El Pinet – Barry Chambers

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Barry asked us to issue this reminder to anyone thinking of leaving their car at El Pinet. Barry says – “Yesterday I went to El Pinet to find a family just returning from a walk to their brand new car … Continued

Field Trip Dates for 2023

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The dates and locations for future field trips are set out below ____________________________________________  Thursday 16th February – Pego Marsh ____________________________________________ Thursday 16th March – Crevillente (Bonelli’s Eagles) then El Hondo area ____________________________________________ Thursday 13th April – Yecla ____________________________________________ Thursday 11th May … Continued

Pego/Oliva Birdwatching Route

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Our secretary, Len Williamson found this walking route which may be of interest to other local and visiting birders in that area. Click here to go to the webpage – https://www.pegoilesvalls.es/en/ruta/55-itinerario-ornitolgico-bullent

Spring Migrants and Winter Sightings

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A few year’s ago committee members, Stefan and Els considered the issue of species seen in winter which we would normally expect to be summer migrants on the Costa Blanca. They identified five relevant species namely – Cory’s Shearwater, Squacco … Continued

Bird News – Malcolm Palmer

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Yet another addition to the growing list of ‘invaders’ has been discovered. Slap-bang in the centre of urban Murcia, some twit (or various twits?) has seen fit to allow House Finch to escape. This remarkably successful, omnivorous bird has spread … Continued

Pego Osprey Project

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Peter Alden sent in a cutting from the local newspaper, which I have summarised here. One of the four Osprey chicks reintroduced to the Pego-oliva marshes has sadly been killed as a result of flying into an electricity pylon. Of … Continued

Griffon Vulture in Los Balcones

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Tim Ashbolt sent in these photos of a Griffon Vulture seen near his house in the Los Balcones area of Torrevieja. I found some information on the Costa Blanca News Facebook page saying that the bird later moved on to … Continued