On the outskirts of Marakech I had this Black-shouldered Kite near to Ait Hdou
My last day was spent roadside birding just outside Marakech and it started off well when I pulled over to look at a male Moussier's Redstart in a stony field near Ouahat Sidi Brahim. At the same time I could hear a Speckled Warbler and it didn't take long to work out there were 2 male Speckled Warbler on territory. In fact this field proved very productive with a single Dartford, Sardinian Warbler, Southern Grey Shrike, Linnet, 6 Corn bunting, 2 Moussier's Redstart, lots of Chiffchaff and another Skylark! Just before I arrived at this field I had some 20 Maghreb Magpie along half mile stretch of road. I moved on west and came across flocks of Maghreb Magpie and saw smaller numbers throughout the day with a total of at least 80 birds!
Male Moussier's Redstart
Male Speckled Warbler in sub-song
The field where the Speckled Warblers and the other birds were hanging out
I saw up to 80 Maghreb Magpie in total throughout the day just by the roadside!
Black-shouldered Kite near Ait Hdou
Why couldn't the kite show like this Long-legged Buzzard in flight at the same location
Sparrowhawk and White Stork
I also had 2 little Owl including this show off at Loudaya
In the evening I made my ways up to the mountains looking over Lake Takerkoust where I saw Blue Rock Thrush
My view over the lake while having breakfast at the hotel
Clothesline Revival teaming up with the master harmonica player, Charlie Musselwhite