I was joined by Mike Swiss today at the Son Real hide for what was to become an excellent days birding around the North of the island.
On the walk to the hide Mike had Wryneck calling. At the hide we had Hawfinch 2, Crossbill 4, Black redstart, Robin, Song thrush, Blackcap, Cetti’s warbler, Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Goldcrest and Great tit. On the walk back to the car park we had 4 Hoopoe and 2 more Goldcrest.
Next stop was S’albufera. The walk in produced 20+ Night heron. Then from the Sa Roca hide we had 7 Glossy ibis, Curlew, Spoonbill, Little egret, Grey heron, Purple gallinule and the usual array of ducks and waders. We couldn’t understand why everything kept taking flight until we we finally saw the culprit. A fine female Merlin. The only different species seen from Cibollar hides were 5 Spotted redshank.
From here we went to the tower at Albfereta and had 2 Great egrets, Greenshank and great views of Bluethroat. Moving on to the new hide we saw Green and Common sandpiper and 87 Greater flamingos.
Another great day in great company.
These are the days