Thursday 27 May 2010

Black Kites and Pomarine Skuas: Spain, May 2010

I was working again in Catalonia during May. I joined Albert Cama, Joan Ferrer and other local birders on a boat trip off Tarragona to look for seabirds, and also visited Lleida rubbish dump to watch Black Kites. I also took-in Ivars D'Urgell (15 km East of Lleida) where, among other things, several Black Terns were present. This post shows a selection of birds from the trip. Great thanks to Albert for organising the boat trip, and to Joan for all the hard work 'chumming' while free-loaders like me sat back and took photos. Thanks guys...

Black Tern, Ivars.

A selection of Black Kites

During summer there are always good numbers at Lleida dump, and this photo shows a kettle circling high in the air.

The highlight of the Tarragona pelagic was undoubtedly the Pom Skua flocks - absolutely fantastic....

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