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    Mallorca 2017

    S'Aracco Walked towards Puig Basset. Saw a crossbill and a long eared owl, as well as loads of goldfinches!
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    Mallorca 2017

    Thank you very much. Fantastic help
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    Mallorca 2017

    Anyone spotting in the Port dAndratx/ Soller area please?
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    Mallorca 2015

    Thanks Maties. And Mike! Disappointing but facts are facts! I will return! And next time get up to the north and see the moustached warbler. It's a great island to visit and such a lot to see. Lucky you: autumn is here in the UK - 11 degrees and cloudy. Only another five months till spring!
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    Mallorca 2015

    Hi Mike, many thanks. That's great: I'll record it as a probable moustached warbler. I am sure that it was one or the other and my book suggested that the sedges were less likely unless on migration
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    Mallorca 2015

    Hi experts. I was near Port d'Andraixt on the 29 September, walking up the path towards the Coll des Vent. In some low bushes I watched a bird which i had not seen before. When I returned to my book to identify it I realised that it could have been either a sedge warbler or a moustached warbler...
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    Mallorca 2015

    A quick post on the birds I saw on my tiny outings w/b 7 June. Raven, siskin, spotted flycatchers, sardinian warbler, hoopoe, blue rockthrush, stonechat, redlegged partridge. Plus a pair of probable crossbills (on the path up from Port d'Anratx to the hills), and in the Val de Boquer something...
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    Mallorca 2015

    Many thanks Mike
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    Mallorca 2015

    Many thanks Mike. Shame about the falcons but perhaps I will be lucky. We will have a car so can get around a bit. We will certainly go up to Pollenca and should be able to take in s'Albufera - which I think is the main marsh birding area. I imagine that the vultures and eagles are best seen in...
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    Mallorca 2015

    May I please seek the help of this thread. I am spending a week based in Port Andraxt from 6 June and would like to do some birding along with some snoozing. I am not familiar with good sites - where would you advise a novice to begin? I would love to see more raptors esp the red footed falcons...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Is this thread still of interest? I enjoyed reading about the birds as I live away in Bristol. Yesterday at Pentire saw two rock pipits, twelve oystercatchers, four swallows, a fulmar, two gannets, a whitethroat and herring gulls.
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    Birding in Serrania de Ronda/Sierra de Grazalema

    Can I add my list from a short (five hour) visit on the 10th June? We saw: griffin vulture and chick at nest, short toed eagle, booted eagle, alpine swift, common swift, barn swallow, goldfinch, linnet, subalpine warbler, rock sparrow, rock bunting, blue rockthrush, chough, mistle thrush, black...
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    Quinta do Lago

    Yes I was really chuffed with what I saw. The vegetation is pretty high, but you can still see over from the path in places - I guess it is over six feet but only five or so above the level of the path in several places. The hide is useful of course.
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    Quinta do Lago

    Just to let anyone interested know, I did get to Cape St Vincent, met Simon and with his help and others saw gannets, balearic and Cory's shearwaters, pomerine skua, sandwich terns and a med gull). Worth the trip - too cloudy to see raptors sadly. Back at Quinta do Lago saw spoonbill, egrets...
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    Quinta do Lago

    Thanks Simon. Will try to make it to Sagres then!
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    Quinta do Lago

    Thank you all for these ideas - really grateful. We do have transport and might go west but perhaps not as far as Sagres. I have looked at the very useful aves de portugal guide (thanks Pedro and Mick) and fancy the Fonte da Benemola. I am sure that someone has been - would you recommend it this...
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    Quinta do Lago

    I am going to Quinta at the end of the month. Does anyone have advice as to where to go and what birds I might see? I know that there are lagoon and estuary sites and would like also to get into the hills above Loule. Any help most welcome - thanks.
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    Pipit?

    Thanks guys, a rock pipit by a 2 to 1 decision! I think so too because of the beak colour - but it was much brighter elsewhere than the rockers I see in Cornwall.
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    Pipit?

    Thanks Phil. My mate said that it was around some rock pipits; but lighter. I agree re the super. What would be the difference with a tree pipit - or is that a daft thought?
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    Pipit?

    A friend of mine took this picture at Buddleigh Salterton (Devon,UK). Can anyone please tell us what the bird is? We are not suggesting that it is rare! Thanks Forum
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Thanks Derek - I am pretty sure that the first terns I saw were sandwich, diving in from about 20 - 25 feet. There were some others yesterday in the estuary and these seemed to dip in from a lower height so possibly these were common terns. And thanks for the steer re the auks - that's what I...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    A couple of spots and a question. Camel estuary yesterday and today there were about six terns. I think Sandwich from the height that they were diving. Anyone else see them? Also a juvenile gull, either med or common, seen off Pentire Glaze. Clear black band on tail and mottled wings. Did not...
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    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Rumps today and Daymer Just to add for today (foggy!) two puffins, about 30 gannets, cormorant and shags, rock pipit, stonechat, linnets. On Sunday meadow pipits at Bray Hill with a pair of mistle thrushes and a sand martin.
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    Birding in Serrania de Ronda/Sierra de Grazalema

    Oli, I don't have photos sadly. What a place though! To see the eagles just sail up and around....As for the Olivaceous, it was another lbj until I saw the white edges to the tail, which was bobbing up and down - just like it says in the book! The melodious too - first thought was what's a...
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    Birding in Serrania de Ronda/Sierra de Grazalema

    Trip report I got back from Benaojan yesterday. What a super birding area it is - and also would be great for walking in the Spring and Autumn. This list is not the longest, but as a fairly inexpert birder I was very pleased indeed. I saw: oliviaceous warbler; melodious warbler; grey wagtail...
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