One of our ommisions from the Morocco trip was thick-billed lark. We spoke to a few other birders and it was a really bad year for finding these nomadic birds! Luckily the support cast of larks in Morocco is prety good...
Hoopoe Lark(common throughout and VERY cool!);Thekla Lark (taken on wheatear wall but fairly common throughout);Temminck's Lark(great views of a few males displaying on the tagdilt);Shore Lark (common in the Atlas);Crested Lark (common throughout);Dan
One species of larks we found very confiding in Morocco was the bar-tailed lark, very cute looking they are too!! They became more common as we went further south and we saw many more of these than we did desert lark.
The best bird it yet to come but the 4 Alpine Accentors we found up by the radar station at the Oakaimeden were brilliant!! It took 4 attempts before we finally nailed them on the last morning (we were only there 2 days though), enjoy...
White storks were fairly common throughout Morocco. Here are some images taken during the trip... Taken near a dup, many stray dogs but the white storks were not scared of them: Taken on our last night from a bar that left you eye level with them - great fun as they came in with nesting material. We saw several pairs mating.
It has been a very dry year in Morocco and this meant all the reliable drinking pools were dry by the time we visited. This made finding sandgrouses a little tricky and we only really saw them in flight over the tagdilt track in the morning. One lucky encounter allowed the shot at the bottom. We only saw black-bellied...
These guys were common in most places we went to but it wasn't untill the last few days that I managed a few shots I was happy with. A few involved me lying on the pavement - much to the local's confusion! enjoy...These 2 are my favourites - a male displaying on our last morning in Marrakech; Dan
I've recently returned from a 2 weeks birding holiday in Morocco With Ed Taylor and Ben Andrew - it was a fantastic trip taking in the atlas mountains right down to Merzouga where the undeniable bird of the trip was seen...DESERT SPARROW: I've got loads of photos to process so expect more in the near future... :-)
Hello and welcome to my blog.
I'm Dan Trim and birds are my primary interest but I also enjoy local moth trapping/recording and all other aspects of the natural world.
I don't only watch nature but attempt to photograph what I see and a portfolio can be viewed on my flickr, linked from this page.
I have a degree in Biology and currently work in medicinal drug development.
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