Many bird species are migratory birds and travel great distances each year from their breeding grounds to their winter habitats. Most of the european breeding birds have their winter resides in tropical Africa. Nevertheless, there are some bird species that can only be found in Europe during the winter and spend the summer in Arctica. Three exemplary, high Arctic birds are the sanderling (Calidris alba), the barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) and the brent goose (Branta bernicla).
Many animals of the Extremadura are nocturnal and can only be observed during dusk and night. To encounter those species we took our car and drove off just after the sunset. With prepared cameras, focused on the light beam of the car's headlights, we went for the photo hunt. An Iso value of above 4000 was required to get at least useful proof pictures. Characteristic for those night rides were long time periods where nothing happend at all. The more we enjoyed observations of animals, which...
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