I spent Tuesday morning landrovering round the Donana National Park, with Javi Tosar, a local guide, in search of the local fauna. Donana is just next to the El Rocio site, and is one of the two remaining habitats for the Iberian lynx. We did see a lynx, but too early and too fast to photograph. The red deer above was pulling acorns off the cork oak, in the early morning light.
It was soon joined by some Fallow deer…..spotty, different antlers.
And then the wild boar joined in the acorn feast.
As we drove on, another wild boar trotted over the track in front of us.
And we spotted another group of red deer, watching us.
Easier to see the little owl when it is zoomed.
Lift off. (I also have a lot of pictures of empty sky and twigs, where birds were).
Nice little yellow bird, whose name I’ve forgotten….suggestions please….
Purple swamp hen.
Female Marsh Harrier, ,looking for prey to harry.
White crane. There were a whole stack of these, feeding on recently harvested rice fields.
Black and white cranes. The black ones apparently are less common. There were certainly fewer of them.
Flamingos in tight formation, looking for a nice prawny spot to land in.
Thanks Javi for a brilliant day.