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Little riverside forest in Somosaguas

Posted Friday 28th March 2014 at 06:51 by Moncho
Updated Friday 28th March 2014 at 07:05 by Moncho
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To the east of Somosaguas Campus there is a small riverside forest above a tiny stream which rises from a sewer from Pozuelo town. Although contamination of the sewer there are enough animals around . We started watching the ubiquitous wood pigeons, rabbits, tits, magpies,finches, and our usual little owl
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Birding Southern Texas

Posted Monday 24th March 2014 at 12:27 by Old Fulica
My wife and I are currently in South Padre Island Texas. This is close to Brownsville and the Mexican border. This is a very exciting birding area for a northerner from Canada as many of the birds we see are either new or very rarely seen in our part of the world (British Columbia). We will be here for a month and then off to Arizona to catch their spring migration. To follow our adventures check out our blog;
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Little owl, invasive parakeets and a fox in Somosaguas

Posted Friday 21st March 2014 at 17:06 by Moncho
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With increasing light of the end of the winter I took a walk through the campus of the University Comlutense in Somosaguas . I had not seem the little owl since last year According SEO / Birdlife Spain " since 1998 the number of little Owls in Spain has suffered a decline of 40 percent and are 50,000 couples in Spain " so they named it bird of the year in 2011. To try to halt the decline of this bird that is not listed in any catalog of specifically protected...
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The fragility of a Birding Mojo

Posted Monday 17th March 2014 at 23:15 by Green Sandpiper
I've mentioned before my hope that this would be a 'good year' not necessarily a 'big year' as too much else in life impacts on my birding, but a year of quality birding, new places, new species, immersing myself in birds and nature. Its funny though how the birding gods conspire to keep your feet on the ground- for every ying of a great day out, there's the yang of a blown weekend. Take a couple of recent weekends.

The first of my big days out (where I had been promised the car...
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Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria and Greece, March 8-15, summary trip report

Posted Sunday 16th March 2014 at 10:18 by dancho_hristov
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In the period March 8-15 a friend and i did a tailored birdwatching trip in Bulgaria and Greece. Here I shall try to recap all the information with some figures.

My friend came over with the aim to see 8 target species: Dalmatian Pelican, Saker Falcon, Capercaillie, Three-toed Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Pygmy Owl, Rock Partridge and Black Vulture. From all these 8 species we managed to see half of them: Dalmatian Pelican, Pygmy Owl, Rock Partridge and Black Vulture.
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