A Squacco Heron arrives on the coast
The Squacco Heron's breeding plumage is especially beautiful
A Calandra Lark looks out over the wild mustard blossom
A (Greater) Short-toed Lark searches for food on the bare earth
Collared Pratincoles at Barbate Marismas
Little Owl sitting in a wild olive tree
A male Little Bustard feeding amongst a mass of fresh sunflower plants
Montagu's Harrier, female
Montagu's Harrier male displaying
(Common) Nightingale taking off from his thorny perch. Nightingales are more often heard than seen!
The fine colours of a Red-legged Partridge
….and of this busy European Bee-eater who has been busy excavating a new nest tunnel.
Interestingly they will wear down their bills losing up to 3cms in length during tunneling.