12 August, 2008

Extremadura, Spain, May 2008 - Part 4

A Woodchat Shrike.

A male Golden Oriole - virtually impossible to stalk !

Spanish Imperial Eagle - less than four hundred individuals of this large Aquila exist in Spain and a few in Portugal, but numbers have increased over the last two decades. This appears to be an adult showing white shoulder blazes and pale nape.

After a bit of experimentation, it was possible to capture a digiscoped image of European Eagle Owl. I used the 50mm Canon kit lens on the 350D DSLR and took the shot through my ageing Kowa 'scope - hand held ! The image shows two well grown chicks, still with downy plumage.

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