2017 - North visit the Black Vulture Conservation Foundation
ESRA North is always looking for something "different" to be involved with. Usually this means having to travel some distance across the island to take part in something new, but this week members of ESRA North did not have to travel far for something "different".
This week members of ESRA North visited The Black Vulture Conservation Foundation near to Campanet.
Members were treated to a presentation by Foundation guide Francesca, who told members of the history of the Black Vulture, the largest bird of prey in Europe, and its place in the history of Majorca. She introduced a life size model vulture, but her presentation was interrupted by ESRA North Social Secretary, Brian Lowndes, dressed as a hunter, who had come to protect the members of ESRA North from attack by the vultures! Brian's intervention did not last for long, as Francesca produced the model vulture, and Brian was last seen heading in the direction of Sa Pobla!
After the presentation and a film of the Black Vulture in flight, members were invited to go into a hide to observe the types of vulture resident at the Foundation. Nobody expected to be able to get s close to the vultures and observe their behaviour.
Being ESRA North, there was the usual excuse to go for a meal, but ESRA North Newsletter Editor, Bob Maynard, was celebrating a birthday, which made the meal become a celebration at Restaurante Fantasia in Sa Pobla.