Hecho Valley

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2/6/22 – Today we headed for the Hecho Valley, first driving down the bottom of the Valley to re-visit the ‘Kite field’ we saw on the way here. On route we saw a couple of Griffon Vultures near Anso and … Continued

Belegua Valley and Zuriza

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1/6/22 – We set off across the mountain road towards Roncal. At the very end near Roncal we were looking for a Red-backed Shrike as we had seen one here before, although several years ago. As luck would have it … Continued

Journey to the Pyrenees

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30/5/22 – Gran Alacant to Daroca – Today we set off for an overnight stay in Daroca on the way to the Pyrenees. Even on the journey I can’t help looking our for birds. We saw numerous Magpies plus Glossy … Continued

El Clot

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28/5/22 – A morning visit to the Clot found much the same birds as previously seen with Little Bittern (flying), Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Little Egret in a tree at the main pool! The usual Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Marbled Duck … Continued

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