This site has never let me down for Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus, Alcaraván Común) and this time proved no exception. Fifteen or more birds were present in a field just outside the village, some running around, others bearing out the hot sun just by sitting on the ground motionless. Again the heat haze makes photography really difficult but patient waiting in the car paid off.

Burhinus oedicnemus, Stone-curlew, Alcaraván Común

Burhinus oedicnemus, Stone-curlew, Alcaraván Común (Photo courtesy of David Bowyer, Aragon Birding)