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

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