Friday, June 14, 2013

Andalucia Wildlife Guides and more…

Are you going to the Birdfair this year? It is being held at Rutland Water UK and the dates this year will be 16th - 18th August 2013. Andalucia Wildlife Guides will have their full compliment of associates Manuel Mojarro, Peter Jones and José Luis Sánchez in attendance on their stand 'Andalucia Wildlife Guides' in Marquee 8 Stand 9. Do please come and see us, we would all love to see you. We are all very excited about being present at the most important international wildlife event of the year, especially having our very own dedicated stand for the first time at such a large event. AWG is an organisation where some of the foremost and most knowledgeable bird and wildlife guides have come together to form a network that covers the southern most province of Spain, providing day tours, nature holidays, specially tailored tours to suit individual nature lovers, heritage tours and all with the provision of highly acclaimed guides at all times. In short we provide an unrivalled service for those seeking guided tours to observe nature in southern Spain. Please do come and discuss nature in Andalucia with the experts.

AWG will also be representing Andalucia Bird Society and will have several pieces of their publicity with us and will also be able to enrol new members for and on behalf of this progressive Society. Hopefully we will also have copies of their latest Summer Edition magazine (front cover illustration below), always a great read and another reason why folk should join ABS, worth it if only to receive their 4 copies (published each quarter) of ‘Birds of Andalucia’ a year! So again another great reason to come along to Marquee 8 Stand 9 on any of the days of this year’s Birdfair 16th to18th August.

Here at home in my mountains, the weather has finally turned a corner, so now you can expect to hear complaints about it being too hot and dry. I’m due to head on over to the Osuna area in the morning where forecasts are for blazing sun and temperatures peaking at 38C… must remember to take my hat and sun cream! Exceptional light conditions can be good for photography, but as all those budding nature photographers know, too much bright sun can also be your enemy, but still looking forward to getting a few more snaps using the Canon point and shoot SX50 HS. I have managed one or two more snaps since my last blog, so I am using the opportunity to show some here.

Bee eaters cheering-up a dull and cool day in the Serrania de Ronda
Our Marsh Frogs can give severe earache with huge numbers 'singing'..
Thinking most of my orchids were over until I came across this Lizard Orchid
Rock Bunting are not so easy to spot during June
A distant shot (full zoom) of Little Owl characters and comical too!
Finally (for now) a landscape shot of my mountains in the Serrania de Ronda
You can read more about Peter's tours on Spanish Nature's website or if you want a day's trip in his mountains read about the details here


patricia pierce said...

...peter i do not know if you remember i told you i have the PowerShot SX50 HS as well..i upgraded from a PowerShot SX30 IS and your newest photos from the SX50 are fantastic...i knew they would i put mine of the C2 setting and not anything else...i do not know anything about ISO or anything else that is fancy like sunlight or shade or the other special...tell me what putting the speed of the shutter does...any suggestions you can offer i would be grateful...i just point & shoot and that is about it...i look forward to hearing from you...thanks hon...patricia pierce

Mary Howell Cromer said...

BTW, I am thinking that you may get more comments if you did not use word verification. You still manage the publication of your comments, but one can move more easily through the process. I quite using it nearly a year ago and have been very happy with the results.

Peter Jones said...

Thanks Mary, I have removed the word verification, so will see how this might help with comments.