El Hondo area – Malcolm Palmer

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Went to Vistabella road, first hide and after hearing my first Great Reed Warbler of the year, flushed a Spotted Crake. Thousands of hirundines passing, including big numbers of Sand Martin, accompanied by Common and Pallid Swift in small numbers. … Continued

Maigmo – Malcolm Palmer

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Not the greatest morning’s birding, but I sat watching Serins and Crested and Coal Tits drinking, and wondered why they all disappeared, until the chap in the snap I took with my Brownie (a Sparrowhawk) glided in, and took a … Continued

El Clot – Malcolm Palmer

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New at the Clot this morning was a Marbled Duck, the drake Pintail was still there and also a Red crested Pochard, Pochard etc, and I thought I heard a distant Wryneck – couldn’t confirm. Off Carabassí in calm seas … Continued

El Clot – Malcolm Palmer

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At the Clot, where works on the main lagoon are showing promise, a big surprise: a Black Kite, no less.  Also, on the Charco de Contacto, a lovely drake Pintail was with some 70 Shoveler (80% male) and a similar … Continued

Guadalentin – David Roe

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Jeannet Spronk and I went to Guadalentín last Friday (18th). Here’s Jeannet’s list of the birds we saw. The highlight was a female Hen Harrier, which took off from just in front of us. Species list – Red-legged Partridge, Little … Continued

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