White-Crowned Wheatear ~ Ouzarzate & Erfoud, Morocco - 01.03.13

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The most predominant bird throughout our trip has to go to White-Crowned Wheatear's virtually everywhere we went these little beauties would appear.

The first bit of shutter abuse took place at the huge lake at Ouzarzate. We drove through the town on Rue Ait Aghdif and followed the signs for " Camping " stay on the lower road keeping the lake in view, till you leave the last of the town and park near the derelict building.

This is a great site with some quality birds and you can easily have a morning here and still want more !!

Conveniently place piles of dirt and higher vegetation were the chosen perch's and the derelict building was the background ...

White-Crowned Wheatear









F10 & F11 ~ 1/2000, 1/1600 & 1/1000

Late afternoon we made our last stop of the day just West of Erfoud, An odd rocky outcrop with some scrub and also contained a few desert specialities.

Best of all another two White-Crowned that seemed willing enough so we took more images ... 




Look forward to doing these again sometime ...
Wheatear's are great subjects !! 




2 comments:

Steve Ashton said...

Crackers Mick, the first image is superb.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Superb pictures.. Cheers!!!