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Old Yesterday, 13:40   #251
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Thanks Cristina. A nice list there and a stunning male Blue Rock thrush. Lovely.
Hope you are all keeping well.
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Old Yesterday, 16:44   #252
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Full list from here so far:

1. Cattle Egret
2. Yellow-legged Gull
3. Booted Eagle
4. Red Kite
5. Peregrine Falcon
6. Common Kestrel
7. Red-legged Partridge
8. Stone Curlew (heard only)
9. Scops Owl (heard only)
10. Wryneck
11. Crag Martin
12. Swallow
13. House Martin
14. Sardinian Warbler
15. Blackcap
16. Chiffchaff
17. Great Tit
18. Chaffinch
19. Greenfinch
20. Goldfinch
21. Serin
22. Black Redstart
23. Robin
24. Blackbird
25. Song Thrush
26. Linnet
27. Blue Rock Thrush
28. Cirl Bunting
29. Hoopoe
30. Woodpigeon
31. Collared Dove
32. Stonechat
33. House Sparrow

Very excited to see what the next couple of weeks of migration bring to the garden!
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Old Yesterday, 19:20   #253
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A very frustrating day with lots of raptors moving through to the north from Sant Salvador which I can see with my telescope.
Marsh harriers began the proceedings and I saw quite a few local birds too, Kestrel, Peregrine, Red Kite and Booted Eagle.
There then followed a long lull with clear blue skies and no birds.
When I resumed later, I saw three beautiful Alpine Swift and then the raptors came. I saw groups of them circling over the monastery and moving off north. Most of the birds I could identify were Booted eagles but a number of them were too distant. A possible Bonelli’s Eagle and a larger eagle species too.
Then came the House Martins followed by Barn Swallows.
Just when I was about to pack up, a nearby Blackbird sang. It was definitely the best thing I experienced all day.
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Old Yesterday, 19:21   #254
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Thanks for your list timsg80, very impressive.
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Thanks for your list timsg80, very impressive.
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Thanks Mike, I would love to see some of your Alpine Swifts or Marsh Harriers!

Highlight of the quarantine so far today, this beast, one of two circling over the garden:
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Thanks timsg80.
I would happily swap a couple of the Alpine Swift for two of those monsters.
Nice photo, they must have been quite low?
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Confinement

After 2 weeks of confinement at home, and coordinating with other 21 birders trying to control the migration, these are my numbers from home (I see a very little slice of sky on the west of Palma):
1 Cattle Egret
2 Yellow-legged Gull
3 Black vulture
4 Booted Eagle
5 Red Kite
6 Buzzard
7 Peregrine Falcon
8 Common Kestrel
9 Marsh Harrier
10 Swallow
11 House Martin
12 Crag Martin
13 Swift
14 Sardinian Warbler
15 Blackcap
16 Great Tit
17 Greenfinch
18 Goldfinch
19 Blackbird
20 Spoonbill (17)
21 Raven
22 Hoopoe
23 Wood Pigeon
24 Stonechat
25 House Sparrow
26 Ringed turtle dove
27 Pigeon

The more interesting sighting was the 17 spoonbills and the black vultures, who these days without people are overflying Palma.
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