While passing by the rice paddies in the Río Guadiana valley I found this group of Cattle Egrets sitting on a barn conditioning their plumage.
Photo taken north of Obando (Extremadura, Spain) on 5 January, 2011.
Even in early January heat distortion can be very evident in Spain but here it resulted in a nicely blurred background.
Photo taken near Torreorgaz (Extremadura, Spain) on 3 January, 2011.
In Spain, the Red-legged Partridge is common whereas the Grey Partridge is restricted to the mountain areas in the north.
Photo taken in Alto Tajo (Guadalajara, Spain) on 13 May, 2010.