Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Diamond Day

Some days are diamonds, some days are stones! A day that began looking like a stone with a torrential downpour ended as a diamond in bright sunshine. What seemed likely at first to be disappointing turned out to be an excellent day's birding.

A day when we see Little Bustards, Little Owls, Honey-buzzards, Booted Eagles, Golden Plovers and Red-billed Choughs probably qualifies as a good day. A day when we are able to photograph all of these is a very good day.

Add to these good views of Black Redstarts, Blue Rock Thrush, Northern Wheatears, Whinchats, Cory's, Sooty and Balearic Shearwaters, Great and Pomarine Skuas, Northern Gannets, Peregrine Falcon, Hobby, Short-toed Eagle, Black Kite, Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Thekla and Crested Larks and we're happy to call it excellent.

We were, of course, at Cape St Vincent.

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