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Recent content by Rob Smallwood

  1. Rob Smallwood

    Mallorca 2016

    10 Alpine Swift over Colonia Sant Jordi yesterday.
  2. Rob Smallwood

    Mallorca 2016

    Are least one Roller still by the roundabout outside Colonia Sant Jordi this evening. At Cap des Selines this evening Skops Owl and Stone Curlew heard but best if all Nightjars calling and in flight.
  3. Rob Smallwood

    Mallorca 2016

    Boat trip to Cabrera yesterday, sadly very little Warbler activity, heard but didn't see Balearic and had tantalising glimpses of what was probably a Moltoni's. On the plus side Osprey and Eleanora's showed well, good views of Cory's on the way over - but no Balearic- and an unexpected Storm...
  4. Rob Smallwood

    Mallorca 2016

    I was at the Cap from about noon to 14.30. Peregrine, Eleanora's, Marsh Harrier, Booted Eagle and Red Kite plus small parties of Bee-eater and a single Alpine Swift. Nearby Thekla Lark and Redstart. Stint sp at Salinas de Colonia Sant Jordi - looks like a Temmink's with dark legs!
  5. Rob Smallwood

    Mallorca 2016

    Temmink's Stint still on salt pans at Colonia Sant Jordi today. This afternoon passage of raptors south included at least 6 Booted Eagle, 4 Red Kite, 1 Marsh Harrier and one Montagu's Harrier. Also 2 Raven. There looked to be a build up of raptors late afternoon so maybe a good movement out to...
  6. Rob Smallwood

    Mallorca 2016

    Also had a nice Melodious Warbler through, will post some photos on my return.
  7. Rob Smallwood

    Mallorca 2016

    Spent last week on edge of S'Albufera. Goodo numbers of Bee-eater passing through, Little Bittern showing daily. Today at least 11 Marsh Harrier in pre roost. This evening a superb Barn Owl and better still two Skops Owl on the lane to our accommodation.
  8. Rob Smallwood

    Wallcreeper Winter 2016

    Picos d'Europa in Northern Spain - stunning scenery too - Fuente De and up the cable car.
  9. Rob Smallwood

    Tromso, Norway in Jan/Feb

    Cheers Julian!
  10. Rob Smallwood

    Tromso, Norway in Jan/Feb

    Hi folks, Firstly, I know that the days are short, and bird variety shorter, ;) but I will be visiting next January for a few ostensibly non-birding days. Does anyone have any up to date advice on local birds, other wildlife, and/or recommendations for Northern Lights and Whale Watching tours...
  11. Rob Smallwood

    Bird watching dalyan Turkey

    I think you will be too late for Black-headed certainly. Try contacting Brendan via Twitter (@Dalyanbirding) - he's out there at the moment and had White-throated Kingfisher at a couple of sites nearby also White Pelican. Also @MalkohaBrian is out there or has recently returned so both may...
  12. Rob Smallwood

    Bird ID for Mediterranean Turkey

    How many in the flock?
  13. Rob Smallwood

    Best places to bird round Manchester?

    Everything you need here, site guides, forum with site threads etc - welcome back! http://www.manchesterbirding.com
  14. Rob Smallwood

    Buteo...one that nearly got away.....or?

    I can see why in Pic 1 you feel it has a HB head. This feature is not apparent in the other shots, and Pics 2 - 4 don't say anything other than Common to me. You seem convinced that it's a Honey so for you it is a HB. I wouldn't personally tick nor submit the record to my County Recorder based...
  15. Rob Smallwood

    Buteo...one that nearly got away.....or?

    Honey Buzzard of the Northumbrian ssp for me . . .
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