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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 1st July 2019, 10:06
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Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Hi Simon Hope this is visible to you! The...

Hi Simon

Hope this is visible to you!

The Rollers are still around the old football pitch as advertised, but my map shows an area south of El Hondo just north of La Marina which you can access from...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 29th June 2019, 13:16
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Some details for birders seeking Trumpeter Finch...

Some details for birders seeking Trumpeter Finch in Alicante province!

These birds are notoriously elusive in this area, but they are around. In early spring, a wanderer was seen and photographed...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 29th June 2019, 10:32
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Sorry for the delay in replying Bill, hope I'm...

Sorry for the delay in replying Bill, hope I'm not too late!

Looking at Google maps, it is quite some distance from Baza, it is between Alhama de Murcia and Cartagena off the main RM23 road. If you...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 10:15
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Just a heads up for people doing research on the...

Just a heads up for people doing research on the area - it has been reported elsewhere that the Guadalentin Valley site is no longer worth visiting due to the increased amount of agricultural...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 11th November 2018, 10:49
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Yes Karl, you park within sight of the viewing...

Yes Karl, you park within sight of the viewing platforms, the area is quiet on weekdays (apart from all the Tonn-watchers!). It's off the beaten track from where the car thieves operate, you'd be...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 5th November 2018, 13:28
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Tonn most certainly is back - here's my...

Tonn most certainly is back - here's my long-distance shot (against the light) on 1st November. The transmitter on his back is clearly visible.

It's fairly easy to connect with him as he seems to...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 16th October 2018, 09:13
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
A very nice surprise yesterday on the main pool...

A very nice surprise yesterday on the main pool in the Clot de Galvany in the shape of both a male and female Ferruginous Ducks!

Swallows are still migrating through on a daily basis, there were...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 29th September 2018, 09:00
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Out for a month or so, first visit to the Clot de...

Out for a month or so, first visit to the Clot de Galvany produced some good birds. Of interest, a Wryneck is back at the "dry hide", this is the third year in a row I have seen this species at this...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 31st May 2018, 09:33
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Went to the Rufous Bush Robin site yesterday,...

Went to the Rufous Bush Robin site yesterday, still no sign of them.

Last year was a poor one for these birds, I don't think they bred there in 2017. Looking back over my records for the last 7...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st May 2018, 06:39
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Oh for crying out loud, of course it is! <slinks...

Oh for crying out loud, of course it is!

<slinks off with red face>
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st May 2018, 06:29
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Oddity from Keith, Morayshire

I've been sent this photo by someone who thinks I'm a bit of a bird expert. I'd like to maintain that illusion if possible, but unlike her previous requests I'm a bit stumped on this one.

My only...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Tuesday 13th February 2018, 09:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,228
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Yes I did, but it left my wallet a couple of...

Yes I did, but it left my wallet a couple of hundred quids lighter...:eek!:

On the upside, Sigma also gave it a good clean and calibration, and it's giving even better results than before. Not that...
Forum: Scotland Monday 25th December 2017, 19:28
Replies: 1,805
Views: 398,690
Posted By Mark Etheridge
LTTs should be fairly easy in your area, nip...

LTTs should be fairly easy in your area, nip along to the gardens at Castle Fraser and look out for mixed flocks of small birds foraging in the trees during cold weather - LTT should be amongst...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 3rd December 2017, 20:46
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
If you're after Golden Plover in winter, the best...

If you're after Golden Plover in winter, the best place to look for them is to go north of Gran Alacant on the N332, pass through the tunnel at El Altet and straight on past the airport junction, the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 2nd December 2017, 12:32
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
If they start to cut down the overgrown scrape...

If they start to cut down the overgrown scrape area while you are there Brian, it will definitely be worth watching, last year it became a magnet for all sorts of interesting birds when it was...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 28th November 2017, 09:36
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Subalpine Warbler is fairly regular though not...

Subalpine Warbler is fairly regular though not common in the Clot. I have seen most in the Autumn, usually juveniles, but last spring I had adult birds present, particularly in the area around the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 29th September 2017, 13:56
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
You can also access two further hides at Hondo...

You can also access two further hides at Hondo reception area by going round the boardwalk, turn sharp left at the end and walk along the track for about 200m, a small one on your left and a better...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Tuesday 26th September 2017, 15:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,228
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Sigma 150-600 Sports

The previous thread for this lens appears to be closed, so I'll start a new thread for it.

I have continued to be delighted with the performance of my Siggy Sports, now married to a Nikon D500, but...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 26th September 2017, 15:23
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
I was supposed to be in Gran Alacant for the next...

I was supposed to be in Gran Alacant for the next six weeks, but unfortunately builder problems (!) means our house still isn't ready.

Had a 4 day visit over last weekend, little time for birding...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 21st July 2017, 13:21
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
I should be there from mid-September to the end...

I should be there from mid-September to the end of October! :t:
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 13th June 2017, 20:52
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Some great shots there, Paul! A slightly...

Some great shots there, Paul!

A slightly worrying development for those who know the area - the Rufous Bush Robins have failed to show up in one of their regular haunts at Carabassi Woods near Gran...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 4th June 2017, 19:39
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Mid to late September would be better, October...

Mid to late September would be better, October would be best! You should get large numbers of Bee-eaters gathering before migration, and usually one or more of the overwintering Great Spotted Eagles...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 30th May 2017, 20:24
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Well Paul you need to stay in your car, which is...

Well Paul you need to stay in your car, which is what I did today and got these!
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 26th May 2017, 09:01
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Try this map Simon. Find the CV853 northwards...

Try this map Simon. Find the CV853 northwards from La Marina village to Elche, go under the N332 and about 1.5Km further on, take the left turn on a sharp right-hand bend. Follow the road shown on...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 25th May 2017, 18:27
Replies: 500
Views: 152,990
Posted By Mark Etheridge
Hi Paul, if you visit the monastery you are as...

Hi Paul, if you visit the monastery you are as certain as anything can be in this birding world to see them - which means they will probably have taken a day trip elsewhere! ;)

If they are not at...
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