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« on: November 06, 2010, 12:17:16 am »

Not one, but two black vultures landed in a tree about 450m away - they sat there for about 10 minutes - plenty of time to get a scope on them and be absolutely sure of their ident.

We were particularly excited by this as it was the first time we has ever found and identified black vultures for ourselves. (Three years ago we had visited a centre in France where griffon vultures have been reintroduced and a black vulture nest was pointed out to us - but it was some way away and we had to take their word for it.)

However it was not in Andalucia so maybe I am breaking some rule by posting it here?

We were actually in countryside some 13km S of Guadalupe in Extramadura at  39°20'34.87"N   5°23'16.19"W and the tree was about 450m to the WSW of us so well within range for good viewing with a scope. (The sighting was last Monday, 1 Nov, but this is the first time I have had an internet connection since then having just got home this afternoon.)

We had failed to find this species at Monfragüe four weeks earlier and had more or less given up hope.

Absolutely made our day - previously rather unproductive (one 1st year Golden Eagle seen briefly but nothing else to raise the pulse rate even slightly).

Barrie
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 01:13:19 pm »

Fantastic Barrie.  I was in Montfrague in September and saw four birds while at the castle and was as equally excited.

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