Hi everyone! I have an RFI for a friend – please reply and enlighten him with all your wisdom.
Before I copy&paste the note that my friend asked me to share, I will give a quick intro:
So good things come out of the mammal watching blog, sometimes from unexpected directions! A seemingly random dude reached out to me on Facebook after having seen my South African trip report, as he wanted to plan a trip with his partner that focuses on most of the same species. He was specifically keen on Serval and wild dogs. After a long meeting over coffee, I realized he was just about as enthusiastic as I am, so of course I helped him put together an itinerary. Am I jealous that he has seen serval and wild dogs, while they both remain MIA for me? Absolutely
So his name is Yuval, and he’s a young and very enthusiastic mammal watcher. I will also recruit him to join me on some adventures soon. I think he’s also in the process of signing up to the website..? . And here is his question:
My name’s Yuval and I’m an ametur mammal watcher and wildlife photographer.
I’ll be in Spain next week (20-26.2) in order to see and photograph the Iberian Lynx.
I’m planning 3 days in Sierra De Andujar and I wanted to know from people who’ve been there-
What are the best places to drive and look?
I read Lee Dingain’s 2010 report, is it still relevant?
How necessary it is to use hides or local guides to see and get photos of the Lynx?
Is it better to stay there over the weekend when it’s busier and I could other people’s sightings or is it harder to spot when it’s crowded?
And lastly, what are good spots to try and see other mammals of the park, such as the Otters, Dormouse, Wild Cats and Mongooses?
Thanks in advance!