Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Monday, 23rd April 2012

Cabo de Palos lighthouse garden
Weather: Sky 1/8 cloud with heavy mist, no wind, temp.14ºC.  08:20 – 09:20.

Today was back to normal with a bump.  A few migrants about, but nothing like there’s been over the last few days, with single digit numbers of Northern Wheatears, Willow Warblers, Subalpine Warblers, Common Redstarts, Woodchats, Turtle Doves, and singletons of Nightingale, Robin, Pied Flycatcher and a quite late Bonelli’s Warbler. 

One of the residents in the lighthouse garden, this Sardinian Warbler with the white wing patches

Typically hiding in the shade, a female Pied Flycatcher
Species seen/heard
Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
Yellow Legged Gull (Larus michahellis)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba)
Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Robin (erythacus rubecula)
Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli)
Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

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