At one stop, I managed to capture a male Sardinian Warbler which is reasonably common in Morocco.
We ended a long day in the van at Ouarzazate where we were to stop for the night. Fortunately there is large reservoir there so we did a bit of birding before settling down for the night. You can tell which is my scope! (-:
One of the bad things that we discovered during our trip here was the amount of rubbish lying around almost everywhere, even in remote locations. Unfortunately this sometimes became attached to birds. Here's a White Stork with a rubbish bag attached to its leg. Obviously it was still able to fly, but it's got to cause some deaths I'm sure!The next day we set off on another long drive to reach Taroudant. On the way we stopped off briefly at a famous film studio out here. Lawrence of Arabia was filmed there I believe. We had a bit of fun with the statues! (-:
There was some relief from the stark but beautiful landscape in the way of early Almond blossom.
Here are some of the local ladies collecting firewood. A hard life!A Common Bulbul perched on top of some Prickly Pear cactus.
Another male Sardinian Warbler on one of our short stops to stretch legs.On another of our leg stretching stops, we caught up with one of our target species for the trip. The Black-crowned Tchagra. A lovely and normally skulking bird. This one showed quite well enough for me to get a couple of quick shots.
Finally, we made it to Taroudant and our wonderful hotel Palais Salam (one of our favourites of the trip). I'm not normally a pink kind of gal, but this place was amazing, so I forgive it the colour! (-:
As we were gazing out from our balcony in the photo above, some White Storks came flying over. The light was going fast, so it's not the best of shots.
Part five will follow shortly.