Moralet – Malcolm Palmer

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This morning, at Moralet, between San Vicente and Agost, a party of 6 Lesser Kestrels passed over, diving and catching insects. A Golden Eagle was perched nearby calling.    

Palm Farm Track

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Only one bird of note on the PFT, but that was a beautiful Black-shouldered Kite. On Sunday, there was a Knot on the Salinas.

Monnegre – Malcolm Palmer

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Had a ride up to Monnegre, where there was very little, but took half an hour on the bridge, overlooking the stream, where I found two Grey Wagtails, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Subalpine Warbler.

Alicante University – Malcolm Palmer

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On the University Campus, there was a huge gathering of hirundines, and the vast majority, surprisingly, were Red-rumped Swallows, hundreds of them! There were also both Spotted and Pied Flycatcher, and the first autumn Blackcap.

Palm Farm Track and San Felipe

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On the PFT, hundreds of Yellow Wagtails, then a Red-footed Falcon, female or juvenile, chasing flying insects. At the Visitor Centre, the furthest hide was good, with lots of waders including a summer plumage Temminck’s Stint and a Marsh Sandpiper. Lots … Continued

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