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Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 20:04   #376
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The message says Cami den Pep. I’m not sure if that’s the official name but I will look into it.

I haven’t seen any Spotless Starlings at Can Cullerassa this year. I know some have been seen near the airport where there is a breeding population.
Again, if anyone has any news on these questions, could they please help us out?
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Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 20:23   #377
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Hi Chris. No reports today but that doesn’t mean much as I think nearly every birder here has been to see it and it is therefore unlikely to be reported.
I will ask around and post here.
I waited six hours at Grove Ferry for my one and only Baillon’s. It showed eventually but the views were poor.
The Albufera one tends to be under the far hide to the right of Sa Roca. Viewing is very restricted but it (and a Spotted Crake) do show eventually.
I hope it’s still around for you.
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Thanks very much Mike ...think a long stint ( no pun intended) in the Sa Roca on Tuesday beckons!
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Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 21:08   #378
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Has anyone got any uptodate news on the spotless starlings at Can Curassa. Been there twice this week, but no sign anywhere. Heard barn owl from our villa near Pollenca tonight.
Hi, This afternoon it was 6 or 7 spotless starlings there in Can Cullerassa, just over the wires.
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Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 21:12   #379
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Hi, yes the savis is at Cami den Pep, that is the opposite side of Sa Roca, from Amarador to Ses Puntes.
Normally they are reeling only at sunset and sunshine, almost night.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 04:06   #380
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Not seen them either yet Mike.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 06:36   #381
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 06:41   #382
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Thank you Pep, really helpful.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 10:02   #383
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A Red-throated pipit in Son Servera, found by Pere V.
Just had a Hobby over the apartment here in Porto Petro and a Willow Warbler in the garden which is a “first” for my garden list.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 13:14   #384
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Dropping the family at Alcudia tomorrow and heading to Albufera for a couple of hours. Wohoo!!

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Arrived in Pto Pollensa - good to be back. single Bee Eater over apartment as we arrived.

Think Ill try first thing tmrw for the Baillon's Crake ( mainly as I assume, working out directions, in evening you are looking into the sun?)

Does anyone know of any Scops Owls around Pto Pollensa please ?

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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 18:20   #386
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Could you let me know how you get on with the crake and owl. I arrive tomorrow , staying at a villa a couple of miles west of Polenca.
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Saw some bats hunting over a channel. Does anyone know if you get Daubentons in Majorca? Earlier red kite over and hoopoe flying through the hotel grounds.
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Old Monday 15th April 2019, 19:40   #388
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many thanks for the spotless starling update - will try again this week.
Boquer valley this evening produced 5 redstart and 2 pied flycatcher, plus peregrine and blue rock thrush. Also, short-toed lark at Son Bosc entrance road this afternoon. Son Real - plenty of woodchat shrikes and crossbill but little else.
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Saw some bats hunting over a channel. Does anyone know if you get Daubentons in Majorca? Earlier red kite over and hoopoe flying through the hotel grounds.
As far as I am aware, there are no Daubenton's in the Balearic islands.

Here's a list of the bats recorded in s'Albufera (as of 2008):

Familia Vespertilionidae
Murciélago ratonero grande Myotis myotis
Murciélago ratonero gris Myotis nattereri/escalerae
Murciélago ratonero patudo Myotis capaccini
Murciélago enano Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Murciélago de Cabrera Pipistrellus pygmaeus
Murciélago de Nathusius Pipistrellus nathusii
Murciélago de borde claro Pipistrellus kuhlii
Murciélago montañero Hypsugo savii
Nóctulo pequeño Nyctalus leisleri
Murciélago hortelano Eptesicus serotinus
Barbastela Barbastella barbastellus
Orejudo gris Plecotus austriacus
Familia Molossidae
Murciélago rabudo Tadarida teniotis

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A trip to Söller this morning gave me my third lifer of the trip in the form of a Whiskered Tern fishing in the port.

Also in the port was a single Canada Goose, which my book has down as being rare. Is this still the case?

Back in Santa Ponsa I had a walk around the local wooded area which runs adjacent to a golf course. Added Cattle Egret and Linnet to the trip list.

Also at the golf course were 1, possibly 2 pairs of Woodchat Shrike. Lots more of the usual suspects too.

Back at the hotel a couple more Kestrel, a Red Kite and another large raptor which I thing was a Buzzard flying over, will have to wait till I'm back home to check the very poor photos!

Hopefully bump into some of you at Albufera tomorrow.

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Salbufera today,
Savi's Warbler, great views and hopefully good photos, thanks again Pep,
Tawny Pipit, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Reed Buntings Collared Pratincole, Whitethroat.
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Thanks for the bat info. Guess they were some kind of Pipestrelle. Flamingo from our room at Albufera this morn.
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Old Tuesday 16th April 2019, 08:05   #393
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A White stork is still at Casa Blanca.
Casa Blanca is on the Ma15 near the airport.
Lots of migration going on at the moment, Hobbies, Bee-eaters, Willow warblers and other Common passerines.
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Salbufera: 2 hours plus in the hide right of Sa Roca today peering out but no sign of any crakes - don't know if we didn't put in long enough or it has moved on?. Otherwise good selection of usual suspects kept me and Thomas from Germany entertained

On way back flocks of Bee Eaters moving over Can Curassa

Steve (SG) - good to meet you briefly - where was your Practincole please ?

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A trip to Söller this morning gave me my third lifer of the trip in the form of a Whiskered Tern fishing in the port.

Also in the port was a single Canada Goose, which my book has down as being rare. Is this still the case?
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Hello Nige,
The Whiskered Tern in Port de Sóller is a very good sighting!!
The Canada Goose escaped some years ago from a farm which is close to the main stream, so arrived at the port. I know the owner tried several times to trapp it but, as you have seen, without success.

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Bóquer Valley

Here you have some sightings from Charles Gunn in the Bóquer Valley:
-14th Black-eared Wheatear
Bee-eaters (20)

-Today (16th) Male Golden Oriole.

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Hello again!
here in la Gola the highlight is a Pied Flycatcher.
But also a handsome common redstart which is in the surroundings of the Bird Centre

This morning in the Albercutx Tower:
Booted Eagles
Marsh Harriers
Red Kites
Sparrowhawk
Egyptian Vulture
by the moment (thanks to the members of GORA for the info)

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Walked down to Albufera this morn. Great reed warbler and collared pratincole were new for us. Hello to the Port Vale fan if that is anyone from here. Nice to meet you. Tom (father of Leicester fan!)
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With regard to the Baillon’s Crake, I bumped into Juanjo over lunch. He suggested that the water levels have changed at Sa Roca and thus the feeding habits of the crakes will also have changed. It is therefore possible that they are still in the area, but their location maybe different. I hope they are still around and that someone relocates them.
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Good to meet you again Chris, and Thomas, the Pratincole was same place, as the Crakes still there when I called back lunch time.
That was me BA, the long suffering vale fan.
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