søndag 27. mai 2012

SOME EXTREMADURA EXTRAS

 Barbwire bee-eaters

Nothing much happened since last time, this is just some extras from my visit to Extremadura Spain in early May... basically to "shoot" black vultures. In this blog there is nothing but black vultures. 


Two birds, one cage !!?? Griffon vultures (gåsegribb)


Portrait of griffon vulture (gåsegribb)


Another griffon


The great bustard (stortrappe) is the biggest bird of all Europe, with the maximum weight of incredible 18 kg !!!! Open any field guide to European birds and you will know that the great bustard is very rare, inhabits a few remaining pockets of landscapes in Spain and eastern Europe, and is extremely shy.  I spent "a little bit of time" in a hide hoping to have a glimpse of the bird, and that was basically what I got : a short glimpse of a huge bird cruising through the meadow like an ancient sail ship !! 
A great moment. I hope to be back for some more next year !!


The great bustards little cousin is the small bustard.... but small ???? This is still a big bird.
(Dvergtrappe !!?? Den norske navnekomiteen må ha vært i koma den dagen. Denne er stor som en orrhane !!). This is also a "shyguy", I spent a night & a day in a hide where the little bustard was seen  playing. I was lucky : it was performing with hundreds of jumps close to the hide, but still unlucky because this happened at the back of the hide away from my camera angle. Only once it came shortly into my camera angle... 6 quick shots in "silent-mode", stressed, and then again : gone. My first experience with this bird !
    

Will you believe : the first visitor to the vulture-carcass was : a stork !! This one is shaving siesta.



Blurred sex on the roof !! A pair of lesser kestrel (rødfalk)


A Spanisk Raven


Red kite (glente)


Black kite (svartglente). The black kite may sometimes be hard to classify from the red one (glente), but no matter similarities in feathers, the wings go the black one sticks out similar to the tail, while the tail the red one sticks out longer (..... just in case you wanted to know). 


Black kite (svartgelente)


Black kite (svartglente) with assumed red kite in the background.

5 kommentarer:

  1. Hva du opplever! Bildene er som vanlig en fryd for øyet, og man ser dem gjerne maaaaaange ganger :)

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  2. Excepcionales imágenes.. De una calidad y una belleza superior.. Muy bueno tu paso por Extremadura.. Bien productivo.. Enhorabuena..

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  3. Mange flotte bilder, Tom. Likte godt bee-eterne i det litt "uvanlige" miljøet med piggtråden. I tillegg var tonen i bildet veldig gjennomgående behagelig.

    Høydaren blir likevel rødfalkbildet som var knasende bra!!!! :)

    Er jo ikkje ein som fartar rundt i andre sine kamuflasjar/hytter, men har mine eigne prosjekt. Men kan jo ikkje noko for at det fristar utruleg mykje av og til, når eg ser dine storarta bilder frå heile verda!

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  4. Hei Tom,
    fantastiske bilder du tar! De tar pusten fra en! Du er en begavet naturfotograf må jeg si! De to bi-eterne skulle jeg gjerne hatt på brikken! For noen farger! Takk for en flott stund med naturbilder!
    Mvh Lillian

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  5. Digger ravna og det erotiske bildet over! Ellers er det høyt nivå, både teknisk og visuelt. Liker også gribbene godt der de grafser i skrotten. Tøffe fugler!!

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