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On Saturday I went out into the sunshine as the day was beginning to warm up – a good time to see what was flying around or to hear birdsong. My intention was to see whether Woodchat Shrike or Bee-eaters … Continued

Eagle Owl Watching

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These are big birds but it is not until they fly that can you see their massive wingspan. I had the pleasure of watching two fly together, in the early evening with full sunlight. What a terrific sight. I have … Continued

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Lasts Saturday we saw Swallows passing through and then on 21st I went up to the Eagle Owl site and it kindly obliged. There seemed to be plenty of activity and we suspect there may be young to be fed. … Continued

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This week I have made three attempts to see the Eagle Owl and have been successful twice. This evening Michelle was with me. We could hear them calling and then it perched in view, moved its position and then flew. … Continued

Visit Spider’s Blog

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Spider is based in the Isles of Scilly where he writes a regular blog about his birding on the Scilly Isles and elsewhere. To follow his activities go to Scilly Spider’s Blog 

El Hondo and Crevillente

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At 08.15, Bryan and I were at the North Gate at El Fondo. The gates are only open twice week and you have to be out by 11.15. So we didn’t have much time and this reserve is the size … Continued

San Felipe and Vistabella area

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We started off pretty late this morning and at 10.30 we were taking our time walking the paths around San Felipe Reserve. Just by the visitors centre we could hear Penduline Tit. A few minutes later and there were 3 … Continued

Alanara/Sierra Espuna area

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After a disappointing visit to Fuerta Alamo, on Friday, Bryan and I thought we would give it another shot and try to get all the target species at Alcanara Plains, Murcia Province. We arrived just after 09.00 and spent all … Continued

Alcoy area

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After dropping off Trish at Alicante Airport to return to the freezing cold and snowy conditions in the UK, Bryan and I set off into the warm sunshine, inland towards the Northern Serrias. It took us just over half an … Continued