A day in the company of this (in)famous research biologist is entertaining and informative. If you are just a dabbler with birds, you will learn a lot. If you are a card-carrying twitcher, he can still teach you something. No interest at all? You are guaranteed a fantastic day full of laughter and fun, fascinating insights into Andalucian culture, flora, fauna, geology, and, there's always Good Food.
All this hype may lead you to suspect I am somehow in his pay but no, I am just an ardent fan and very grateful to him for giving so much joy to so many of my guests at Los Castanos.
Spanish White with new born
Peter took us to a secret valley where Andalucian Reds grazed, Spanish Whites and their newborns mooched, and frogs lurked in a pond. (I stole this picture from you, Peter. Hope you don't mind!)
The first bird of the day was easy to spot and recognise - an ostrich.
After that warm-up session, we needed Peter's eagle eye to tell us where to look and what to see. Even the griffon vultures, largest bird in Europe, were hard for us amateurs to see even when Peter told us where to look.
Up there, says Peter. Where? we follow his pointing finger desperate not to disappoint him.
|Griffons Vultures perching|
|This is why we need Peter!|
|There it is - lurking in the undergrowth.|
THANK YOU, PETER, FOR A FANTASTIC DAY!
For more information on this fantastic and generous and funny man, go to his site Spanish Nature
And, for his newly formed and vibrant Andalucia Bird Society, click here.