Marvellous May: A visitor’s tale

Marvellous May in northeast Spain

My husband and I took the plunge and booked a Marvellous May Tour with Birding In Spain. We were a little apprehensive … (read on)

…because we were joining a larger group from the UK who already knew each other, and we didn’t know just how birdy everything would be. Steve was leading the way in the minibus, and we followed behind with Florinda at the wheel of a comfortable car. Well, we liked that arrangement because it was clear from the start that Florinda was such a nice lady to be with!

The birding started at the Ebro Delta, which was full of birds: Flamingoes, all kinds of herons and gulls, Little Bitterns and the rest. By late afternoon I was ready to go back to the hotel, but the rest of the group didn’t show any signs of wanting to retire, so I stuck it out.

Birding and photography in the Ebro Delta

Alquézar, Sierra de Guara

Good meals, good company

Our next hotel was delightful, but I confessed to Florinda that I was feeling tired and not used to being out for so many hours. No problem, she said. So, the next day Florinda, hubby and I had a relaxed morning, enjoying a later breakfast, a stroll around the little village, poppy fields and almond groves, and then in the afternoon we visited the superb Medieval walled town called Alquézar. It was just what we needed to recharge our batteries! Meanwhile, “the lads” had been gallivanting around the plains all day looking for sandgrouse and larks. They came back happy, but we were just so glad that had been able to do our own thing for the day.

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