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Old Friday 2nd March 2018, 14:44   #226
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Right now a big flock of House and Crag Martins in the rain.
Enjoying it together with Mike and Susan. First house martins of the year for us.
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Old Friday 2nd March 2018, 15:44   #227
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Well done Christina for staging the great welcolme!
In addition to the wonderful sight, two barn swallows and maybe a red rumped swallow flypast seen.
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Old Friday 2nd March 2018, 17:44   #228
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Well done Christina for staging the great welcolme!
In addition to the wonderful sight, two barn swallows and maybe a red rumped swallow flypast seen.
Crikey! Hope they’re not in too much of a hurry to get to the UK - it’s a bit chilly round these parts!
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Old Saturday 3rd March 2018, 03:17   #229
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Hi guys,
Also had great views of the Accentor at the Mirador part way too formentor and Black Redstart, Xbills.
Just before dark at Tucan, lots of Crag Martin's feeding just above the water with Red rumped Swallow, 2 House Martins and a Swift.
Looked like the local TV were there filming /Interviews hope it was all good, track in a terrible state.
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Old Saturday 3rd March 2018, 16:28   #230
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Philip has got stuck in having just arrived. He has seen House Martin, Crag Martin, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped swallow and both Pallid and Common swift.
Also a Garganey at s’Albufera.
Amongst all the thousands of White wagtails he has seen a Pied wagtail. I too have seen Pied here, a male which was in Porto Petro for a few weeks many years ago. I didn’t know they were rare then, otherwise I would have photographed it.
I have read and excellent paper on the identification pitfalls between White and Pied, I will try to find it.
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Old Saturday 3rd March 2018, 16:43   #231
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We went to Orient today but a brisk walk is not the best way to see birds. I managed to see a fine Mistle Thrush near the entrance, lots of Chaffinch but sadly no Brambling nor Hawfinch. I also watched the darkest Booted Eagle I have ever seen soaring above the valley, it was burnt chocolate brown, very unusual.
It’s a beautiful walk and a great place for migrants which seem to pass along the valley at the side of the Tramuntana mountains as Pep suggested. Mike
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Old Saturday 3rd March 2018, 20:28   #232
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Also at salbufera today, 2 male Black Redstarts, water Pipit at Peps dog house, Yellow wagtail Flava, Little Stint, spotted reds, Redshank, Greenshanks and Reed Bunting.
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Old Sunday 4th March 2018, 15:25   #233
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About to leave this great Island..Sigh! Many thanks to Mike, Kevin, Pep, Christina, Juanjo, Mika etc etc for keeping this island at the front of the birding community.
A Sunday afternoon walk around Calle Can Cuarassa and Albuferata gives time for reflection.
Birds seen included: Ospreys (2), Ravens, Black winged Stilts, Greenshank, Redshank, Snipes(3), Crag Martins, Barn swallows(3), Great and Little Egrets, Crossbills, Cett and Fantailed Warblers.
No sigh of yellow wagtails but heard first Wryneck.
Found this dead raptor..any guess?
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Old Sunday 4th March 2018, 16:27   #234
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female Lesser Kes! ? !
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Old Sunday 4th March 2018, 17:49   #235
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About to leave this great Island..Sigh! Many thanks to Mike, Kevin, Pep, Christina, Juanjo, Mika etc etc for keeping this island at the front of the birding community.
A Sunday afternoon walk around Calle Can Cuarassa and Albuferata gives time for reflection.
Birds seen included: Ospreys (2), Ravens, Black winged Stilts, Greenshank, Redshank, Snipes(3), Crag Martins, Barn swallows(3), Great and Little Egrets, Crossbills, Cett and Fantailed Warblers.
No sigh of yellow wagtails but heard first Wryneck.
Found this dead raptor..any guess?
Safe journey Mike. Hope to see you both next time.
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Old Sunday 4th March 2018, 18:09   #236
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A huge raft of mixed shearwaters was there to greet me this afternoon at my local lighthouse, just ten minutes from my house. I feel very lucky sometimes.
They were feeding frantically on small fish just beneath the surface. It’s the closest I have ever been to Shearwaters without being on a boat, they were just feet away.
When they left the scene, I watched the usual evening stream of birds going down the east coast and over to Cabrera, as they do every evening. Expect thousands per hour, it’s really very good. Mike
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Old Sunday 4th March 2018, 18:10   #237
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Safe trip Mike, hope to see you next time. Mike
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Old Sunday 4th March 2018, 18:33   #238
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Found this dead raptor..any guess?[/quote]

