Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Monday 2nd April 2012

Cabo de Palos lighthouse garden
Weather: Sky cloud 3/8, wind NE F1, temp. 14ºC.  08:55 – 09:50.

Things a lot quieter this morning with regards to migrants, but the number of Corn Buntings seen up, to a total off 22.  A Subalpine Warbler, 6 Swallows, Black Redstart, Chiffchaffs and Chiff/Willows being the only other migrants seen.

Species seen
Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
Yellow Legged Gull (Larus michahellis)
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii)
Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
Rock Dove/Domestic Pigeon (Columba livia)
Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus collybita/trochilus)
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Calblanque, Los Belones
Weather: Sky 3/8 cloud,  wind SW F2-3, temp. 14ºC.  18:15 – 21:15.

Setting up the nets for ringing this afternoon with Angel Sallent of ANSE.  We didn’t catch much this afternoon (Linnets, Greenfinches, Blackbird and a single Willow Warbler), but the nets are set up for tomorrow morning.  Other birds seen were a group of about 20 Corn Buntings flying over together, and a ‘flava’ Wagtail.

Species seen
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
‘flava’ Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

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