Around the Pic de Mitjorn, Jijona, some 30 Griffons, being mobbed by at least one, possibly two Bonelli’s Eagles.
05/01/19 – El Hondo North Gate:- Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle (6+), Little Bittern, Water Rail (several heard), Gadwall, Little Gull, Whiskered Tern(1), Ruff. Also on the same morning at a small pond I discovered on a track leading away from … Continued
Today I did a quick round trip to start my 2019 list off. Not great birding really – too windy and sunny – but did get the traditional bird I avoided all 2018 – a female Merlin, that flew over … Continued
Called at the Clot: apart from a Stone Curlew, nowt much about, but the news is they’ve cleared all the veg in front of the Zeiss hide and seem to be digging channels around the perimeter. On the PFT at … Continued
PFT: Hundreds of White Wagtails, which I perused in vain, but that’s all they were. 3 Green Sandpipers. Vistabella Road: Some 80 Lapwings, 2 Knot, 3 Curlew, in floods behind pond N of road. El Pinet: Good wader numbers, long … Continued
On the PFT, Skylark, and further around, near the cables, Meadow Pipits, have arrived in force. From Lo Chicharro, I had a fairly distant view of an adult Greater Spotted Eagle – presumably Tönn, but couldn’t see the radio thingy. … Continued