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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2013, 09:02:28 am »



First male Golden Oriole on the telephone wires outside of our house this morning. Peter and I had an amazing view...In fact, it was my best view ever!

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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2013, 07:14:53 pm »

Turtle Doves purring and Reed Warblers singing at the Río Guadalmansa yesterday.


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« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2013, 11:28:08 am »

Saw my first Spotted Flycatcher last Saturday (4 May) by the Río Guadalmansa in Estepona.
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« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2013, 12:32:49 pm »

I saw my first two Spotted Flycatchers yesterday in the gorge beside my house.  Also a male and a female Pied Flycatcher turned up yesterday as well.

I have also heard Red-necked Nightjars calling from the adjacent campo now for three successive nights.

On Monday I found my first Western Olivacious Warblers on my local patch but have not seen any Melodious Warblers yet.

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« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2013, 01:07:59 pm »

An Eleonora's Falcon moving east today above the house.
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« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2013, 02:51:01 pm »

Interesting. So what route are they taking, can anyone tell me?

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« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2013, 03:29:06 pm »

Hi Petrea
As far as I know, after they winter in Madagascar, they actually cross over the centre of Africa before flying north over the Sahara directly to their  breeding grounds on the east coast and islands off Spain.  A few will cross the Straits of Gibraltar late in the season.  Eleonora's Falcon are late breeders and time the feeding of their chicks to coincide with the southward migration of small passerines, switching back their diet to large flying insects when not breeding.  There is a small colony of none breeding birds most years in the area of Coín/Monda - so this could have been one of those birds arriving.  However, the majority breed on the Greek islands, and therefore probably follow a more easterly spring migration route.
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« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2013, 04:06:09 pm »

Hi Kevin,

Is there a specific location in the Coin/Monda area where the Eleonora's Falcons are located?  I have seen this species in Cyprus but never in Spain.

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« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2013, 09:32:09 pm »

Hi David

They have been photographed at Los llanos del Matagallar, Coín and la Sierra de Alpujata on the Mijas side.

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