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Old Wednesday 25th April 2018, 18:25   #451
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Montagu’s harriers, two I believe, have been seen on the Central Plain.
I have also received quite a few reports of Golden oriole being seen and an Icterine Warbler in the north. Mike
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Old Wednesday 25th April 2018, 20:21   #452
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Continuing with the Osprey theme,
Also Kentish Plover,
And Redshank all Salbufera 21st march.
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Old Thursday 26th April 2018, 05:51   #453
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We saw one stunning mal Red-footed falcon on the wires in the Can Cuarassa area yesterday. Also there: three Spotless Starlings.
There was a Sanderling at the new platform of the Albufereta and at Maristany we found a nice Black necked Grebe.

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Old Thursday 26th April 2018, 19:54   #454
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Another shot of the Redshank,
and Kentish,
Wigeon,
And Little Stint and Kentish showing the size difference all 21st march Salbufera.
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Old Thursday 26th April 2018, 20:53   #455
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Alpine swift colony back at Castel de Santuari near Felanitx
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Old Friday 27th April 2018, 10:20   #456
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A Collared flycatcher on Cabrera found and photographed by Dani and Pep is a major rare.
One was present last year at Albufera and many visiting birders managed to connect.
Also a Cream coloured courser on Ibiza. I often dream of finding one of these on Malllorca one day, I feel sure one will appear at some point. I just hope I will be there when it happens.
I am in the UK now and will be in California for three weeks from Monday so thanks for keeping the news coming. I will still post what I can but all news from visitors would be much appreciated. Thanks, Mike
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Old Friday 27th April 2018, 12:23   #457
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[quote=Houdiny;3710176]We saw one stunning mal Red-footed falcon on the wires in the Can Cuarassa area yesterday.

Hello!
A male Red-footed Falcon reported by an english couple, was seen the same day not far from the Depuradora road. Could be the same one? or another bird?
And a Roller in port de Sóller last Monday.

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Old Friday 27th April 2018, 18:52   #458
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This morning at depadura Sqacco heron, 6 Wood sandpiiper and3 Common tern. Saw my first Turtle dove of the year along Cami des Pols. Spent an hour at the tower and saw 2 Honey buzzards.
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Old Friday 27th April 2018, 19:56   #459
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Nice one Kevin.
Fantailed Warbler Albufereta 23rd march.
Flamingo Salbufera 24th march.
Black T. Godwit Salbufera 24th march.
White Wagtail Tucan 26th march.
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Old Saturday 28th April 2018, 16:33   #460
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Philip watched a group of 45 Honey Buzzard pass over Calviá yesterday.
My thoughts are that the majority of migrating raptors in the spring enter the Island around the south-west, ie Andratx, Santa Ponsa etc.
I have been at the Cap de Ses Salines often enough to know that very little enters Mallorca from that area.
The north west is of course still the best place by far to watch birds of prey leave the Island. Mike
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Old Saturday 28th April 2018, 19:05   #461
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Viperine approx 70cm long at the Sa Roca hide, moved from left to right in front of the hide up onto the path and at one point thought it was going into the hide, that would have been interesting if the hide was full, but decided to go under right by the door. 24th march.
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Old Saturday 28th April 2018, 19:36   #462
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Just returned to P Pollensa following my last trip im March. Hope to catch up with anyone from thr forum. Birding starting tomorrow so lets hope for some nice birds. Whinchat and grey plover seen on a 30 minute flying visit to S’Albufereta today
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Old Sunday 29th April 2018, 15:08   #463
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Good views of Single Male & Female Red Footed Falcons and 7 Red Kite from Transfer upto Puerto pollensa today.
1 Alpine Swift and at least a couple of Pallids over west end of PP with swifts (17.05 - 20)

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Old Sunday 29th April 2018, 18:52   #464
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First full day out. Tried S’Albufera, Can Curassa and the Bocquer. Can Curassa was really quiet with very few migrant birds about. Still nice to see corn bunting, spotless
Starling and w shrikes. Highlight from S’Albuera was a wood sandpiper which gave excellent views and the flamingos. The Bocquer had the usual cirl bunting and wryneck. C what tomorrow brings
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Old Sunday 29th April 2018, 20:27   #465
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Cattle Egret at Can Cuarassa 26th march.
Weasel at Es Forcadet Salbufera, the far end of the reserve.
And another behind the rangers centre.
Another Viperine at Tucan, these 3 on the 28th march.
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Old Monday 30th April 2018, 06:40   #466
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New hide

Seen several references to the new hide at the Albufereta - it looks really good. Where is it, and how do you access it please?

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Llenaire, : group of 20 Bee-eaters through early morning, a semi distant Black Vulture, 3+ Stone curlews before 08.30.
1 dp Eleonoras over Hotel back in Puerto Pollensa.
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2 Black Vulture drifting over town end of Boquer valley at 11.55
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Old Monday 30th April 2018, 12:06   #469
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I was fortunate enough to go to Cabrera this weekend with the local group of birders. Cabrera delivered. A stunning Collared Flycatcher entertained us for two days just metres in front of the picnic area, and was joined with what Dani Hinckley of our group correctly identified as a very rare (for Spain) Isabelline Wheatear. In total 69 species were seen or heard in two and half days, including Whinchats (20+), Whitethroats (20+), Garden (6+), Subalpine (6+), Wood (20+) and Willow Warblers (6+), Redstarts (30+), Pied Flycatchers (30+), and more. Few local and migrant raptors, a sparrowhawk, local pairs of osprey, peregrines and just arrived Eleonora's.
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Seen several references to the new hide at the Albufereta - it looks really good. Where is it, and how do you access it please?

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The hide can be accessed left through the small pine forest by the large observation tower and along a wall bordering the private property. On the way to the smaller observation platform. I am told access to the hide should be as discreet as possible as birds have not fully settled on the islands opposite and may abandon them if disturbed.
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Adult Egyptian Vulture, drifted SE from Direction of Boquer valley at 17.30 until out of sight
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The hide can be accessed left through the small pine forest by the large observation tower and along a wall bordering the private property. On the way to the smaller observation platform. I am told access to the hide should be as discreet as possible as birds have not fully settled on the islands opposite and may abandon them if disturbed.
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Old Monday 30th April 2018, 19:22   #473
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Canny day birding. Golden oriole this morning near S’Albufereta then turtle dove at Son Real . Also a dozen bee eaters and 4 more turtle doves near Son Bosc.
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Old Monday 30th April 2018, 20:13   #474
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Last set of photos from this years spring visit ending with my favourite duck 28th march Salbufera.
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Old Monday 30th April 2018, 20:55   #475
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Thanks Steve for all your contributions ending with that most attractive duck, the Garganey.

At least two Golden oriole at Parc Mondrago this morning.

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