In close proximity to the village there are at least two pairs of Booted Eagle as yesterday there was a mixed light/dark morph pair displaying low over Bar Pajuelo and this morning a light morph pair just east of El Hacho.
Some photos of the cork cutting, or descorcho....it's still a heavily manual process with mules used to transport the cut sections of cork up the steeply-wooded slopes. The harvest is still weighed using the ancient quintal measure which equates to 46kg.
|Cork is still removed using a sharp axe|
|One of the largest cork oaks, alcornocales, in the area|
|Loading the mules|
|Bringing the cork up to be weighed|