Benejuzar, Guardarmar

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27/5/22 – Today we found our way to Benejuzar in the hope of seeing Golden Orioles but no luck sadly. We have since discovered we may have been in the wrong place, or at least there was a better place … Continued

Santa Pola to San Felipe

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26/5/22 – this was our only proper birding day so we followed a well known route covered many times before. On the way to the salinas I saw an Iberian Grey Shrike and plenty of Yellow-legged Gulls. The salinas held … Continued

Arenales, El Clot

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Finally, after more than two years we were back in Spain for a couple of weeks. Hoorah! 25/5/22 – A trip to Arenales seafront for breakfast gave us our first bird, a Pallid Swift, along with Spotless Starlings, which might … Continued

Santa Pola Field Trip – David Roe

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The Costa Blanca Bird Club held its traditional end of term, late afternoon/evening field trip, by meeting at El Pinet Reserve. Thirteen members attended, plus a guest. Several Collared Pratincoles were seen immediately and continued to provide good views. Common Terns were close by, … Continued

Mutxamiel – Malcolm Palmer

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On my ‘patch’ not a million miles from Mutxamiel, this a.m.:-1 Trumpeter Finch, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Black Wheatears, 1 Orphean Warbler and a Thekla’s Lark in full songAll in about 40 minutes – longer would have meant heat-stroke!!

Rojales – Barry Chambers

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Today in Rojales along the Rio Segura it was like the dawn chorus at 10.30am.  I saw my first Melodious Warbler of the year along with dozens of Nightingales, Turtle Doves, Cetti’s Warblers, Reed Warblers. Cuckoos Iberian Green Woodpeckers, Long … Continued