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  1. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Nice rareties arrived in the shape of Common Rosefinch in NE, Lesser Grey Shrike in Thun and Rosy Starling in BE.
  2. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    Thanks Mike (and Jane). Great fun as usual. I counted some 30 species seen or heard including at least 12 Common Kestrel and 2 Lesser Kestrels, Marsh Harriers, 5 Red Kites, Quails calling all over the place, Greater Short toed and Thekla Larks, Corn Bunting, Stone Curlews, Hoopoes ,Little...
  3. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Short toed Lark at Thun Lesser Great Grey Shrike at Thun Squacco Heron at Fanel Common Loon at Yvonand
  4. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    I think Booted Eagle Stew
  5. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Black Vulture still around Leuk
  6. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    A cold, blowing morning after the rain storm last night. Perfect weather for a walk around Son Real. As we left the Port, an Osprey was seen fishing over the sea. Son Real was quite busy with visitors including some interesting birders from Germany and from Scotland (Ian and his lovely wife). A...
  7. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    An excellent day out with Phil A. Started at the White Plains, hoping for the arrivals of Red Footed Falcons. Sadly no signs, however the harvesting of the cereals attracted several Red Kites, Marsh Harriers, Common Kestrels and at least one Lesser Kestrel. Driving along the lanes several Corn...
  8. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    And more… Black Vulture in Wallis Little Tern in Vaud Spoonbill in Bern Switzerland has good biodiversity
  9. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    At 19.00 the temperature dropped a few degrees, so decided to walk along Can Curasso road. This morning the Nightingales and Hoopoes were calling, tonight Fan tailed, Sardinian and Cettis warblers were calling. So many Goldfinches and Greenfinches, as well as many Stonechats. Several Black...
  10. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    An early morning walk around the fields near the Caves of Campanet. This area is really enjoyable with its mountainous background, fincas and fruit / Olive trees. Easy walk. Still relatively quiet for birds. Most numerous were Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Serins, and Sardinian Warblers. A few...
  11. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    Had a mid morning stroll along Bocquer Valley. As expected, many walkers on a sunny, hot Sunday. Bird life was quiet. 4 Blue Rock Thrushes, Many Sardinian Warblers, Blackcaps, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, and Chaffinches. Also saw 2 Spotted/ Mediterranean Flycatchers. A few Common Swifts flew...
  12. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    Pep made an interesting remark on my Spotted Flycatcher…was it a Mediterranean Flycatcher? Sorry the photo I took was not that great. I find it hard to differentiate..Any hints? Med. Flycatcher Spotted Flycatcher
  13. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Several Interesting birds have turned up in Switzerland: Artic Tern Whiskered Tern Red Phalarope Griffon Vulture Short Toed Eagle More information on Ornitho.ch
  14. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    A change of Strategy to avoid the heat and find birds…up early and leave by 9.00…zzzzz Straight to S’Amarador followed by the Depurador. Few Swifts and Barn Swallows flying around. Good to see around 12 Elanores Falcons flying over the S’ Albufera. About 10 Marsh Harriers and 4 Kestrels also...
  15. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    Hi Alf, I wish the birds were still there. A few years ago the birds were nesting in the Old Park Hotel, but the new owners bricked up the areas and since that time less and less Scops owls reported. Geordie Dave managed to see one or two in Gotmar a few years ago but I am not that sure they...
  16. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    Thanks La Gola(Christina?). I arrived later but no sign or sound of the bird…Sigh. Water levels quite low and number of birds also. Little Egret, Barn Swallows, Swifts, House Martins, Sardinian Warblers, Blackcaps, Goldfinches, Serins, Collard Doves, Wood Pigeon, etc. Then decided to visit...
  17. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    Interesting article on decline of moths in forests..Martin, any thoughts? Moths
  18. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Interesting article about decline of moths in forests Any thoughts? Moths decline
  19. Mcnswiss2

    Mallorca 2022

    Just returned to Mallorca. High temperature today as well as stuff to do restricted birding activities. A quick evening visit to S’ Albuferata to get in the mood. Very quiet…A few Swifts, Yellow legged and Audouins Gulls flying overhead; Serins and Goldfinches in the trees; Sardinian Warblers...
  20. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    The latest report on Acceptable Rareties Rareties Among the reports accepted during that meeting are the 1st record of Bonelli's Eagle in category A, the 1strecord of Greater Spotted Eagle “fulvescens", the 2nd record of Purple Gallinule in category C, the 14th record of Spectacled Warbler...
  21. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Artic Terns and Spoonbill seen in Vaud.
  22. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Interesting that Common Loon reported in Yverdon..Quite unusual??
  23. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    Egyptian Vulture turns up in Freiberg
  24. Mcnswiss2

    Switzerland 2022…and all that Jazz!

    More goodies arriving as I am leaving Switzerland for a short time. Birds reported included: Red Knot Audouins Gull Ortolan Bunting Red footed Falcon My good friend Mike sent me his Bee Eater photo from Kaiserstuhl. Just incase you forgot about them!
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