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« on: July 23, 2011, 02:55:45 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 01:59:31 pm »

Things definitely hotting up on the migration side of things. Had lots of Sand Martin, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Common Swifts around the patch yesterday. Went to Fuente de Piedra and the Lesser Flamingo were still there (3 individuals), with an enormously succesful looking breeding season for Greater Flamingo, I would guestimate 15000 plus youngsters in the nursery! Also lots of White-headed Duck (48+), couple of Marbled Teal (Duck), Purple Swamphen, Black-winged Kite and yet more Wood Sandpiper at Laguna Dulce.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 03:02:46 pm »

Small flock of Red Crossbill in the garden yesterday and today, perhaps not migration, but possibly altitudinal dispersal? Whatever its a sign birds are on the move!

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 06:38:28 pm »

5th August 2011.

Marsh Sandpiper (1), Wood Sandpiper (3), Marbled Teal - Duck (4), White-headed Duck 50+, plus Sand Martin, Common Swift (00s) and Common Coot (3000+) at Luguna Dulce.

Spotted Redshank (1), Curlew Sandpiper (20+), Little Stint (14), Dunlin (6) among many species seen at Fuente de Piedra.

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 06:40:46 pm »

5th August 2011

10's Black Kite in several flocks on our journey from Fuente de Piedra to Ronda. Montagu's Harrier and Marsh Harrier also headed south.

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 07:58:22 am »

Out and about yesterday and we had Ruppell's Vulture imm near to Indiana and area by the Rio Guadiaro, Black Stork, 1000+ Rock Sparrow. Up at the top end of LLanos de Libar we had Goshawk, 00's Griffon Vulture, several Sparrowhawk, Short-toed Eagle and Booted Eagle. A few Sub-alpine Warbler were still present and many more Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. Most noticeable was the 'fall' of Common Redstart, Spotted and Pied Flycatcher.

Several more species on a day.

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 02:18:54 pm »

Serrania de Ronda. Its been an extremely busy period throughout September, especially with small passerines, most notable at the moment are the big numbers of both common and black redstart, pied and spotted flycatcher, with of course many warbler species. Raptors have been variable in numbers most days with some juvenile (immature) dispersal also noticeable with such species as Bonelli's and Spanish Imperial Eagle making appearance in and around the area i.e. Spanish Imperial Eagle was present Sierra de Libar 23rd September and just outside the village of Fuente de Piedra 13th September (see photo courtesy of Peter Thorpe)..

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 01:30:49 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 05:40:34 pm »

Hi, Mike, could you provide a link to the article? I tried looking for it including a key word search but no success.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 05:51:25 pm »

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/03/07/ciencia/1299498879.html
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 06:54:43 pm »

http://waste.ideal.es/aguilaimperial.htm
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 10:32:37 am »

Eve, I can`t find it on El Mundo website today either, but you may find the following scientific paper interesting: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0017196 
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 03:31:38 pm »

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/12/20/andalucia/1324384084.html

This link is to an article about the electrocution of Imperial Eagles, similar to the one I couldn`t quite locate for Eva in September
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 11:20:41 pm »

Thanks for the link Mike..

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