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Mallorca 2018

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Old Yesterday, 15:07   #1326
H Johnsson
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Went to Cap Salines this morning 4 Common Crane, Northern Lapwing, Golden Plover, 6 Whimbrel/ Eurasian Curlew unfortunately from behind, 2 Common greenshank, 2 Marsh Harrier (1 female and 1 Juvenil/female), 3 Red kite, 2 Kestrel (1 male and 1 Juv/female)
Visit Bassa de can Guidet on my way back home didn`t see WH Duck but had the sun against me and problems to see whole Bassa - Little Grebe, Black necked Grebe and 1 Cormorant
Just Before Campos an enormous amount of Starlings both side of the road
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Old Yesterday, 18:39   #1327
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Hi Stew. The last White-headed Duck I saw at s’Albufera was about 12 years ago from memory but I can look it up, like many birders of my age, my notes go back to 1971.
I ticked it of course but it was the last bird seen I believe and it was from the re-introduction scheme which proved to be unsuccessful so I guess not really tickable.
The recent bird, seen a few days ago, is an immature so it has been accepted as a wild bird I believe. Whether there are re-introduction schemes elsewhere, I don’t know.
I get lots of requests about where to see the Waxbills but I didn’t realise they were so unpopular. I don’t know why. Do they do damage or just deprive other species of breeding habitat?
Steve, thanks for all the photos, a nice bird to end on. There are two Spoonbills currently at Salobrar de Campos.
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Old Yesterday, 20:52   #1328
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Mirella found and photographed this raptor here in the south today.
I put it on the ID forum.
The general feeling is that it is an escaped falconer’s bird, probably a Gyr x Saker.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks, Mike
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