A couple of sightings from today – Woodchat Shrike and Cuckoo at Los Balcones, next to the Salinas. Collared Pratincole and female Black eared Wheatear at El Pinet.
A juvenile Squacco Heron showed well for about 20 minutes today near El Hondo. Other sightings included – Booted Eagle, Purple and Grey Herons, Whiskered Terns, Moustached Warbler, hundreds of Hirundines above and feeding low over lagoon. A Short toed … Continued
After a march around the Clot we stopped for a short while at the dry hide. One Turtle Dove, 2 Great Tit, 1 Siskin, 2 Western Swamphen, 4 Black winged Stilt, 3 Pochard, 2 Sardinian Warbler, 1 Southern Grey Shrike, … Continued
On the palm farm track today, 40 Whiskered Tern on a flooded field all day, joined later by a single Collared Pratincole which posed nicely for pictures. 200 Cattle Egret were seen, and overhead a mixed flock of at least … Continued
Last ride today for this visit, as I leave tomorrow. This morning it was a short visit to El Hondo, taking a straight route from Urb La Marina to San Felipe Neri visitor centre and nearby public hides, taking in … Continued
A couple of hours this afternoon checking out scrub around Torrevieja Salinas. A Nightingale was calling loudly by the platform and a male Montague’s Harrier was hunting along the edge of the Salinas. Four Stone Curlew were in low vegetation … Continued
Another nice early ride out on my bike this morning, calling in at all 4 hides on Vistabella road then a loop around El Hondo (but no time for a stop at San Felipe Neri visitor centre. Nice to see … Continued
A nice wander around the area known as Estepas De Yecla on a warm sunny day. Two unidentified Eagles, 3 Lesser Kestrel, a Raven, 8 Hoopoo, Crested Larks, Calandra Larks, 2 Wheatear, 8 Yellow Wagtails in a group, 6 Pin-tailed … Continued