Species list – Black winged Stilts, Cormorant, Kestrel, Hoopoe, Woodpigeon, Booted Eagle, Greenfinch, 4 Little Owls, Magpie, Stonechat, Goldfinch, Linnet, Serin, 2 large flocks of Glossy Ibis, Grey Heron, White Wagtail, Little Stint, Starling, and 27 Cranes.
Today at El Hondo visitors centre I saw a Swallow, possibly more than one, and a House Martin, possibly over wintering birds or very early migrants. Note: Malcolm says “the hirundines all have a tendency to overwinter here in small … Continued
On Saturday morning I had good views of an adult Greater Spotted Eagle, (not Tonn) after I had booked in at north gate El Hondo. Firstly it flew past me and then perched in a tree eventually flying to a … Continued
Persistence is rather an under-rated quality. After no end of fruitless Saturday morning walks around the Uni campus, I got my first (probably last) Common Redstart of the year this morning – a lovely male. The trees were awash with … Continued
In the scrubby land region between the sea and the coast road running from the Parador and Javea port, yesterday around 7.45pm, Sue and I had fantastic views of TWO Whimbrel looking for food in the scrub. Unfortunately, although I … Continued