Thursday, 2 May 2013

Homeward Bound ! Guest post by Tracy Powell

It's time to go back to the UK for Mark, Scruffy and I.  We have had a fantastic month here and have had several guests out birding with us and I even went fishing with one couple.  I caught a 2lb Carp and thought I had hit the jackpot !  I enjoyed it out in the sunshine, sat in the peace and quiet, no cars, no television, no mobile phones ringing just the sounds of the water and nature - it was lovely - catching the fish was a bonus.

This week we have had two retired gentlemen out birding with us on a 4 day Spanish visit which seems to have gone really well.  We managed to show them everything they wanted to see, and more, in the time they had with us.

We collected them from the airport on Friday morning and birded en-route to the hotel.  After booking in and dropping their bags in the rooms, we had a light lunch and headed back out.  Birded all day for the next 3 days and dropped them back at the airport for late flight home on day four - Monday.  We like this format and have decided to offer a Spanish long weekend, so that people who work need only have 2 days off work.

Mark will put a trip report and an itinerary for the Spanish long weekend together when we get back.  If you would like to read either they will be available on our website from the right hand information panel shortly.

Whilst we were out and about yesterday we saw some farm workers gathering in the crop off the fields.   One farmer was using a vehicle for transport and in the next field that farmer was using a horse and cart - what a contrast between the two and an even bigger contrast with what our farmers in the UK have at their disposal.  Both these farmers were hand balling the bales in a temperature of about 20 degrees !
Hard work in anyones eyes  !

 My favourite day of this stay has to be the day we saw the    Great/Little Bustards it was amazing !  Even as a "non-birder" or a "birder by default" !! it will take some beating.


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