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Old Tuesday 19th June 2018, 12:11   #701
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I have found this bug in my backyard in Palma!!!!
Is it an iguana?
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Old Tuesday 19th June 2018, 13:51   #702
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Crikey Pep, that’s an odd one. How did it get to Mallorca? It’s an iguana I think but there are some experts on this thread who will know more.
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Old Tuesday 19th June 2018, 16:28   #703
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Thanks for checking up the gull. Perhaps the English name is from an earlier era. Not good enough sighting too book it.

Afternoon today a walk through northern part of Son Real from Son Baulo. Coots, moorhen, collared dove by the pond. Audouins gull, a handful, by the beach. Kentish by the path downwards. One or two Balearic warblers singing very shortly in the shrub before necropoli where there were Audouins and Stonechats.

Took path 4 clockwise back to the car. Not so much there. A juv Woodchat shrike, some Sardinian warblers, a few Mediterranean flycatchers is worth mentioning. /Johan

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It doesn't look quite right to me for an iguana [just seen pics of a Green Iguana, which looks quite similar] but it's probably someone's escaped pet?
Perhaps you should inform the invasive organism researchers (e.g. The Balearic Islands Fauna Recovery Consortium (COFIB))? See:

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Family trip Alcudia-Soller-Cuber-Alcudia today. In Soller a strange singing blackcap? Had Finch like jupp jupp in the song. I'll see if I can share a recording later. Just N of Soller at approx 13:30 a dark blackish raptor, short view. Disappeared before I could spot it with binos. Medium to large, quite flat wings, hands a bit down and backwards. Inner hand paler window. Perhaps a black kite but I think I should have seen its brown tone.

Crag martins at the first tunnel towards Cuber. At Cuber singing Nightingales, Chaffinch, Serin, Med. flyc. Then a Spectacled w singing just SE of dam, another to the E.

A Raven in N, then a Black vulture, one more vulture. At least 5 Black v, some passed us when they went S. Also with the vultures when they were really high up one or two raptors that gave a pale impression. A bit smaller than the vultures, like a oversized Goosehawk. Left for another day. Binos was lent out and the birds were gone. /Johan

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