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« on: July 09, 2013, 04:18:24 pm »

A Wood Sandpiper on the Río Grande today near Cártama.




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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:04:04 pm »

Hi Kevin.

We are seeing good numbers of Green Sandpipers coming back through, with upto 15 on one small lake in the Cacín Valley in Granada Province.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 07:48:33 pm »

Hi Kevin and Mick,

Mick Smith saw a Wood Sandpiper at Guadalhorce today.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 12:30:15 pm »

Hi all,

A single Ruff today in the Río Grande near Cártama.

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 09:17:13 am »

Small flock of Bee-eaters passing west over Marbella yesterday.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 10:57:15 pm »

Definitely birds are moving. Sedge Warbler this week-end in Tablas de Daimiel.

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 11:48:22 pm »

Knots, Sanderlings and Lesser Black-backed Gulls at River Guadalhorce!

For more info and photos, see my post at Birds & Birding.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 05:34:10 pm »

I'm going to sound really ignorant! Why is this 'autumn migration' when it's only just August?
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 08:06:25 pm »

Hi Miranda,

Birds start leaving Europe to migrate back to Africa for the winter as early as late July.  It starts as a dribble and by mid September it is a flood, which dies away until towards the end of October it has almost ceased.  We call this migration the Autumn migration.

In February birds start leaving Africa to come back to Europe.  Again it starts as a dribble and by early April it is a flood and then dies away.  We call this migration the Spring migration.

In this thread members are telling us when they see a species that is heading back to Africa.

If you want to see the Autumn Migration in full swing, join us on the September Field Meeting to Tarifa and La Janda.  It can be very spectacular.

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2013, 11:46:56 pm »

Today, a couple of interesting sightings in Lagunas de Ruidera (Ciudad Real province): over 30 Black Kites moving south in the early afternoon plus a couple of Whrimbrels flying very fast over us at the dam of Peñaroya (very scarce this species in La Mancha, seeing only on migration with just a few records).

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 03:53:50 pm »

First Chiffchaffs at Montes de Málaga!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 11:58:55 pm »

Willow Warblers, Wood Sandpipers, dozens of Montagu's Harriers, hundreds of Bee-Eaters and a totally lack of Rollers show in La Mancha that the great migration is in progress.

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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2013, 07:29:22 pm »

A flock of 60+ Honey Buzzards passing over the Sierra Blanca north of Marbella this evening.
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 11:04:30 am »

Tuesday 27th August.

Large numbers of Honey Buzzard passing through over the Sierra de las Nieves (Serrato) area. Also smaller numbers of Black Kite. Big passage of Bee eater moving south  :'( - great time of year, but tinged with a little sadness to see these birds leaving. Other migrants in numbers; Pallid and Common Swift, Woodchat Shrike, Barn Swallow, House Martin.

Other birds for the day 2nd year Bonelli's Eagle, adult Golden Eagle, Short-toed and Booted Eagle. Woodlark, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Thekla Lark and Rock Sparrow. Of course many others too!

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2013, 10:35:20 pm »

Same Tuesday in Campo de Calatrava (north of Sierra de Andujar), a solitary Spotted Flycatcher plus several Melodious Warblers. Golden Orioles are still in the area, but very jittery.

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