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Birding in Catalonia 2008

Pictures from my two week trip in Spanish Catalonia. I visited Ebro delta, plains near Lleida and the low Pyrenees. Steve West from "Birding Spain" was helpful with parts of the itinirary.
Some of the photographs was taken together with spanish photographers Joan Gil and Jordi Bas.
Little Bustard male
Little Bustard male
Early morning near Amposta
Early morning near Amposta
Hotel Montsia - my hotel in Amposta
Hotel Montsia - my hotel in Amposta
Ricefields getting water
Ricefields getting water
The delta is a huge area of fields
The delta is a huge area of fields
One of many canals in the Ebro delta
One of many canals in the Ebro delta
Amposta bridge over river Ebro
Amposta bridge over river Ebro
Spanish car
Spanish car
Looking after the car....Amposta / Spain
Looking after the car....Amposta / Spain
Tractor with Whiskered Terns
Tractor with Whiskered Terns
Whiskered Terns
Whiskered Terns
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Terns
Whiskered Terns
Bad weather over the delta
Bad weather over the delta
Low rainclouds near Amposta
Low rainclouds near Amposta
A flock of Black-winged Stilts in early morning light
A flock of Black-winged Stilts in early morning light
Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
Streetsmart Audouin`s Gull
Streetsmart Audouin`s Gull
Audouin`s Gull
Audouin`s Gull
Audouin`s Gull
Audouin`s Gull
Audouin`s Gulls
Audouin`s Gulls
Audouin`s Gulls in Sant Carles de la Rapita
Audouin`s Gulls in Sant Carles de la Rapita
Audouin`s Gulls
Audouin`s Gulls
Audouin`s Gulls
Audouin`s Gulls
Yellow-legged Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Slender-billed Gull
Slender-billed Gull
Slender-billed Gull
Slender-billed Gull
A system of watercanals supply the fields
A system of watercanals supply the fields
Moore water to the ricefields
Moore water to the ricefields
Seaside carpets of flowers
Seaside carpets of flowers
Sand formation
Sand formation
Walking the dogs south of Eucaliptus
Walking the dogs south of Eucaliptus
Male Kentish Plover
Male Kentish Plover
Kentish Plovers
Kentish Plovers
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Grey heron
Grey heron
Flamingos
Flamingos
Cormorant drying wings on the river bed
Cormorant drying wings on the river bed
Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Citting Cisticola - abundant in all reed
Citting Cisticola - abundant in all reed
Citting Cisticola
Citting Cisticola
Citting Cisticola - master climber!!
Citting Cisticola - master climber!!
Purple Swamp-hens - Living in the reed but feeding in the fields (not popular by farmers)
Purple Swamp-hens - Living in the reed but feeding in the fields (not popular by farmers)
Purple Swamp-hen
Purple Swamp-hen
Purple Swamp-hen
Purple Swamp-hen
Purple Swamp-hens
Purple Swamp-hens
Purple Swamp-hen
Purple Swamp-hen
Purple Swamp-hens
Purple Swamp-hens
Little Crake
Little Crake
Dels Ports - Mountains near Ebro delta
Dels Ports - Mountains near Ebro delta
Olive trees
Olive trees
Old housewall
Old housewall
The Village Montsonis near Sierra del Montsec
The Village Montsonis near Sierra del Montsec
View from Montsonis to north-west
View from Montsonis to north-west
Early morning view from my bedroomwindow in Montsonis w.jpg
Early morning view from my bedroomwindow in Montsonis w.jpg
Montsonis houseroofs
Montsonis houseroofs
Santuari de Mari  near Montsonis
Santuari de Mari near Montsonis
Inside Montsonis  Castle
Inside Montsonis Castle
Deep down to Montsonis Castle Wine cellar
Deep down to Montsonis Castle Wine cellar
My host in Montsonis - Ramon Orpinell
My host in Montsonis - Ramon Orpinell
Professional birdwathcher Steve West - resident in Catalonia
Professional birdwathcher Steve West - resident in Catalonia
Spanish wildlifephotographer Joan Gil
Spanish wildlifephotographer Joan Gil
Famous professional wildlifephotographer Jordi Bas
Famous professional wildlifephotographer Jordi Bas
Sierra de Boumort  - Vulture territory
Sierra de Boumort - Vulture territory
Joan Gil helping to prepare vulture hide
Joan Gil helping to prepare vulture hide
Myself inside the vulture hide - nice and cosey....
Myself inside the vulture hide - nice and cosey....
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures
How to eat a sheep - start with the intestine
How to eat a sheep - start with the intestine
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vulture showing his impressive wings
Griffon Vulture showing his impressive wings
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures - not much left of the sheep now
Griffon Vultures - not much left of the sheep now
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vultures
Griffon Vulture aggression
Griffon Vulture aggression
Griffon Vulture wrestling 1
Griffon Vulture wrestling 1
Griffon Vulture wrestling 2
Griffon Vulture wrestling 2
Griffon Vulture wrestling 3 - admit you are STUCK!!
