Last saturday 6th November we visited the well known Tietar Valley. A quite flat region placed South of the Gredos mountains with presence of numerous raptors. We saw indeed two Spanish Imperial Eagles, a few Black and Griffon Vultures, Red Kites, Common Buzzards, Sparrowhawk and a single Marsh Harrier. No signs of Black-shouldered Kites this time.
Amongst the most attractive birds seen during our trip were 5 Spoonbills, 2 Hoopoes, 1 Great White Egret, Azure-winged Magpies, at least 4 different Kingfishers, Common and Green Sandpipers, Greenshank, Greylag Geese and good numbers of Common Cranes but still far from the usual wintering population. A total of around 1,000 individuals came into roost.