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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Yesterday, 16:48
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Posted By Mike Montier
No news today, very high winds. I walked along...

No news today, very high winds.
I walked along the sea-front from Palma to Cala Gamba and back, hoping to see an Oystercatcher, Red-breasted merganser or Razorbill, all of which I still need for the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Yesterday, 16:44
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Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Clive, good to hear from you. It would be nice...

Hi Clive, good to hear from you. It would be nice to meet and have a catch-up.
I need help with my new camera!
Hope to see you soon, Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Yesterday, 08:01
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Posted By Mike Montier
Just one small group, the total number was...

Just one small group, the total number was staggering.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 12th December 2019, 19:15
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Posted By Mike Montier
It was great sharing some of those times with you...

It was great sharing some of those times with you David.
The Starling roost at Albufera tonight was staggering.
Son Real was good too with Hawfinch, many Crossbills and a possible Siskin, I only have...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 10th December 2019, 15:39
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Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks Bob for posting, great photos as...

Thanks Bob for posting, great photos as always.
Some nice evocative birding moments for you, Mallorca can be spectacular as you already know.
Seasons greetings to you too Bob, hopefully we will meet...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 10th December 2019, 15:33
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Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Stew I made some enquiries yesterday by...

Hi Stew
I made some enquiries yesterday by coincidence.
I will hopefully have an answer soon and will post any news I get here.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 8th December 2019, 20:39
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Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Martin. I did think about you as I smacked yet...

Hi Martin. I did think about you as I smacked yet another blood-filled little monster off my exposed hands and face.
Some German visitors were complaining about them too and poor David looked worse...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 8th December 2019, 14:20
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Posted By Mike Montier
Just a note about yesterday. The mosquitoes at...

Just a note about yesterday. The mosquitoes at the salt pans yesterday were voracious and every exposed bit of me is covered in very itchy bites. I think David got ravaged too.
Another beautiful day...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 7th December 2019, 20:58
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Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks Kevin, it was a very enjoyable and fun day...

Thanks Kevin, it was a very enjoyable and fun day with good birds and lots of laughs, as always.
On the way home I drove down the approach road to the lighthouse at Cap de Ses Salines and there I saw...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 6th December 2019, 14:14
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Posted By Mike Montier
Nice one David. A group walk this morning was...

Nice one David.
A group walk this morning was very pleasant now that the warm weather has returned, 21 degrees today.
A Mistle Thrush started the day well followed by three Red Kite and three Booted...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 5th December 2019, 16:47
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Posted By Mike Montier
A Yellowhammer has been seen and photographed at...

A Yellowhammer has been seen and photographed at Lluc, a very scarce bird indeed here in Mallorca.
Maties also reported a Rock Pipit from La Gola, even rarer!
Quite a lot of action for December....
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 5th December 2019, 16:26
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Posted By Mike Montier
Another afternoon seawatch in the south-east...

Another afternoon seawatch in the south-east produced very little. Three distant Gannet had me scrutinising them more than normal.
A handful of Balearic shearwaters were also far out to sea but a...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 2nd December 2019, 18:48
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Posted By Mike Montier
Despite the wind and rain I had a seawatch this...

Despite the wind and rain I had a seawatch this afternoon.
I immediately saw 11 Balearic shearwaters and soon after, a group of 6 Scopoli’s shearwaters feeding quite close in.
For the next two hours...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 2nd December 2019, 12:40
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
Thank you Cristina for all you have done for us...

Thank you Cristina for all you have done for us birders this year.
I know all visitors and residents agree that La Gola is a superb reserve and some great birds have been seen there over the years.
I...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 1st December 2019, 15:59
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
After all this dashing around the Island, Jane...

After all this dashing around the Island, Jane asked for a quiet stroll around our local park of Mondragó.
After only a few paces I was delighted to pick up a Goldcrest on call. I thought I had lost...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 30th November 2019, 17:19
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Posted By Mike Montier
A great day today with Geordie Dave. Beginning at...

A great day today with Geordie Dave. Beginning at the depuradora, Albufera, David spotting a splendid adult male Hen Harrier after only a few minutes. There could be no better way to start the day as...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 30th November 2019, 17:05
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
Excellent work Stew and thanks for posting. I...

Excellent work Stew and thanks for posting.
I know many readers and visitors are keen to learn more and I’m sure our collective knowledge will grow over the coming years.
Thank you for collating all...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 29th November 2019, 22:06
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
Also Maties found a Yellow-browed Warbler from Sa...

Also Maties found a Yellow-browed Warbler from Sa Roca hide, Albufera.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 29th November 2019, 22:05
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
With all the recent sightings of Boobies in the...

With all the recent sightings of Boobies in the UK and Spain, I was half expecting one to turn up in the waters around Mallorca.
Sure enough, Juanjo saw and photographed a boobie species off the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 28th November 2019, 18:36
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
I spent three hours at Randa this morning. There...

I spent three hours at Randa this morning. There are at least two, maybe three, Ring ouzels flying around the cisterna but they didn’t appear on the football pitch sadly, I would have liked some...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 26th November 2019, 22:26
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
Haha Stew, I love those bird bloopers, Collared...

Haha Stew, I love those bird bloopers, Collared doves calling in a Victorian period dramas, Swift’s screaming past in mid-winter and many more.
I haven’t seen the programme and we can’t get iplayer...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 26th November 2019, 18:33
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
Just back after three weeks in the UK. No birding...

Just back after three weeks in the UK. No birding there sadly but lots going on here to keep me busy.
Woodcock again being seen, quite a few Goldcrest around which are normally scarce, hopefully...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 23rd November 2019, 11:16
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
A couple more Snow finch have been seen, no doubt...

A couple more Snow finch have been seen, no doubt they came in with the recent cold weather front.
They are always on the highest peaks unless you get a lucky sighting lower down when they first...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 16th November 2019, 22:33
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Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
Ah those wretched Great Bitterns Mike! I have...

Ah those wretched Great Bitterns Mike! I have never seen one but there are very occasional sightings and I believe the last winter census revealed one just individual in flight.
They were very lucky...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 15th November 2019, 22:39
Replies: 1,278
Views: 86,990
Posted By Mike Montier
Yes, I believe they are Mike. Very big ones...

Yes, I believe they are Mike.
Very big ones too!
Mike
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