Wednesday, August 31, 2011

European Panoramas

I just got back from a 10 day trip to Europe, in Paris and Asturias, in Northern Spain. It was lots of fun, and I was able to sneak some birding time into our packed itinerary, seeing 76 species and 60 lifers, including my 500th bird. Highlights were (spoiler alert!) Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, White-throated Dipper, Booted Eagle, Alpine and Red-billed Choughs, Alpine Accentor, Eurasian Curlew (and lots of other waders/shorebirds), Green Woodpecker, and most of the common European songbirds. I got home last night, and haven't gotten around to going through my photos or writing a full post, but here are a few panorama photos that I took during the trip, to set the stage, so to speak. To view the full panorama, click on the photo.

Paris, from the top of Notre Dame
Alpine habitat in the Picos de Europa, above the town of Fuente De
Lake Ercina, one of the two high elevation lakes in the Picos


  1. Can't wait to here about the trip!


  2. I can't wait to see all the photos you took. And write about all the new birds you saw!