Griffon Vulture wrestling 3 - admit you are STUCK!!
Griffon Vultures fighting
Griffon Vultures fighting
Griffon Vultures fighting
Griffon Vultures fighting
Griffon Vulture protecting his dinner....
Griffon Vulture protecting his dinner....
Black Vulture
Black Vulture
Black Vulture
Black Vulture
Black + Griffon Vulture
Black + Griffon Vulture
Black + Griffon Vulture
Black + Griffon Vulture
Griffon- and Black Vulture (ringed)
Griffon- and Black Vulture (ringed)
Griffons and two Black Vultures feeding on a sheep
Griffons and two Black Vultures feeding on a sheep
Black Vulture
Black Vulture
Black Vultures
Black Vultures
Black Vulture , Watch out - Im big and strong.....
Black Vulture , Watch out - Im big and strong.....
Black Vulture protecting his food
Black Vulture protecting his food
Black Vulture and Griffons
Black Vulture and Griffons
Black Vultures
Black Vultures
Black Vultures
Black Vultures
Black- and Griffon Vulture
Black- and Griffon Vulture
Black Vultures (right bird has radio transmitter on the back)
Black Vultures (right bird has radio transmitter on the back)
Our sheep after 2 hours feeding......left for the Lammergeiers
Our sheep after 2 hours feeding......left for the Lammergeiers
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeier
Juvenile Lammergeiers
Juvenile Lammergeiers
Juvenile Lammergeiers
Juvenile Lammergeiers
Juvenile Lammergeiers
Juvenile Lammergeiers
Adult Lammergeier
Adult Lammergeier
Western Orphean Warbler
Western Orphean Warbler
Western Orphean Warbler
Western Orphean Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Western Bonelli`s Warbler
Western Bonelli`s Warbler
Western Bonelli`s Warbler
Western Bonelli`s Warbler
Western Bonelli`s Warbler
Western Bonelli`s Warbler
Firecrest
Firecrest
Firecrest
Firecrest
Rio Segre near Sierra del Montsec
Rio Segre near Sierra del Montsec
Joan Gil walking up to Mont Roig
Joan Gil walking up to Mont Roig
Rock Sparrow at Mont Roig
Rock Sparrow at Mont Roig
Rock Sparrow at Mont Roig
Rock Sparrow at Mont Roig
Ophrys sphegodes at Mont Roig
Ophrys sphegodes at Mont Roig
Ophrys sphegodes at Mont Roig
Ophrys sphegodes at Mont Roig
Joan Gil at Mont Roig
Joan Gil at Mont Roig
Collared Pratincoles
Collared Pratincoles
La Sentiu near Balaguer
La Sentiu near Balaguer
The plains near Balguer - Little Bustard territory
The plains near Balguer - Little Bustard territory
Looking towards Montsec - Cutells
Looking towards Montsec - Cutells
Jordi Bas looking for Little Bustards
Jordi Bas looking for Little Bustards
Joan Gil
Joan Gil
Poppyfield
Poppyfield
Poppyfield
Poppyfield
Poppyfield
Poppyfield
Poppyfield
Poppyfield
Male Little Bustard flying
Male Little Bustard flying
Jordi & Joan preparing a hide for Little Bustard
Jordi & Joan preparing a hide for Little Bustard
Early morning light on a male Little Bustard
Early morning light on a male Little Bustard
Early morning light on a male Little Bustard
Early morning light on a male Little Bustard
Male Little Bustard
Male Little Bustard
Male Little Bustard
Male Little Bustard
Male Little Bustard on display...
Male Little Bustard on display...
Little Bustard lek
Little Bustard lek
Little Bustard lek
Little Bustard lek
The great attraction - a female Little Bustard
The great attraction - a female Little Bustard
Male Little Bustards flying low in evening light
Male Little Bustards flying low in evening light
A Red-legged Partridge passing by my hide
A Red-legged Partridge passing by my hide
Red-legged Partridge
Red-legged Partridge
Red-legged Partridge
Red-legged Partridge
Little owl
Little owl
Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo taking off
Great Spotted Cuckoo taking off
Shaken not stirred Bee-eater disarming a bee before eating it
"Shaken not stirred" Bee-eater disarming a bee before eating it
Bad weather passing near Balaguer
Bad weather passing near Balaguer
Waiting in Jordis car for the thunderstorm to pass
Waiting in Jordis car for the thunderstorm to pass
The perfect  Rainbow near Balaguer
The "perfect" Rainbow near Balaguer