Pego/Oliva Birdwatching Route

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Our secretary, Len Williamson found this walking route which may be of interest to other local and visiting birders in that area. Click here to go to the webpage – https://www.pegoilesvalls.es/en/ruta/55-itinerario-ornitolgico-bullent

Field Trip Dates for 2022

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The dates and locations for next year’s field trips are set out below ____________________________________________ Tuesday 18th January – Mar Menor ____________________________________________ Wednesday 9th February – Torrevieja and Vistabella areas ____________________________________________ Thursday 17th March – El Hondo & Crevillente ____________________________________________ Tuesday 12th April – Yecla … Continued

Spring Migrants and Winter Sightings

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A few year’s ago committee members, Stefan and Els considered the issue of species seen in winter which we would normally expect to be summer migrants on the Costa Blanca. They identified five relevant species namely – Cory’s Shearwater, Squacco … Continued

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

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