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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 15:09
Replies: 40
Views: 4,901
Posted By marklhawkes
Not so rare, but out-stripping even Sammy is the...

Not so rare, but out-stripping even Sammy is the Iceland Gull in Ayrshire - 21 years now and still counting....
Forum: Leica Friday 21st October 2011, 12:36
Replies: 52
Views: 10,158
Posted By marklhawkes
Leica's service levels have gone down-hill since...

Leica's service levels have gone down-hill since they shut their UK depot at Milton Keynes!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd September 2011, 11:53
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By marklhawkes
Audouin's Gull

Audouin's Gull
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 21st September 2011, 11:47
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Some general notes from my trip. Seawatching: I...

Some general notes from my trip.

Seawatching:
I found that morning and evening sea-watches from the north end of the island (i.e. around Corralejo) produced nothing more than Cory's Shearwaters -...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 21st September 2011, 11:24
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Hi John, The possibility of South Polar Skua was...

Hi John,

The possibility of South Polar Skua was always in the back of my mind, especially after the news of the birds from Lanzarote. The first two birds I saw on 12th looked like typical Great...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 19th September 2011, 11:31
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
A quick seawatch from El Cotillo lighthouse was...

A quick seawatch from El Cotillo lighthouse was again quiet, despite the increased wind strength.

Great Skua 1 south
Common Tern 1-2 past
Manx Shearwater 15+ south
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 17th September 2011, 17:36
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Quiet at El Cotillo lighthouse this morning, just...

Quiet at El Cotillo lighthouse this morning, just one Great Skua heading north and 5+ Manx Shearwaters going south (plus the usual steady stream of Cory's).

Two Plain Swifts over Corralejo town...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 16th September 2011, 18:00
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Hi Eduardo I have been in touch with both...

Hi Eduardo

I have been in touch with both Richard Gutiérrez and Juan Antonio Lorenzo and will send them descriptions and photos when I return to the UK. Gutted I couldn't make in on the two pelagics...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 16th September 2011, 14:23
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
A great mornings birding today- Catalina Garcia...

A great mornings birding today-

Catalina Garcia -
CITRINE WAGTAIL juvenile still present at west end
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER juvenile with the wagtail
Fuerteventura Chat 1 female
Cattle Egret...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 15th September 2011, 10:58
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
In the dunes south of El Cotillo this...

In the dunes south of El Cotillo this morning

Cream coloured Courser 3 adults (5.6km south of town)
Houbara Bustard 1 (walked across road in-front on car!)
Lots of Lesser Short-toed Larks and a few...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 14th September 2011, 10:42
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
In the sand dunes inland from Corralejo's two...

In the sand dunes inland from Corralejo's two main hotels this morning, I was surprised to see 7 Houbara Bustards. Two singles flew over south towards the lava fields at south end around dawn, then a...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 13th September 2011, 21:40
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Spoonbill still around today in Corralejo harbour...

Spoonbill still around today in Corralejo harbour first thing. Went to Lanza for a day trip, so no other birding done today...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 12th September 2011, 14:25
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Seawatching again from El Cotillo lighthouse...

Seawatching again from El Cotillo lighthouse 07.20 to 09.30.
Pomarine Skua, dark phase adult (complete with spoons) south at 08.45
Great Shearwater south at 08.50
Gannet 1 adult north
Great Skua 2...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 11th September 2011, 19:59
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Many thanks Stephen. Very interesting.

Many thanks Stephen. Very interesting.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 11th September 2011, 18:13
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Highlight from this morning at Catalina Garcia,...

Highlight from this morning at Catalina Garcia, Fuerteventura:

CITRINE WAGTAIL juvenile photographed around dry area at west end. This species is not mentioned in Tony Clarke's book which was...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 10th September 2011, 15:55
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
On the island until 19th, although it's too hot...

On the island until 19th, although it's too hot for birding after midday!! Haven't been back to Los Molinos yet to see if Buff breasted is still there, but two arrived on Lanzarote soon after mine....
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 10th September 2011, 09:22
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Adult Spoonbill this morning in small bay just...

Adult Spoonbill this morning in small bay just west of Corralejo town with 3 Little Egrets
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 9th September 2011, 11:47
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Seawatching this morning from El Cotillo...

Seawatching this morning from El Cotillo lighthouse 07.30-10.00:

Long-tailed Skua, 3 separate adults south
Arctic Skua 2 juveniles south
Skua species 4 south, all distant (at least 2 of which might...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 7th September 2011, 12:03
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Los Molinos Reservoir...

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Los Molinos Reservoir this morning, also 2 Ruff, 6 Green Sandpipers, 7 Common Sandpipers and 75+ Ruddy Shelducks plus usual resident species
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th August 2011, 23:04
Replies: 20
Views: 4,286
Posted By marklhawkes
Plenty of paler legged Chiffchaff images if you...

Plenty of paler legged Chiffchaff images if you search for them - many have pale and dark combinations along their...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th August 2011, 20:24
Replies: 20
Views: 4,286
Posted By marklhawkes
Really. I believe birds of the northern/eastern...

Really. I believe birds of the northern/eastern races (acredula/yakutensis) can show darker legs, but this is a rare feature on trochilus, and even then, these are rarely as dark as those of many...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th August 2011, 16:39
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By marklhawkes
Both Tufted Duck's for me. There is no pale edges...

Both Tufted Duck's for me. There is no pale edges to the mantle or flanks like Scaup, the head shape is not round enough, the ear spot is weak, the facial white pattern is weak, the bill is not deep...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th August 2011, 16:30
Replies: 20
Views: 4,286
Posted By marklhawkes
1. Is a Chiffchaff (not only can you see the dark...

1. Is a Chiffchaff (not only can you see the dark legs, but the facial pattern is spot on too)
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 24th August 2011, 17:08
Replies: 37
Views: 6,435
Posted By marklhawkes
From the other channel, and hopefully of...

From the other channel, and hopefully of interest... sounds like it could be a good trip.

http://surfbirds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9295
Forum: Cambridgeshire Thursday 18th August 2011, 16:01
Replies: 793
Views: 102,020
Posted By marklhawkes
From A14 come down A1 to Buckden, then head west...

From A14 come down A1 to Buckden, then head west to Perry. Go through village, and just before you leave village, there is a car park (Mander car park) on the right. Park here (note; it's pay &...
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