7th - 14th June 2015
The Picos de Europa got there name from the early sea travellers crossing the Bay of Biscay and these high jagged peaks being the first land they caught sight of. This is a wonderful time to visit the Picos de Europa not only for the birds but also the butterflies and flowers, which are in their full glory. The scenery alone is worth the visit with it's spectacular karst limestone mountains, some of which will still have snow on them. The birds at this time are still quite vocal with most species now feeding young and some having already left the nest.
Sepulveda is another of Spàin's secret gems rarely visited by people outside of the Iberian Peninsular. The Hoces del Rio Duraton reserve is a deep river gorge surrounded by open areas of fragrant herbs and flowers, which hold many special birds, most notably Dupont's Lark - one of Spain's most 'difficult to see' species. The reserve also holds a huge concentration of raptors and can be a constant aerial distraction of vultures and eagles.
Ms E. Johnson on last year's holiday - Thanks for a brilliant holiday, highlights being the incredible views of Dupont's Lark, Middle Spotted Woodpeckerf and Wallcreeper plus the Pine Martin running up the road - incredible
It was great to see you and many thanks again for super time as always.