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Spring in Somosaguas: Newcomer bee-eaters, hoopoes and nightingales

Posted Friday 1st May 2015 at 08:00 by Moncho
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Spring has sprung. Many waterfowl and wading birds are going to breed to northern Europe but are compensated by a multitude of birds that breed here but spend the winter in Africa. I have seem bee-eaters, hoopoes, and nightingales last week.
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Villafáfila Ponds II. Lapwings and ducks.

Posted Friday 24th April 2015 at 06:56 by Moncho
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Upon I parked the car at the observatory Laguna de Barillos at km 11 of the ZA-715 carrtera I saw a couple of skylarks.
Barillos Pond was completely dry therefore I went to Paneras Pond. Three dozen mallards flew toward it. They landed in the pond. I could also see some teals. Before I arrived I had seem some birds. They proved to be lapwings. In fact they were 66 lapwings.
Among ducks and teals there was two small wader in the background, Perhaps...
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Posted Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 21:34 by Tim P
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Green Sand in Donegal- Inishowen Peninsula

Posted Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 19:40 by Green Sandpiper
Had 10 days on the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal, which (as I found out) is a key birding area in Ireland, encompassing moors, bogs and sea cliffs, plus a massive sea Lough (Swilly)

Sadly, this was a family holiday, so I couldn't go birding every day. Anyway, with the caveats in place...this was some of the best birding I've ever had, and most of it was done by osmosis- the birds came to me. Over the ten days, got in excess of 70 species, including a dozen or so year ticks, and...
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Previous sightings

Posted Sunday 19th April 2015 at 18:18 by Dollymos15
Here is a list of birds that I have seen previously on my walks to and from work:
Kestrel- seen most morning during February and March, hovering near the bridge.
Barn Owl- only seen once at dusk in late February, near the foot bridge
Long tailed tits- seen regularly at various points along the river.
Greater Spotted woodpecker- heard most days and seen on playing field at rear of estate.
Megansers- often seen
Great tits and Blue tits- very common
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