I'm an amateur photographer getting increasingly hooked on birding. I'm a beginner as far as identification, but with the help of the excelent 'Svensson' guide that task is easier. However, there are still some specimens that I cannot identify or have doubt with, and I would like you to help me. By the way I live in Spain.
In the following gallery, around Madrid area:
Q1. Picture #1 looks like a Red Kite to me, and he is molting, correct?
Q2. Picture #3 and #4. I still don't know who's that guy. He was close to a large pond, and a small river.
In this other gallery, in Do˝ana National Park:
Q3. Picture #1: I know it is at a distance, but I think the bird could be a Purple Heron (you can see a larger version clicking on 'Original' option).
Q4. Picture #2: I think it could be a young/female Stonechat, but not sure.
I'll appreciate very much your help.
Juan M Barroso