Very little about today, but the first Collared Pratincoles were at Vista bella.
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
Not really great for birding today – the weather was too fine, but heard Moustached Warbler in song from the Convenio. A group of raptors circling gave me a headache. A Booted Eagle and a Marsh Harrier were joined by … Continued
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
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
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
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
On Friday Eddie Walker (no relation) and I did some local spots, highlights were: La Finca –White headed Duck and a dozen Shoveller on the reservoir, flocks of Chaffinch and Meadow Pipit feeding on the fairways, and an Iberian Green … Continued