A barn swallow.
A crested lark on a fence. Spotless starlings.
Then, the hoopoe I mentioned. On the same pile of rocks, a little owl as well.
A corn bunting on a fence.
And a corn bunting on a rock.
Then, a booted eagle flying. It tries to catch a hoopoe; in vain.
However, a second booted eagle does catch a second hoopoe.
Then, a crested lark on a fence along the road.
Another bird on the fence on the other side of the road. A really special bird: a great spotted cuckoo. This species is only rarely seen, so we are lucky. They are bigger than common cuckoos. Like their relatives, great spotted cuckoos are nest parasites. But contrary to their relatives, young great spotted cuckoos don’t chuck out the eggs of their hosts. According to recent research, having a young great spotted cuckoo in one’s nest may even benefit carrion crows. On the Belén plain are no carrion crows. Great spotted cuckoo females here lay their eggs in eg, the nests of common magpies.
When we look to the fence on the other side again, a male whinchat sits there.
A short-toed snake eagle flying.
A red kite.
Spanish sparrows on a fence.
A white stork on a meadow.
A calandra lark on a dirt road.
And let us also not forget the many spring flowers of the Belén steppe.
Stay tuned, for more Extremadura birds!