Here are a few more photos from the January field trip to the Mar Menor area.
On Friday Eddie Walker (no relation) and I did some local spots, highlights were: La Finca –White headed Duck and a dozen Shoveller on the reservoir, flocks of Chaffinch and Meadow Pipit feeding on the fairways, and an Iberian Green … Continued
Today we decided to do a tour round on the way to San Felipe, roughly following what I call ‘Greta’s Sunday Drive’. We crossed the Salinas where our first birds were the usual species including Greater Flamingo as well as a couple … Continued
As is customary, Rob and Kathy Dowsett led the Costa Blanca Bird Club’s January outing to the region of the Mar Menor, and some 21 members met up at the Salinas of San Pedro del Pinatar, while a Greenshank and … Continued
Today we joined the CBBC Field Trip for a visit to the Mar Menor area. The group was gathered at the car park at San Pedro del Pinatar where our first birds were Redshank and Greenshank. Several Stonechats, Black Redstarts and … Continued
Driving by the Salinas today we had a Spoonbill flying along side for a while. At the pallet road we had Little Owl, Black Redstart, Kestrel, Hoopoe, Robin, Crested Lark and Greenfinch. Next to the Monastery road another Little Owl, … Continued
We arrived in Gran Alacant on Saturday and were keen to see some birds and add a few new species to the 2019 list. Sunday 13th – Arenales – A nice walk along the seafront and then a drive down … Continued
On the usual route today, firstly at the pallet road Kestrel, Hoopoe, White Wagtail, Robin, Black Redstart, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Southern Grey Shrike and Little Owl. On round to Monastery road, where perched on the wires we saw a Booted Eagle. … Continued