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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 21st February 2019, 18:33
Replies: 201
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Posted By Mike Montier
I am going away to the USA tomorrow for one...

I am going away to the USA tomorrow for one month.
I know that quite a few birders are coming to Mallorca in April so I will do my best to keep this thread alive whilst I’m away.
I do hope anyone...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 21st February 2019, 14:23
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks Larry, glad you are enjoying...

Thanks Larry, glad you are enjoying Mallorca.
It’s amazing just how tame the Alpine Accentors are, we almost had one feeding from our hands last year. Super birds.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 20th February 2019, 13:04
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
A slow walk around the salt pans with some Dutch...

A slow walk around the salt pans with some Dutch visitors was delightful this morning on this calm sunny day.
Loads of raptors including many Marsh harriers doing all sorts of aerial dancing, a joy...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 19th February 2019, 21:10
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Mallorca will miss you too Mike. Many thanks for...

Mallorca will miss you too Mike.
Many thanks for your posts, photos and amusing anecdotes.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 19th February 2019, 20:05
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Posted By Mike Montier
I forgot to say that one distant Harrier I saw at...

I forgot to say that one distant Harrier I saw at Salobrar today looked slimmer than the accompanying Marsh Harrier and when I processed my photos I see that I managed to get a chance photo...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 19th February 2019, 17:49
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Posted By Mike Montier
A brief visit to Salobrar de Campos this...

A brief visit to Salobrar de Campos this afternoon. As soon as I arrived I heard that haunting call of Common Cranes. I saw three flying but could not locate any others which were clearly calling...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 18th February 2019, 17:24
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
A nice walk along the seafront of Palma with my...

A nice walk along the seafront of Palma with my unsuspecting wife who didn’t know there was a splendid adult winter Mediterranean Gull, which had been found earlier by Toni, lurking on the rocks...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 15th February 2019, 22:30
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Hi David. I donít know if your bird was a Black...

Hi David. I donít know if your bird was a Black Kite or not but I can give some feedback.
I have always seen Black Kite in every winter. Two have been seen at the Cap de Ses Salines this winter and...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 15th February 2019, 17:32
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
I have been seawatching for many years now,...

I have been seawatching for many years now, usually two or three times a week, and I still don’t understand the movements of shearwaters.
Last week 1,700+ birds and today over the same period, 204.
I...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 14th February 2019, 18:36
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Hi David. Well done with the Oystercatcher, it’s...

Hi David. Well done with the Oystercatcher, it’s been very hard catching up with them this year but the Cap is a good place.
Also nice to know that there are still some Cranes around.
Nice day for it...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 13th February 2019, 08:29
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Thank you Pep. I looked into this many years ago...

Thank you Pep.
I looked into this many years ago when I was told that the path was to close. Pep is quite correct in that the path is a public footpath and always will be so it cannot be closed thank...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 12th February 2019, 20:26
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Martin. I obviously don’t know as much as the...

Martin. I obviously don’t know as much as the locals and hopefully they will comment, but I have been very shocked by the erosion of the path through the Boquer valley.
Every time I go there I notice...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 11th February 2019, 20:23
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
That’s great Tony. I can thoroughly recommend the...

That’s great Tony.
I can thoroughly recommend the map, it is very up to date and shows many sites I didn’t know about so I use mine all the time.
It’s also great for finding specific species so it’s...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 11th February 2019, 15:27
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Most of the Red-breasted Mergansers this year...

Most of the Red-breasted Mergansers this year have been long-stayers so I guess most people have been able to catch up with them.
I watched one today very close in at Cuitat JardŪ. They really are a...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 9th February 2019, 20:06
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Ah yes, that’s the one I’ve got Tony. Thanks Mike.

Ah yes, that’s the one I’ve got Tony. Thanks Mike.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 9th February 2019, 19:00
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
A friend brought in a Robin tonight which had...

A friend brought in a Robin tonight which had sadly been killed by a cat.
It was ringed in Slovenia which I thought was interesting, as are all ringing recoveries.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 9th February 2019, 18:55
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Not content with our morning out, I couldnít...

Not content with our morning out, I couldnít resist my regular visit to my local lighthouse for an evening seawatch.
I got there at 5pm and as soon as I set my Ďscope up, I could see streams of...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 9th February 2019, 18:37
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Mike. It was a great morning and Susan...

Hi Mike. It was a great morning and Susan certainly has good taste.
It was definitely a Black Kite.
Itís a great place for a fabulous variety of species and hundreds of larks and pipits.
I did read...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 9th February 2019, 18:32
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Tony and Cath. Now you are talking my...

Hi Tony and Cath. Now you are talking my language! In this day of satnav and google and co-ordinates it’s so nice to be asked about a map. When we go to the USA we still use maps, you just can’t beat...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:33
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Three Great skuas were seen today from Porto...

Three Great skuas were seen today from Porto Colom, rather scarce birds here.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 5th February 2019, 19:30
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Itís not just about the birds. Being out and...

Itís not just about the birds.
Being out and about so much, there are other wonderful things to see.
This was the sky tonight as I got home from failing to see the local Woodcock.
Almond blossom now...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 5th February 2019, 15:38
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
An afternoon seawatch from Porto Petro produced...

An afternoon seawatch from Porto Petro produced over 350 Balearic shearwaters but only two very distant larger shearwaters, probably Scopoli’s.
Also 3 Gannet and one Sandwich tern which is extremely...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 4th February 2019, 17:06
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Anyone any idea what the prey maybe? Whatever it...

Anyone any idea what the prey maybe?
Whatever it was, the Gull swallowed it in one.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 4th February 2019, 16:47
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Larry, I have nothing much to add to Mike’s...

Hi Larry, I have nothing much to add to Mike’s comments.
I agree it’s far better to park outside, the car park is very rough and can damage your car easily.
It’s at least 30 mins strolling time as I...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 3rd February 2019, 23:09
Replies: 201
Views: 10,758
Posted By Mike Montier
View from the new hide at Albufereta. Several...

View from the new hide at Albufereta. Several scrapes have been created and the small islands will provide space from nesting birds.
Itís looking good already and will no doubt mature into one of...
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