24 July 2013

Azure-winged Magpie

After a few early morning walks we managed  a few photos of this lovely looking bird
it was not easy they certainly are alert and shy .

The Azure-winged Magpie a medium-large rather slim and long-tailed .
Resident breeder in Iberia in woods mainly of stone pine but also deciduous tree.

Outside breeding season, roams about in family parties or larger groups .Alert
and rather shy.Dashes around nimbly in dense treetops when foraging .Food insects and
berries Nest often at edge of crown of holm oak.

We hope you all enjoy this post bye for now.

01 July 2013

Lesser Kestrel

Here we have are few photos of the Lesser Kestrel. A small, elegant falcon that breeds in towns, steep cliffs, ruins, etc and usually at low level.

Food - insects, caught on ground or in the air. Nest - niche or hole in building, on cliff-ledge, scrape, no material used.

We spent most of the morning watching them fly off in search of food for their young .
They have a call that would alert the young they are inbound with food and the chicks
would come to the entrance of the nest to take the food time and time again.

It was a great morning,  hope you enjoy the photos.