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Cycling on the Via Verde

The “Vias Verdes” are cycling and walking trails that are to be found in many regions of Spain. Converted from abandoned railway lines, these routes make fantastic trails that cut through some of the most beautiful parts of rural Spain. Here in the Terres de l’Ebre in Catalonia, we have …

Ebro Catfish and Carp

We have a fair amount of keen anglers staying in our holiday apartments throughout the year. Many combine their fishing with a family holiday. And why not? Fishing is generally best early morning and evening anyway – which leaves a whole day in-between to go to the coast, pool or …

Common Cranes – In September on the Ebro?

A few days ago, (last Wednesday, 28th September to be exact) Keith and I were just pulling up in the car outside our house when from the corner of my eye I saw a large grey bird taking off from the other side of the river island. For a split …

A Perfect Start to the Day at Sebes Nature Reserve

  6.30 am  Up, dressed, flask of coffee, binoculars, camera and off to Sebes Nature Reserve at Flix. 7 .00 am  The sun was just kissing the tops of the reeds as I settled myself in the hide. Scanned the small lagoon – nothing to be seen. Chirps of house …

6yrs and 6 short-toed eagles

It occurred to me this morning that we have lived in Spain exactly 6 years today! As I was drinking my coffee on the balcony contemplating our life here, the anniversary was nicely celebrated with the fly-past of 6 short-toed eagles – the first of the year!  They circled for …

200 Birds in 2011 – A Learner Birder Challenge!

It all started with a tweet! A tweet on twitter that is – not a bird call!  Last week I posted a comment on twitter something like this: “Decided that from Jan I’ll be a “proper” birder and start listing. Saw Great Bittern xmas day so methinks list has to …

Is Live or Dead Bait Allowed on the River Ebro?

If you are thinking of coming to Catalonia to fish the River Ebro and have been trawling the websites you could be forgiven for believing that fishing with live and dead bait is permitted. Many of the websites offering fishing services on the River openly publicise that they use live …