Sunday, 28 November 2010

Wot no Lynx!

Friday 28th November

The Mrs and I have recently returned from our second trip in search of one of the rarest cats in the world, the Iberian Lynx. Having previously been successful in our quest during February of this year having had the amazing experience of seeing the locally known male Lynx (known as Cooco) strutting across a bridge (see here), we returned with high hopes.

However, despite searching daily from dawn to dusk for a total of 30 hours, we came away empty handed, just highlighting how random these animals can be! A family party of four animals were seen during our stay by some very helpful Spaniards.
Looking on the positive, we have learned a few more new sites of where to watch from and we shall definitely return - watch this space.

As always, the bird interest was excellent - Highlights included:

Spanish Imperial Eagle
Golden Eagle

Griffon Vulture
Black Vulture
Azure-winged Magpie

Iberian Grey Shrike
Crag Martin

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