A little taster of some of the photographs I took of Spanish birds from my recent trip there (Extremadura).
Above: A Swallow - one of the parents of the juvenile below.
Above: A Juvenile Swallow, begging for food from the nearby parents.
It is warmer in Spain at this time of year and some migrant species will no doubt arrive in Spain before they do in Britain, though I was surprised to find a fledged juvenile Swallow so early (20th April). Other swallows I had seen were still nest building!
It may take a while to organise the photographs and post them especially as the phone/internet at home are down at the moment. Most of the photographs to come aren't as clear as these, but you will get to see a range of more exciting species. I'm not giving you any clues yet though!
I am a collector of RSPB Pin Badges with their associated backing cards. If you are interested, you can buy your own from RSPB shops and from donation boxes located anywhere (try your local shops). The RSPB also have a Pin Badge Collectors Club. E-mail Mark on PinBadge.CollectorsGroup@rspb.org.uk for more information (old, rare and international badges that are no longer in production or not available in the UK can be sourced here).
You may not believe it, but at auction the rarest & best badges can go for £200 +!!!