This video says about itself:
A small flock of Great bustards feeding on the plains near Santa Marta, Extremadura, Spain.
After 16 April 2016 in Extremadura came 17 April 2016 for us.
A bit further, a white stork flies with nesting material in its bill.
We stop. A black kite flying.
This is ‘dehesa’ countryside: typical for Extremadura, with mostly holly oak trees at some distance from each other.
A short-toed snake eagle flying.
We continue to a different type of countryside. Between Trujillo and Cáceres towns, with less trees. Steppe scenery.
What kind of birds live here? We hear a quail; but, as usually with this elusive species, we don’t see it. We do see another elusive species, a special bird for this region: a little bustard. However, this lone male is far away.
We go a little further, to another part of the steppe.
Will be see another elusive species, special birds for this region, here: great bustards?
Yes, there is one male!
A bit later it turns out he is not alone. In this mating season, we see three males and two females.
A calandra lark sings.
A crested lark sings on a fence.
A booted eagle flying.
We are a bit further. A female kestrel resting.
In another part of the steppe, again a male great bustard walking.
While another great bustard flies overhead.