Santa Pola Harbour

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  Following a tip off from Barry, we spent an interesting hour at Santa Pola Harbour, with Dave and Linda, watching the fishing boats come in. We could see the approaching boats were being followed by many gulls and as … Continued

El Hondo area and San Felipe

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A local birding trip with friends proved a little disappointing due to the windy conditions which kept the birds down. Our top bird, however, was a male Hen Harrier we found quartering a field in the countryside near to Catral. … Continued

El Pinet, Crevillente and El Clot

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This week we had a few short trips out to find some birds. On Tuesday we visited El Pinet where we didn’t see any of my ‘hoped for’ species (Water Rail, Black tailed Godwit, Common Scoter) but we did see … Continued

CBBC Field Trip to the Mar Menor

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We met our travelling companions at Bryan’s house where Trevor had already seen a Sparrowhawk fly over before we arrived! We made a short stop at Santa Pola Salinas to tick off a few species before travelling to San Pedro … Continued

Four go birding together!

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After a depressing lack of much birding, apart from a short visit to El Clot last week, we met up with Trevor and Bryan for a little drive round the local area. Just before we stopped at the rocky area … Continued

Facebook UK and Spain Bird Group

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I was wondering if any Facebook users who read this Blog would be interested in joining my Spain and UK Bird Group on Facebook. The group currently has about 35 members who are mainly based in England, Scotland or Spain. … Continued

Not Really Birding

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Sometimes we forget what a real pleasure it is to be in Spain in the Winter. Within a few days we have enjoyed eating lunch at cafe Pena Grande in Santa Pola, while watching 8 Turnstones, 4 Sanderling and a … Continued

El Clot

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This afternoon we decided to go and have a look at the Starling roost at the Clot. On the way we stopped at the car park to try to photograph a few birds from the car. There are plenty of … Continued

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