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Old Wednesday 6th November 2019, 21:19   #1201
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Sounds like you three are having too much fun without me, I would have loved to have been there with you on one of Mallorca’s finest walks, it’s stunning scenery.
I agree about the parking, it’s shocking that no solution is offered. Buying wine is the best thing to do but shouldn’t really be the answer. It’s not like you can walk to the site, cars are essential unfortunately.
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Old Thursday 7th November 2019, 13:46   #1202
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Hi, does anyone know if there are common crane at the salt pans at the moment
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Old Thursday 7th November 2019, 17:41   #1203
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Hi Dave
I visited the back of the salt pans near Sa Barrala just before I left but there was no sign of any Common Cranes.
The only ones seen this autumn as far as I know are the three that Mike and I had passing overhead at Porto Colom and one other sighting elsewhere.
It’s worth a go soon, they should be there in the near future.
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Old Thursday 7th November 2019, 20:18   #1204
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An early morning walk through Boquer Valley this morning when I had the place to myself. Blue Rock Thrush and Balearic warbler the star turns. A flick of around 40+ seeing and plenty of black redstarts also good to see. As I was leaving at 1pm several hundred starlings were gathering in the field below the finca. On to Can Cuarassa where I saw absolutely nothing. Final stop at Maristany, lots of black winged stilts and a group of stone curlew on the far side. We’ve had spectacular lightening tonight in Port de Pollença but thankfully all is now peaceful
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Old Thursday 7th November 2019, 20:20   #1205
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Last message should read flock of around 40+ serin !!
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Old Friday 8th November 2019, 16:43   #1206
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Airport run is always fun as chance to walk around Garden City (Cuidad Jardin).
Bird seen included 4 Turnstones, 3 Sandwich terns, Stonechats, Yellow legged and Blackheaded Gulls, Cormorants, Little Egrets and Cattle Egrets.

On return a quick visit to the New hide and Tower at Albuferata.
Birds seen included 80 Flamingoes, 4 Stone Curlews, 3 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Crag Martins.
Bluethroat seen at Tower.
Woodchat Shrike reported but did not reappear.

La Gola reported Goldcrest seen today.
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Old Friday 8th November 2019, 19:53   #1207
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Today there are 7 common cranes in the flats near the road, close to El Salobrar.
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Old Friday 8th November 2019, 20:41   #1208
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Great news Pep, I’m sure David will be pleased. Thanks.
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Old Friday 8th November 2019, 20:45   #1209
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Another pleasant day out with Geordie Dave. We started at the Depuradura which was very quiet bird wise. Birds seen includes Osprey , Red kite, Kingfisher, Crag Martin, White wagtail, Green and Common sandpipers, Ringed and Kentish plover, Glossy ibis as well as the usual waterfowl.
From here we moved on to S’albufera. Highlights here included Spoonbill, Glossy ibis 4, Ruff, Spotted redshank, Greenshank, Ferruginous duck as well as the usual.
Thanks for your company Dave. Have a safe journey home.
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Old Saturday 9th November 2019, 00:53   #1210
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Heading back to Newcastle today after a week that’s gone far too quickly. Been out with Kevin most days, great company as always. My thanks also to the two Mikes, Montier and Swiss, for the days out at Albufera and Mortix. Just shy of 100 species seen this week. The highlights probably the 4 hawfinches and groups of up to 6 crossbills at Son Real and the spoonbill and ferruginous duck at Albufera yesterday. It’s a year ago this week that the red flanked bluetail turned up at La Gola and with these winds we might be due another special bird. I’m back in 3 weeks time, if it can hold on until then.
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Old Saturday 9th November 2019, 08:26   #1211
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Thanks for all your posts David, glad you had a great time and saw some special birds.
Thanks also for your company and if any rarities appear, I will try to keep them nailed down until you get back.
Safe trip home.
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Old Saturday 9th November 2019, 21:15   #1212
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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.

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Old Sunday 10th November 2019, 15:35   #1213
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Just a few photos of an excellent week in Mallorca. Roll on the end of November when I'm back again
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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 19:29   #1214
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Wet and Windy up North

A quick visit between the wind gusts to Maristany as it was rumoured that Jack Snipe was seen recently.

Birds seen included Gadwall, Shoverlers, Shellducks, Little Grebe, Little Egret and Cattle Egrets, Black winged Stilts, Greenshank, Common Sandpipers, Kentish Plovers.
Many Crag Martins feeding in the rain.

Common snipe seen there recently but no sign of the Jack Snipe.

Hopefully weather turns better tomorrow
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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 20:02   #1215
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A cold and windy afternoon around s'Albufera and Albufereta today. The highlights were about 40 Flamingos and 5 Stone Curlews at Albufereta, and a Spoonbill, one Stone Curlew, 9 Glossy Ibises and two Greylag Geese (new for me in Mallorca!) at s'Albufera. Lots of water in the lagoons, so a much reduced shoreline for waders (only a Green Sandpiper, a Common Snipe and two Spotted Redshanks present besides the Lapwings and Stilts).
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Old Tuesday 12th November 2019, 17:07   #1216
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Son Real

Crossbill, Hawfinch,Cetti's warbler and Goldcrest from Son Real
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Old Tuesday 12th November 2019, 17:24   #1217
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A walk around the perimeter of S’Albufereta with the ESRA walking group in the sunshine.
Birds seen included: Marsh Harriers(5), Booted Eagles(4), Kestrels, Cattle Egrets, Little and Great White Egrets, Osprey, Grey Herons, Black Winged Stilts.

Over 60 Flamingoes still present.

An excellent walk with friendly group.
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Old Tuesday 12th November 2019, 18:06   #1218
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S'albufera

Glossy ibis, Spoonbill, Osprey and Ferruginous duck from S'albufera
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Old Tuesday 12th November 2019, 18:24   #1219
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Albufereta

Great egret, Greater flamingo and Bluethroat at Albufereta.
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Old Tuesday 12th November 2019, 18:58   #1220
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Great photos Mike and Kevin and some super birds.
I hope they will still be around when I get back but I’m here for two more weeks yet.
Hope we can meet up again then.
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Old Wednesday 13th November 2019, 17:27   #1221
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Rain again but always good to shelter in the hides at S’Albufera.
Birds seen included Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis(5), Marsh Harriers, Greylag Geese(2), Kingfishers, Shellducks, Marble Ducks, Black Winged Stilts, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe(3), Little Grebe, Lapwings, Cetti Warblers and Water Rails.

So many Purple Gallinules.

Flamingoes still at S’Albufereta.
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Old Wednesday 13th November 2019, 17:55   #1222
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Birdguides reports a Hume's Warbler on Mallorca yesterday, I'm not a paid up subscriber so can't access location details, but the locals should be able to help you folk on holiday there at the moment!
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Old Wednesday 13th November 2019, 20:52   #1223
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Birdguides reports a Hume's Warbler on Mallorca yesterday, I'm not a paid up subscriber so can't access location details, but the locals should be able to help you folk on holiday there at the moment!
I’ve attached screenshots of the relevant Birdguides website page.

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Old Wednesday 13th November 2019, 21:48   #1224
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Thank you Richard and Stew, I have no news on this bird so I don’t know the finder or if they heard it call or got good quality photos.
I will look into it and post.
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Old Wednesday 13th November 2019, 23:43   #1225
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The aucells rars vists a les Illes Balears website (http://rareresesornibalears.blogspot.com) gives the following:

A Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei was seen on the Formentor peninsula, Pollença, on the 12-11-2019. Second record of this species in the Balearics. Daniel López-Velasco.

With a map showing it to be just before the Cases Velles area.

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