Got 6 Maghreb Lark in total between Quarzazate and just before Bournalne. All on the roadside of the N10
Another early start and after a good healthy breakfast, this time I was on the N10 driving NE towards the Dades Gorge, where I'll be staying. I had just driven outside the city when I saw a dirt track to my right and took it. Two minutes later I was watching 2 Thekla and Desert Lark and my second new species of the trip, 8 Trumpter Finch. I located them first by there call and then pinned them down. However, they never let me get close to them and always just a little further away from me as I tried to get that little closer! Great start!
I saw 2 Desert Lark
8 Trumpter Finch was my second new species on the trip
Good numbers of both Black and white-crowned Black Wheatear can be seen all along the N10.
Male Moussier's Redstart
Got a surprise when I flushed this Red Fox from cover
One of the 2 Long-legged Buzzard
Over 30 Crag Martin were hawking around the lake
Barrage El Mensour Eddahbi Lake
An hour later I turned right off the N9 again and took a road to Sultana Golf Course at the east end of the lake. Driving around the hotels, I didn't see much except Greenfinch and a single Southern Grey shrike and a possible female Atlas Flycatcher. I was at the edge of the vast lake but nothing of interest on the water. Any comments welcome on the flycatcher
Out of the 6 Maghreb Lark that I saw all on the side of the road, this indervidual just before Skoura.
Blue Rock Thrush
Male Black Redstart
Nothing changes in Morocco. Some still live in caves
The view from the rooftop
This is the room where I'm staying in
Anyone visiting this area, I recommend staying at this hostel At only £5 with breakfast a night, makes it a great deal!! Also, the evening meal was full on and very tasty!
The owner of the Hostel Riad Ait Ali where I am staying at, has asked me if I know anyone who would be interested to come and volunteer at the hotel for a month or longer. You would get get free accommodation and food. Also, if they've got guest who are going trekking in the Sarah Desert, you go for free!
Anyone who is interested in volunteering at Hostel Riad Art Ali then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp on +212615377623