An unseasonal 1st winter Male Pied Flycatcher seen today on the outskirts of Granada City. Strange bird, not just for the fact that it should have gone a good while ago but it acted more like a chat than a flycatcher spending 90% of its time running around on the ground feeding.
January is a great month for watching Griffon Vultures repairing last year´s nests high on limestone ledges, performing beautifully synchronized flights that are a part of their courtship routines, breeding and incubating their single egg. The parents take turns at sitting on the nest and perform an almost acrobatic change-over at the nest. The cliffs where Griffons nest, or “buitreras” in Spanish, are full of activity and interest at this time of the year. Continue reading January -WINTER WALKING – Nesting Griffon vultures, Broad-leaved iris, Spanish Ibex, resident and wintering birds.
Jayne and I headed up to Granada this afternoon to have a look at the new Nevada Shopping centre. On the way had a dark phase Booted Eagle (Aguililla Calzada / Hieraaetus pennatus) fly over the road just to the east of Santa fe. Not an uncommon wintering bird down on the coast but much less common inland.
Shopping centre was quite spectacular if you enjoy shopping and will be even better when it all opens in the spring.
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I’m in Chamonix in the French Alps at the moment for the BAIML (British Association of International Mountain Leaders) AGM. Came out a few days early to explore the area and today did a hike on a section of the Tour de Mont Blanc – great hike with stunning views! Take a look at our blog for more info and pics.
A day hiking on the Tour de Mont Blanc from Chamonix – the section called the Gand Balcon Sud
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here is a selection of photos from last years Christmas Walking Holiday with #mountainWALKS. Fantastic weather and walking in the Alicante Mountains in Spain. We only have 3 places remaining on this holiday for 2016, for more info visit www.mountainwalks.com.