And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Picos de Europa

The heat (35+) and strong winds in Perth have made birding and videography a bit rough, but I did manage to spend the other day around the lakes and river. There were a nice pair of Chestnut Teal at Alfred Cove on the Swan River, but the conditions made video too difficult, but a nice sighting all the same. Herdsman Lake had the usual waterbirds, plus 7 Wood Sandpiper, 8 Pectoral Sandpiper, 27+ Black-fronted Dotterals and a Little Eagle visiting the area.

The computer hardrive crash last year did wipeout or corrupt some old video I had on there, but I managed to put together a short video (from remaining segments) of our visit to the Picos de Europa area in northern Spain from a few years ago. This was the first time I was using the Canon XH A1.

The local wildlife in the video are Chamois, Water Pipit, Alpine Accentor, Alpine Chough and Snow Finch.

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