Formentera Del Segura – Darren Wilson

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Just walked along the river between Formentera Del Segura and the AP7. Had 16 Bee Eater actively hunting with some of the adults feeding youngsters. They are presumably either are on migration or local birds preparing for it as they haven’t been present here through July and August. Also, a Common Waxbill, a stunning Iberian Grey Shrike, numerous Cetti’s Warblers, two Kestrel, a Zitting Cisticola and all four hirundines in quite good numbers. 

Additionally, Alpine Swift (2), Bee-eater (5) and a pale-phase Booted Eagle seen over my house in Formentera Del Segura on Tuesday 8th. 

Quick update – Just nipped to the Observation Tower (near the Sant Felip Neri Visitor’s Centre) at El Hondo and saw one Osprey fishing over the middle of Pantà de Ponent lagoon. Also 3 Marsh Harriers, over 20 Bee Eaters, a very obliging Kingfisher and a single Red knobbed Coot amongst the usual species. 

Red knobbed Coot by Darren Wilson©