Monday, 13 June 2016

Return to Marrakesh

The next day we took the long drive back to Marrakesh, We made a few stops on route the first of which was at a lighthouse at El Beddouza for a spot of Sea watching. We saw Gannet, Cory's Shearwater and Sandwhich terns. We moved on to the  Ile de Mogador. further along the coast. We watched the distant island from the popular beach in the bay. Popular with windsurfers in particular. For us the attraction of the area were the Eleonora's falcons which bred on the island in good numbers.
At another stop near a river bridge we had great views of Bee-eater and a Plain Martin and then it was on to Marrakesh. At our hotel in Marrakesh we enjoyed the pleasure of watching 3 species of Swift: Pallid, Alpine and Little from the balcony of our room. A good finish to an excellent tour organised by Birdfinders, My thanks go to all the members of our party for making the trip so enjoyable.


Kentish plover

Little Swift

Seebohm's Wheatear, female

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