Several ID the remains as Barn Owl

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Old Monday 5th March 2018, 15:12   #239
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Super-close views of a stooping Booted Eagle this morning which swooped in on a resting Stone Curlew. An amazing sight, the choice of prey surprised me but luckily, the Stone Curlew survived and off flew the eagle, sulking all the way. Mike
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Old Monday 5th March 2018, 16:41   #240
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Nine Common swift back in my home town tonight, inspecting their usual nest sites. They are super-early despite the cold winds. Always a great day when they return. Mike
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Old Monday 5th March 2018, 19:04   #241
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Today's highlights,
Water Pipit at Tucan,
S E Owl and Hawfinch at Son Real,
Green and Common Sand plus Yellow wagtail Depuadora
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Old Monday 5th March 2018, 19:28   #242
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Hi Steve, well done, Short-eared owl is a great find in Mallorca. Mike
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Old Tuesday 6th March 2018, 19:21   #243
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Thanks Mike, sat still for a good 5 minutes so manage some decent shots.
Black N. Grebe at Tucan today,
also Grey plover, 6 Greenshanks, 2 Spotted reds at Albuferata.
Balearic warbler, 20 +Black redstarts, pair of Blue Rock Thrush at Boyer.


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Old Tuesday 6th March 2018, 20:38   #244
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Went to Colonia Sant Jordi hoping to find some elusive wader but the wind and waves would have flushed out the hardiest of birds. Still, there were some 25 Golden plovers on Na Llarga and a single Turnstone on the nearby rocks.
In Ses Salines, nothing much to report, a dozen or so BW stilts, common sandpiper, and Dunlin, Audouin and YL gulls, Shelducks and a water pipit.
At Salobrar a bit more activity with 7 Booted eagles together over the pine forest, a couple Red kites and about 8 M Harriers. About 150 Avocets were scattered in several groups and several flocks of Kentish plovers flying by. A single black-tailed Godwit was hiding among the avocets. A distant flock of large waders quickly disappeared in a far field (Curlews? 8 to 12). About 10 or so Common swifts, many more House Martins and a couple Barn swallows. A nice Reed bunting closed the show.
Quite a bit of water up Eddies track, wellies are essential.
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Old Wednesday 7th March 2018, 13:04   #245
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I waded down Eddie’s track this morning. The first bird I focused on was a spanking male Hen Harrier. One of those birds which makes all my hair stand on end.
About 80 newly arrived Common Swift, a dozen or so House Martins but no Barn swallows sadly.
I didn’t see the Godwit but there were a few groups of Avocet and some Flamingoes.
Lots of Marsh Harrier in the air, well above average numbers of Booted eagles, about twelve in all, surely not all local birds? Red kite too.
A lovely sunny morning with spring in the air, things will hot up soon. Mike
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Old Wednesday 7th March 2018, 14:04   #246
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Back in the very cold, wet and grey Switzerland.

Enjoy your Spring..Bah

A few reminders attached

I be back soon!
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Old Wednesday 7th March 2018, 16:01   #247
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Spring definitely on the way,
Salbufera today, 2 Temmincks and 3 Little Stints, Lots of Greenshanks and Spotted Reds, Dunlin and Common Sands.
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Old Wednesday 7th March 2018, 20:59   #248
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I forgot to say that there is a path from Eddie’s track at Salobrar de Campos which is very good for Bluethroat. I saw a chat in typical stance there today, with cocked tail and dropping wings, and have just uploaded the photos. It was indeed a Bluethroat but is probably the worst photo ever taken of one, only just identifiable. Mike
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Old Thursday 8th March 2018, 16:23   #249
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At least one Alpine Swift & one Red Rumped Swallow amongst the many Hirundines feasting over The Albufereta this PM.
LUMIX camera battery and lens cloth found on path into Albufera.
Handed into information centre.

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Quiet morning at Albeccuix apart from Alpine Accentor and Balearic Warbler,
No sign of Temmincks or Little Stint at salbufera but Grey Plover, Male Black Redstarts Great white Egrets, Night Herons and plenty of chiffchaff and Willow Warblers.
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