 April 2016

Griffon vultures gather on a rock, while others fly around.

Black stork nest, 13 April 2016

Black storks nest here.

A bit further, an Eurasian black vulture nest in a tree.

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