Raptor and Vulture overload with Iolo Williams in Monfragüe National Park, Extremadura

Griffon Vulture flight

Plenty of Griffon Vultures soaring here

The weather was perfect for visiting one of our favourite destinations in wonderful Extremadura: the wonderful Monfragüe National Park. Always a thrill to visit this dramatic area of high cliffs, once again the birds didn’t disappoint.

Pena Falcon rock 2

Dramatic landscape at Monfragüe National Park

We enjoyed superb views of so many birds, including three species of eagle: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Booted Eagle and Short-toed Eagle; three species of vulture: Egyptian Vulture, Black Vulture and Griffon Vulture; Blue Rock Thrush; Rock Bunting; Black-crowned Night-Heron; Nightingale; Hawfinch; Alpine Swift; and Black Redstart.

Griffon Vulture perched close

Close Griffon Vulture encounter!

What a day!

Blue Rock Thrush Extremadura

And how close do you like your Blue Rock Thrush?[

More exciting birds in Extremadura to follow so please do check back for more!

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