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Recent content by TonyCath

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    Mallorca 2022

    Scops Owl: We have never been lucky to hear or see one however we spoke to a couple staying between Pollenca and Port de Pollenca who heard at least three during their stay most nights so hopefully its not all bad news, fingers crossed. Nice to see a post from you Hugh, really enjoyed your...
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    Mallorca 2022

    Just a quick summary of our recent trip to the Island, I managed one lifer in the form of the Collared Pratincole, Cath also had this along with the Golden Oriole as lifers. We had Mallorca ticks with Wood Sandpiper, Gull-billed Tern, Turtle Dove and Barn Owl. Frustrations, dips or bogey birds...
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    Mallorca 2022

    On the way to the airport this morning a Barn Owl was almost side by side with the taxi giving us 73 birds for our trip. Back now in Sunny Stockport 🙂
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    Mallorca 2022

    Based on yesterday's information about the Dartford Warblers we headed off to Son Baulo and along the beach and also off piste a little....:(:( regrettably not good news nearly fours hours drew a blank. As already stated this is birding for you, with the highs come those lows. Our bird list did...
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    Mallorca 2022

    Boquer Valley this morning produced a minimum of 21 Eleonora's Falcons on top of the left hand ridge walking into the valley. We are pretty certain there must have been more on the other side of the ridge but we will settle for 21 !! Further down the Valley a confiding Balearic Warbler gave us...
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    Mallorca 2022

    We visited Son Real today for the first time and what a lovely place it is too. We chose route Despite our best efforts neither of the two resident warblers showed although a very brief glimpse of a warbler was had at the coastal scrub. We added Chaffinch, Linnet, Turtle Dove,Tawny Pipit and...
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    Mallorca 2022

    Bird feast today at s'Albufera with the following Red-crested Pochard, Marbled Duck, Little Grebe, Great-crested Grebe,Little Bittern (a bogey bird),Purple Heron, Night Heron,Squaco Heron, Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier,Red-knobbed Coot, Purple Gallinule,Common Tern, Gull-billed Tern,Yellow Wagtail...
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    Mallorca 2022

    A walk around the "Pollenca back lanes" today brought us a Woodchat Shrike, Red-legged Partridge and Black Vulture to add to the list. In the Torrent de Sant Jordi were two Eels around 2 foot long, weight about 2lbish and probably 20 years old. Onto Albuferta a Pochard, Black-winged Stilt and...
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    Mallorca 2022

    We went over to Can Caurassa tracks this afternoon, we soon had a magnificent Swallotail butterfly courtesy of Caths quick eyes. Down the track leading to the dead end ! We picked up Golden Oriole calling and had one quick glimpse for Cath of a fly past female, then I caught possibly the same...
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    Mallorca 2022

    After a delay at Manchester we finally arrived! Spent late afternoon around La Gola and Boquer, highlights being. Booted Eagle, Eleonora's Falcon, Spotted/Balearic Flycatcher,Beeaters,Balearic Warbler and some stonking Yellow Wagtails one in particular great black head... This morning mainly...
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    Mallorca 2022

    Thanks Mike, we plan to spend the day at S'Albufera on Thursday so if anybody is around please do say hello. T&C
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    Mallorca 2022

    Well its almost three years since we last visited Mallorca, fingers crossed we will be in Port de Pollenca tomorrow afternoon and birding by late afternoon:) Thank you to all contributors for keeping us updated for the last three years. S'Albufera and the surrounding area, Ca'n Cuarrassa...
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    Mallorca 2021

    A Happy New Year to you Mike and everyone who contributes to the forum. Fingers crossed that we can be over in May. Tony and Cath
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    Mallorca 2020

    We are happy to second that Hugh thank you, it has been great to read all the trials and tribulations that life and birding brings.
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    Mallorca 2020

    Ola to everyone out there, today was to be our first day on the Island but sadly not. It has been great to read about your lockdown birding especially Gregor's updates, totally jaw dropping. Your reports Mike have been great as usual and I feel your frustrations. A trip through Hugh's diaries...
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