Additionally, you will have at least two hide sessions
devoted to the photography of the lesser kestrel
colony, from conceivably the best duo of lesser kestrel hides that we have ever seen
One morning will see you undertake a photography session dedicated to the goshawk
, assuming that the species remains present on the estate, & a during the afternoon a further session devoted to photography of the harriers, buzzards & kites.
Two sessions will be devoted to photography from floating hides
, these sessions are a lot of fun & allow for unique photos of birds on the water to be captured, however, should this not be for you, we will adjust your itinerary so that this activity is replaced with a different, but equally exciting, hide experience.
In addition, there are hides for little owl
, for wading birds
where the hides are sunken into the ground, hides for endemic birds at a drinking pool
, hides amongst reed beds for bearded reedlings, reed buntings
& more – you will be able to make use of all of these during your 7 night Spanish birds photography holiday.
The estate that we will make use of is found in the Province of Toledo & the Castile-La Mancha region, in the central part of the country, 100 km south of the capital Madrid.
The NaturesLens Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday is a unique opportunity to photograph some of the estate’s varied & distinct birdlife, including various raptors, many of the indigenous Spanish species, plus of course the lesser kestrel
colony &, hopefully, the Goshawk.
The beautiful landscape, filled as far as you can see with olive groves, offers keen wildlife photographers the ideal opportunity for capturing fabulous images of all the birdlife, but within the groves, particularly, we hope the little owl.
We provide full-board accommodation – with this being on the estate itself, this means no travelling in the morning or the evening back to a hotel, plus all the food is catered for the group – a light breakfast before heading to the hides & ending with a meal after the evening photography session, with a lunch in between. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment is all you need to consider.
This trip suits enthusiastic photographers with a passion to experience the magnificent birdlife that Toldeo has to offer; capturing editorial-quality images of a range of bird species to treasure for years to come. Places are minimal to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid frustration.
One of the reasons that to date, NaturesLens had not featured the Goshawk on any Spanish photography holiday before this one was that all the locations that we found previously were “live-baited” … none of the species on the Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday
is live-baited; consequently, NaturesLens are now delighted to be able to offer Goshawk photography sessions
to our clients.
Photographable Species: bearded reedling
, black kite
, cetti's warbler
, collared pratincole
, common buzzard
, common reed warbler
, common sandpiper
, crested lark
, great reed warbler
, green sandpiper
, iberian hare
, iberian yellow wagtail
, imperial eagle
, kentish plover
, lesser kestrel
, little grebe
, little owl
, marsh harrier
, montagus harrier
, moustached warbler
, pallid harrier
, pin-tailed sandgrouse
, savi's warbler
, spanish sparrow
, spotless starling
, stone curlew
, tree sparrow
, water rail
, wild rabbit
Spanish Birdlife of Toledo Photography Holiday Itinerary