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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 15th October 2019, 16:35
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Posted By StewB
A quiet final day before we head off to the...

A quiet final day before we head off to the airport and back to the UK this evening. A stop for supplies at Santanyi produced a raptor group including 8 kestrels, 5 red kites, a booted eagle and a...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 14th October 2019, 18:08
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Posted By StewB
A fantastic day’s birding with Mike today. Called...

A fantastic day’s birding with Mike today. Called at Cap de Ses Salines and were sent to look for the Italian sparrow. With the help of a young German birder we had several good views in the trees...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 13th October 2019, 16:52
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Posted By StewB
After dropping Mrs M and Mrs B in Felanitx for...

After dropping Mrs M and Mrs B in Felanitx for the market, Mike took us out to the fields at Vilafranca. This was where the southern grey shrike was found a couple of weeks ago. Astonishingly after a...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 13th October 2019, 06:26
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Posted By StewB
Hi Sally Corn bunting ✔️😊 Stew

Hi Sally

Corn bunting ✔️😊

Stew
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 12th October 2019, 20:59
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Posted By StewB
[QUOTE=s.g.;3906063]Cant believe you are back so...

[QUOTE=s.g.;3906063]Cant believe you are back so soon stew, jammy so and so!!

Can’t resist an opportunity Steve! 😊

Stew
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 12th October 2019, 14:19
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Posted By StewB
After we suffered a delayed flight from Stansted...

After we suffered a delayed flight from Stansted and an early hours arrival, I had the pleasure of being taken to the Cap by Mike M. We had about 3 hours from around 11am (not Mike’s usual early...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 8th October 2019, 09:14
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Posted By StewB
When I was at S’Albufera last month I managed to...

When I was at S’Albufera last month I managed to read a Darvic ring on a greater flamingo. I’ve just received the attached details from the ringing scheme. Nothing surprising about the bird (ringed...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 28th September 2019, 19:12
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Posted By StewB
Thanks Martin, my error of course! Stew

Thanks Martin, my error of course!

Stew
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 28th September 2019, 15:27
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Posted By StewB
I've uploaded a brief report on my September...

I've uploaded a brief report on my September visit.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 27th September 2019, 18:32
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Posted By StewB
Wow! That’s fantastic, and a cracking photo! I...

Wow! That’s fantastic, and a cracking photo! I guess this year’s invasion is pretty much unprecedented. There have even been ovipositing pairs in Suffolk here in the UK.

Stew
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 26th September 2019, 18:45
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Posted By StewB
When I was at Son Real a couple of weeks ago I...

When I was at Son Real a couple of weeks ago I chased down a large pale butterfly that turned out to be a rather washed-out female Cleopatra. Shortly after, I saw a similar second individual. I...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 17th September 2019, 15:04
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Posted By StewB
Thanks Ash - I appreciate that effort. RRS is one...

Thanks Ash - I appreciate that effort. RRS is one of my favourite birds ever, and I was made up to see it. Great that it returned too! (Nice to meet you both by the way).

As we said at the time, it...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 17th September 2019, 13:37
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Posted By StewB
Began the last morning of our trip at the...

Began the last morning of our trip at the Depuradora, where it was good to bump into Steve again. Still plenty of waders, including my first avocet of the trip. The birds seemed to be a bit mobile -...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 16th September 2019, 16:11
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Posted By StewB
Mrs B dropped me off at the S’Albufera car park...

Mrs B dropped me off at the S’Albufera car park for a morning on the reserve.

Night herons were roosting in the vegetation across the main canal as I walked down the entrance track. I was following...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 15th September 2019, 13:15
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Posted By StewB
En route to Son Real I called in at Maristany and...

En route to Son Real I called in at Maristany and the Depuradora.

At Maristany there were 4 greenshank, 2 snipe and several green and common sandpipers. There was some shooting going on beyond the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 15th September 2019, 04:31
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Posted By StewB
Yes, I think Mortitx is one of the Island’s best...

Yes, I think Mortitx is one of the Island’s best kept secrets.

Just heard from a friend in the UK that one of his birding friends has arrived in Lesbos to find, quite literally, thousands of vagrant...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 15th September 2019, 04:25
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Posted By StewB
Crikey Steve - that’s quite a haul! Hoping some...

Crikey Steve - that’s quite a haul! Hoping some of those birds will stick around for later today!

Stew
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 14th September 2019, 14:02
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Posted By StewB
With the promise of better weather, I headed for...

With the promise of better weather, I headed for Mortitx. As I arrived 2 bee eaters flew low south over the entrance. I had two more groups (3 and 2) as I walked by the vineyard. Redstarts were in...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 12th September 2019, 18:59
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Posted By StewB
Wow!

Wow!
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 12th September 2019, 15:33
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Posted By StewB
Early morning overcast skies and high winds made...

Early morning overcast skies and high winds made me change my plan of a day in the mountains for something more local. As it happens the day turned out really sunny and warm, although it stayed...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 11th September 2019, 20:00
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Posted By StewB
Thanks Maties and Mike - it was a thrilling...

Thanks Maties and Mike - it was a thrilling insect to see, but I mustn’t forget that if Johan Debuck and his Belgian birding group hadn’t come across it first we may have missed it completely!

I...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 11th September 2019, 15:22
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Posted By StewB
A great day out with Mike M in much better than...

A great day out with Mike M in much better than forecast weather. The plan was to go to S’Albufera to help Mike to get to grips with dragonflies, but we didn’t for a moment imagine that we’d be in on...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 11th September 2019, 08:12
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Posted By StewB
Heads up to anyone interested in dragonflies,...

Heads up to anyone interested in dragonflies, Mile M and I have just seen a male vagrant emperor at S’Albufera. Photos later. Leaving direchions at the VC.

Stew
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 10th September 2019, 12:34
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Posted By StewB
Dropped Mrs B off for the market in Alcudia and...

Dropped Mrs B off for the market in Alcudia and then made a brief visit to Maristany. It has pretty much dried out completely, and has got that “moonscape” look about it. A few common sands and...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 9th September 2019, 15:58
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Posted By StewB
Arrived at Palma this morning, and with Mrs B...

Arrived at Palma this morning, and with Mrs B (Advanced Motorist!) driving I was able to see red kite and booted eagle from the dual carriageway north, and crag martin and a woodchat shrike along the...
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