Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Calblanque, Los Belones
Weather: Sky 3/8 cloud,  wind SW F 0-1, temp. 12-15ºC.  08:00 – 10:15.

Up early for the first net round, but things were very quiet.  Just greenfinches, linnets and a Willow Warbler.  The only other birds of note were a couple of ‘flava’ Wagtails flying over, and a Woodchat Shrike on my way out of Calblanque.

 Woodchat Shrike seen on the way out of Calblanque

Species seen
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa)
Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Serin (Serunus serinus)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
‘flava’ Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

Mar Menor (west)
Weather: Sky 4/8 cloud,  wind SW F 4, temp. 20ºC.  16:45 – 18:30

In the afternoon I did a sweep around the sites at the west end of the Mar Menor, calling in at the EDAR El Algar, Rambla de Albujon and sailing club at Los Urrutias.  The only ‘new’ birds were 3 singing Great Reed Warblers in the Rambla de Albujon, and on the way home, a flock of 12 Red-rumped Swalllows and 6  House Martins flying over the road as I came into Los Urrutias.

Yet another Corn Bunting, this time at the EDAR, El Algar
Species seen
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto)
Spotless Starling (Sternus unicolor)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Black Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Coot (Fulica atra)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Fan-tailed Warbler (Cisticola juncidis)
Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa)
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago)
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)
House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Serin (Serunus serinus)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

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