Today has been possibly the best days birdwatching and photography in my entire life! A bold statement but what a day I have had. It was raining badly at breakfast and it went on and on but in spite of that, we pressed on. In between the showers we still managed to see Nightingale, Red Backed shrike and a Kingfisher at the nest in a most unusual place, next to a small car park and away from water.....well you learn something because I would never have expected to see a Kingfisher with a nest hole which wasn't above water. I would normally tell you more about that but there was so much else to write about today. We went to the Truillio Planes the other side of Caceres. It was going quite well, the rain stopped and we were looking for the usual suspects after already photographing Little Owl....beautifully and of course the European Rollers that are a feature of this special place. Even photographs of them mating couldn't beat what followed. Along a track that rain for 3 miles or so it suddenly reached a choice of two directions, I chose one to the right which quickly ended in a dead end. We started to execute a three point maneuver and then we saw it ..... a massive bird that was just stood motionless in the field and not far from the fence line. It was a Cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus) we couldn't believe ore fortune! It was, in actual fact, next to a carcass that was stripped down to just bones. Wow, what a discovery. We snapped pictures of it excitedly and then eventually whilst trying to photograph it without an annoying fence in front, it decided that we were not to be trusted and it took to the air. It was a wildlife spectacle not to be missed. Our very own find, not a bird artificially baited but a truly free and wild bird of prey feeding on a natural carcass - just wonderful and brilliant to see Europes largest bird of prey feeding and so close. Later on in the day and back close to our base camp I went to photograph the bee -eaters that we had discovered yesterday at the nest and I finished with the best ever shots of this magical species. I was very successful but that's a story that deserves it's own entry. I have wonderful photographs to post....please check back for my next post to see them and read about how I managed to get the shots. In the meantime, enjoy the vulture!