Birding Buddy Request

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Alan has contacted us to see if anyone might be willing to accompany him on a birding outing. If you are interested, please conact me (Mary) via the website and I will pass it on. Thank you. Alan writes:- “..I … Continued

Field Trip Dates for 2022/2023

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The dates and locations for future field trips are set out below ____________________________________________  Thursday 22nd September – El Pinet, PFT, Lo Chicharro and El Hondo ____________________________________________ Thursday 27th October – Alcoy and Xorret de Catí ____________________________________________ Wednesday 16th November – Yecla ____________________________________________ Thursday … 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

Hedge Netting in the UK

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Rex found this information about hedge netting which people with UK links might find interesting. The Government has responded to the petition  “Make ‘netting’ hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.” The Government responded: Causing suffering to birds … Continued