Coronavirus Birding Update

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In view of the total lockdown in the whole of Spain some of the committee have started a ‘Quarantine Birdlist’ to record birds seen from their gardens and balconies. These will be posted over the following weeks and months in … Continued

Coronavirus – Malcolm Palmer

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For Information – Malcolm says “I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE CIRCULATED TO ALL MEMBERS THAT THE SPANISH PRESIDENT HAS ISSUED A DECREE, AS AN ADDENDA TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO THE EFFECT THAT ANY JOURNEYS NOT CAUSED BY … Continued

Palm Farm Track access restrictions

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There is now no entry or exit to or from the PFT at the Vistabella Road end as large concrete blocks have been placed across the track, probably to stop the dumping of rubbish. 

Bird News – Malcolm Palmer

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Yet another addition to the growing list of ‘invaders’ has been discovered. Slap-bang in the centre of urban Murcia, some twit (or various twits?) has seen fit to allow House Finch to escape. This remarkably successful, omnivorous bird has spread … Continued

Planned Field Trips for 2020

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The dates and locations for next year’s field trips are set out below Thursday 16th January 2020 – Mar Menor area Tuesday 11th February – El Hondo, Vistabella, El Pinet and El Clot Wednesday  18th March – Pego Marsh Thursday … Continued

Pego Osprey Project

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Peter Alden sent in a cutting from the local newspaper, which I have summarised here. One of the four Osprey chicks reintroduced to the Pego-oliva marshes has sadly been killed as a result of flying into an electricity pylon. Of … Continued

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

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