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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Today, 12:09
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Posted By Mike Montier
At the Cap early this morning I don’t ever...

At the Cap early this morning I don’t ever remember seeing so many birds in the air at the same time before.
There were groups of Starling, Goldfinch, Linnet, Swallows, House Martins, Wood pigeons,...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Yesterday, 21:16
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Posted By Mike Montier
When I was at Porto Colom there was a falconer...

When I was at Porto Colom there was a falconer training a Harris hawk. The owner told me he had lost four birds here in Mallorca and his friends had also lost birds. One was found electrocuted but...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Yesterday, 17:44
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Posted By Mike Montier
Two Yellow-browed warblers seen by Maties at...

Two Yellow-browed warblers seen by Maties at Albufera. Also a Merlín at Albufereta.
I went to Porto Colom to look for Yellow-browed warblers and as soon as I stepped out of the car, one was calling....
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Yesterday, 16:25
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Posted By Mike Montier
Hi JeffMoh. I don’t know of any specific boat...

Hi JeffMoh. I don’t know of any specific boat trips for birders but there still maybe a few outings being offered. You will be able to see both species of Shearwaters from Formentor if not.
The east...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 18th October 2018, 13:53
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Posted By Mike Montier
An excellent record Cristina, thanks for posting....

An excellent record Cristina, thanks for posting. I hope some photos follow. Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 17th October 2018, 18:23
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Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Lancsbirder. Good idea, I have noted the winds...

Hi Lancsbirder. Good idea, I have noted the winds which look terrific.
Porto Colom was very productive last year so I’m heading there.
I will also be at the Cap at the weekend, probably both Saturday...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 17th October 2018, 11:48
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Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks for the reminder about Yellow-browed...

Thanks for the reminder about Yellow-browed warblers Cristina.
Last year was very good for this species and I managed to catch up with a couple of them locally.
Thanks for the list too, La Gola is...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 16th October 2018, 20:41
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Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks Steve. Important photos because I was...

Thanks Steve. Important photos because I was wondering if some Rock sparrows get overlooked in Mallorca. There were some House sparrows in with this flock thus giving a good side-by-side...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th October 2018, 20:11
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Posted By Mike Montier
Another one for Osprey

Another one for Osprey
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 14th October 2018, 20:56
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Posted By Mike Montier
156 Booted eagles was the total for the long...

156 Booted eagles was the total for the long weekend at the Cap.
All birds flew to the south very high.
Thanks Lalo et al for the information.
I will be there next weekend.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 14th October 2018, 08:02
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Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks Steve as usual for your photos. It keeps...

Thanks Steve as usual for your photos. It keeps us all going during lean times.
I particularly liked the Spotted redshank and Ruff together, a nice comparison.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 14th October 2018, 07:57
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Posted By Mike Montier
A Short-eared owl at the Cap just now, quite a...

A Short-eared owl at the Cap just now, quite a rare bird here in Mallorca.
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 13th October 2018, 19:50
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Posted By Mike Montier
Booted eagles continue to be the most numerous...

Booted eagles continue to be the most numerous migrant raptor yet again. Before last year, I hardly ever saw any entering or leaving Mallorca.
Last year there were record numbers and this year looks...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 12th October 2018, 20:19
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Posted By Mike Montier
Great report as always Stewart and a nice...

Great report as always Stewart and a nice reminder of our day out.
Mike
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 12th October 2018, 08:10
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Posted By Mike Montier
Lots of memories on here, the Brill White-tailed...

Lots of memories on here, the Brill White-tailed sea eagle followed by the Cuckmere Haven Little crake, Little egret at Tilbury docks. Not sure about others, I’m away and don’t have my notebooks...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 11th October 2018, 21:21
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Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks both of you for the recommendations for...

Thanks both of you for the recommendations for birding locally. I will certainly get to at least one of them and I will let you know.
The UK was at its very best yesterday with a walk down the river...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 11th October 2018, 15:54
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Posted By Mike Montier
Ps beckcottagebirder, we are staying in Mirfield...

Ps beckcottagebirder, we are staying in Mirfield near Leeds. Any ideas for birding locally? I have transport. Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 11th October 2018, 09:18
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Posted By Mike Montier
The Island is slowly recovering. Many people are...

The Island is slowly recovering. Many people are out sweeping mud and debris including none other than Rafa Nadal. He was photographed complete with wellies and shovel getting stuck in. What a...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 10th October 2018, 20:37
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Posted By Mike Montier
46 Booted eagles seen by Javi leaving Mallorca...

46 Booted eagles seen by Javi leaving Mallorca for Africa today, an excellent number.
They circle around the Cap de Ses Salines gaining height all the time before heading off south at tremendous...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 10th October 2018, 16:51
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Posted By Mike Montier
My thoughts are with all those families back home...

My thoughts are with all those families back home who have been affected by the severe flooding. Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 6th October 2018, 16:41
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Posted By Mike Montier
Thanks to Lalo I got the totals for today at the...

Thanks to Lalo I got the totals for today at the Cap de Ses Salines.
Eleonora’s Falcon: 13
Common Kestrel: 20
Honey Buzzard: 1
Booted Eagle: 34
Marsh Harrier: 4
Hobby: 1
Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 5th October 2018, 14:40
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Posted By Mike Montier
Jaja, there are lots of Mikes, not me though, I’m...

Jaja, there are lots of Mikes, not me though, I’m in the UK. Mike M.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 5th October 2018, 07:31
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Views: 77,293
Posted By Mike Montier
Let’s see if we can help you get those couple of...

Let’s see if we can help you get those couple of lifers. Mike
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 4th October 2018, 18:37
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Posted By Mike Montier
Hi Christian. Mortitx is the best place for...

Hi Christian. Mortitx is the best place for seeing Bonelli’s eagles. They are seen on nearly every visit.
Balearic shearwaters are just arriving back in the waters around Mallorca. The east coast is...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 17:33
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Views: 77,293
Posted By Mike Montier
I have been reading the two very comprehensive...

I have been reading the two very comprehensive papers posted by Patrick, and they are fascinating. They do contain a lot of long words though.
The second article about Montagu’s harriers is equally...
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