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

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

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