Alpasin is a Wildlife experience company based in Adamuz, a small town in the Sierra Morena to the east of Cordoba. The owner/operator Agostin has created this incredible series of hides to allow photographers to get close-up views of such iconic species as Imperial, Golden, Bonellis and Booted Eagles, Eagle Owl, Egyptian and Black Vultures, Common Buzzard and perhaps most popularly the Iberian Lynx.
I had come hoping to photograph one of my nemesis species the Hawfinch, a bird I never properly captured on camera but one which I admired greatly for it's somewhat startling looks.
I was amazed that the very first bird to appear after getting settled in to the hide was the very species I came for. The Hawinch is an incredibly handsome finch, it is not a common bird in my part of Andalucia but up here in this part of the Sierra Morena it is apparently quite common.
Other species came and went, most notably Iberian Magpies and several species of Tit. I post one photo of a Crested Tit plus a rather nice shot of a Greenfinch.
The photo below is of the little passerine hide from which I photographed the shots above.
Retired seafarer living in Frigiliana, a white village in Malaga Province in southern Spain. Married to Elena. Keen bird and wildlife watchers.
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