Griffon Vulture in Los Balcones

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Tim Ashbolt sent in these photos of a Griffon Vulture seen near his house in the Los Balcones area of Torrevieja. I found some information on the Costa Blanca News Facebook page saying that the bird later moved on to … Continued

Hedge Netting in the UK

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Rex found this information about hedge netting which people with UK links might find interesting. The Government has responded to the petition  “Make ‘netting’ hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.” The Government responded: Causing suffering to birds … Continued

Book news – Malcolm Palmer

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Malcolm sent this information about a book by Tony Peral. Malcolm says, ” I have known Tony many years, and his photos of Bonelli’s Eagles, which many of our members have enjoyed watching at a site many know well, are … Continued

Pego Osprey Project

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Peter Alden has sent in some information about a new project at Pego Marshes. Peter says “We have often seen Ospreys at Pego Marsh, so I thought people might be interested to hear about this project. Hopefully the project will … Continued

Pego Marsh – Peter Alden

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Pego Marsh has been dry since at least the 10th March. However, Len Williamson has just sent these pictures which show they are flooding it again – at last!

Environmental Issues – Malcolm Palmer

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Not for the first time, the Agua Amarga (Bitter Water, literally translated) is under threat. Not only has Alicante airport once again started to talk about constructing an extra runway, which would effectively put a finish to the hard-pressed wetland, … Continued

Planned Field Trips – January to June 2019

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Here are the dates and locations for next year’s field trips. Wednesday 16th January – Mar Menor area Thursday 14th February – San Felipe Visitor Centre, El Rocio, Elche area Tuesday 12th March – Pego Marsh Wednesday 10th April – … Continued

Plastic Planet – Malcolm Palmer

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News has just come through, as I write, that the EU (whether or not Britain will still be an interested party) is to ban ‘single-use’ plastics from 2021. Let us just hope that this will not be a case of … Continued

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