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Old Wednesday 15th November 2017, 19:06   #1576
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Hi Mike. No idea what the falcon was, only likely candidate would be Merlin. I can’t think what else it could be, Kestrel? Nothing else around and last dates for Eleonora’s seem to all be in October.
Well done with the Waxbills, a good total.
Still some sightings of Hawfinch around the Island.
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Old Wednesday 15th November 2017, 21:20   #1577
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Hi Mike. No idea what the falcon was, only likely candidate would be Merlin. I can’t think what else it could be, Kestrel? Nothing else around and last dates for Eleonora’s seem to all be in October.
Well done with the Waxbills, a good total.
Still some sightings of Hawfinch around the Island.
Mike
Thats what I thought..Several Kestrels were in the park. Glad you agree with photos /ID.
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Old Thursday 16th November 2017, 18:09   #1578
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A species of Pelican was at the salt pans this afternoon. As I was birding there until lunchtime, I am a bit miffed. By the time I drove straight back there, it had flown.
Still, it’s quite a big bird and if it hangs around, I’m sure it will be relocated. It flew towards Sa Barrala. Mike
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Old Thursday 16th November 2017, 19:35   #1579
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Afternoon in La Victoria

A pleasent afternoon. Birds seen included:

Crossbills, Blackcaps, Sardinian Warblers, Greenfinches, Great tits, Firecrests, Robins, Yellow legged Gulls.

No Blue tits nor Hawfinches.

Interested spps in the photo attached..Any Guesses? Answers in a postcard

Young Dunnock?
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Old Yesterday, 17:30   #1580
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A really nice day out with Mike and Susan McSwiss at Porto Colom.
Firstly, around the coastal scrub, we logged at least three Dartford warblers, several Balearic warblers and close up Fan-tailed warblers.
Later, on the sea watch we saw three Northern Gannet, a raft of interesting ducks which remain unidentified as does the distant auk species which whizzed along the horizon. Seawatching here can be great but it’s also very frustrating with many interesting looking species too far away to be sure of clinching a safe ID.
Thanks for the lunch Susan, Mallorca at its brilliant best with glorious blue skies and far-reaching coastal views. Mike
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Mirella photographed a splendid male Brambling near where I live. I have never seen one here so needless to say, I will be there in the morning! Mike
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[quote=Mike Montier;3644525]A really nice day out with Mike and Susan McSwiss at Porto Colom.
Firstly, around the coastal scrub, we logged at least three Dartford warblers, several Balearic warblers and close up Fan-tailed warblers.
Later, on the sea watch we saw three Northern Gannet, a raft of interesting ducks which remain unidentified as does the distant auk species which whizzed along the horizon. Seawatching here can be great but it’s also very frustrating with many interesting looking species too far away to be sure of clinching a safe ID.


Many thanks for your great guidance and fun. Gorgeous Day.

Still searching for the ID of the raft of ducks - my first thoughts were scoters or eider ducks with their wing flapping etc but this seems very unlikely ( however the recent winds may have had an impact). If anybody has ideas?
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