Two late ‘firsts’ in a generally poor spring: an Orphean Warbler (my first ever there) and a male Pied Flycatcher (which I normally get in April) – both required patience!
May 16th – Ruidera – Home – Corral Rubio – Ruidera – A short trip away this week. En route we spotted Griffon Vulture and Booted Eagle. While passing by Corral Rubio we saw a single Great Bustard and a … Continued
The Costa Blanca Bird Club took the bold step of holding its may field excursion at a new and untried venue, where Fran and Pete had researched some-what, and found a restaurant, the Bar Lluis, in Planes, which was where … Continued
A good visit up to the Eagle’s nest where we had great views of the two adult Bonelli’s Eagles and the chick. We also saw Blue Rock Thrush and Alpine Swift. On the road up and down, a few Bee … Continued
We are back in Spain for a short visit and couldn’t wait to get out to see some birds. Santa Pola Salinas – Flamingo, Yellow legged Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Shelduck, a lovely Yellow Wagtail perched on the crash barrier … Continued
My last day and I decided to have a very short morning walk to the lake behind the hotel, with the intention of getting the Little Bitterns in flight. The ever present Reed Warbler was my first encounter and the … Continued