I was doing a quick Recce yesterday afternoon and came across this beauty….I love yellowhammer. It is THE countryside `s bird
In April the weather in UK was poor to say the least, & it was nice to get out of this country.
I went to Spain for four days to clear my mind, and to do some wildlife photography. When I go abroad, which is not often, I always want to photograph a species that it would be impossible to do with such a short amount of time.
For some species it can take years to make them come to an area. Well, I did not have years, so I used a company called Photo Raptors. The company is run by two very good photographers, Helios and Jose.
We arrived in Spain very late, it was 23h30 & Helios was waiting for us at the hotel. He explained a few things and we went to bed, I was knackered!
The next day Helios came to pick us up and we went to a Spanish Imperial Eagle hide. The hide was very luxurious and comfortable. It needs to be as I am getting older, & I cannot sit for hours on end in a tiny hide. I need space, & I need to be able to sit on a proper chair etc… All the hides we used were very good.
We were shooting through glass, of which I’m not a big fan, but it worked. The quality of the pictures were fine.
During the next few days we photographed all sort of birds. Azure Wing Magpie, Bonelli’s Eagle, Cuckoo etc
It was magical to be in such beautiful country.
Helios, Jose and the hotel owner could not have done more to please us.
Overall, I had a very good trip. The country is spectacular, and the organisation was very professional.
I would definitely book future trips with Photo Raptors.
I am still on the lookout for badger. Everything seems to be difficult this spring…..
This is something that I had never seen before. A young badger sleeping in a hollow tree. Magical to watch
After the rest, the badger woke up and when under some wire
Back in the meadow on the lookout for worms