Of course it was not all birds in Morocco recently... For example, we came across other wildlife such as this Spur-thighed Tortoise (Tesudo graeca). Absolutely wild, too. Sadly these reptiles are easily caught by those involved in the illegal pet-trade.
Just back from Morocco where we experienced some extreme fluctuations in the weather, but still had a great trip and saw many great birds! Here is one, a Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes) taking off to begin its wonderful display flight. More images to come, so watch this space!
So after the exotics, it is back to my local birds. And who better than this regular visitor to our garden, Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. Budapest, Hungary, February 7th, 2015 (Gerard Gorman). A pair drop in every day now and visit the different feeders.
Just back from a birding adventure in the Philippines. My main targets were the endemic woodpeckers, but of course many other fine birds were encountered. Here is one, an endemic starling species the Coleto Sarcops calvus, which is fairly common on most islands.