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newTundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris (1)
(1)
Salamanca. On 26.5 a bird was seen at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca (Antonio Ceballos @eBird). See photos below. The author comments at eBird what follows (in Spanish): "Al poco tiempo de iniciar el censo desde la presa avisté fugazmente un ganso, más pequeño que un ganso común, que de repente desapareció y que más tarde pude relocalizar en la orilla sur. Ocultándome en el pasto conseguí acercarme a buena distancia, a pesar de su comportamiento tímido y huidizo, con el objetivo de verlo mejor y fotografiarlo. Las notas de campo y el análisis de las fotos permiten concluir que se trata de ánsar de la tundra (Anser serrirostris), a pesar de la fecha de la observación. Mi parecer lo fundamento en los siguientes rasgos: i) Tamaño más pequeño que un ánsar común, no destacando excesivamente al lado de ánades azulones. ii) Cabeza y cuello oscuros. iii) Pico negro en su totalidad (me llama la atención la coloración uniforme del pico y la ausencia de la típica mancha naranja). iv) El color de las patas es llamativamente naranja. v) En vuelo es evidente el contraste entre la coloración oscura del plumaje y los márgenes blancos de terciarias y supracoberteras. vi) En la cola es visible la banda terminal blanca estrecha. vi) En vuelo no se aprecia un contraste llamativo en las plumas de la parte inferior de las alas. Todos los observadores que han visto las fotos (Miguel Rouco, Alfonso Rodrigo, Dani López Velasco, Ángel González Mendoza y Miguel Rodríguez Esteban) opinan que se trata de un ejemplar de la subespecie rossicus. Respecto al origen del ave puedo comentar que tenía muy buen aspecto, que tuvo un comportamiento tímido y huidizo y que no portaba ninguna anilla. Me parece interesante el comentario de Alfonso Rodrigo cuando dice que el ave no muestra el aspecto "culón" (debido a la dilatación del hígado) propio de los gansos de origen doméstico." On 27.5 it was seen again while leaving the area (Miguel Rouco, Miguel Rodríguez Esteban @eBird).

 

 

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newPied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps (1)
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Burgos. On 28.5 a bird was seen at Villasandino-Grijalba gravel pits, Burgos (Rafael Díez, César Díez), see a photo below (César Díez). They comment at eBird what follows (in Spanish): "Sobre las 18:10 llegamos a las graveras del NW, paramos en el camino que se encuentra pegado a la A-231 para comprobar los limícolas que se encontraban en una zona inundada, ya que es el único lugar apropiado para ellos. Nada más echar el primer vistazo, a la derecha del todo, casi en la orilla, detectamos un Zampullín nadando hacia la izquierda y nos llama la atención su gran tamaño incluso sin prismáticos, miramos con ellos y lo observamos muy bien, con luz a favor y a unos 50 m, viendo claramente la llamativa mancha negra atravesando un pico clarito de gran tamaño, cuerpo alargado y cabeza y cuello pálidos. La observación con óptica dura unos 10 segundos, el tiempo que tarda en ir nadando tranquilamente hacía los sauces y chopos que invaden todas las graveras, salvo el punto donde se encontraba. Una vez se oculta, los dos decimos al mismo tiempo “picogrueso” sin dudar en ningún momento lo que habíamos visto, ya que era imposible confundirlo con otra cosa. Continuamos media hora más y no conseguimos relocalizarlo."

On 29.5 it was seen and tape-recorded (Alberto Benito, Javier Pi and Jorge Peláez, see a sonogram below) and on 30.5 it was photographed again (Javier Otal, Diego Santamaría, see a thumbnail here; and recorded too (Rafael Díez, César Díez). Still present on 31.5 (David González Ortega, Roque Rodríguez, Mario Alonso @eBird).

Podpod

Photo above: © César Díez 30.5.2020

Podpod

Photo above: Jorge Peláez © 29.5.2020

 

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Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis (1)
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Tarragona. On 23.5 a pure bird was seen at L'Ampolla, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Manolo Sánchez-Blanch).

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1)
(1) Cádiz. A single bird observed showing all the salient features of an Atlas Long-legged Buzzard, despite any hybrid genes could not be ruled out, was seen on 12.5 at Karen & Ivans Observatory, El Pelayo, Algeciras, Cádiz (Ivan Nethercoat, Simon Tonkin @eBird). According to the observers: 'This is likely a long staying individual seen frequently around El Pelayo and Huerta Grande'.

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newPacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva(1)
(1) Illes Balears. On 26.5 a bird in summer plumage was seen at Es Salobrar, PN des Salobrar, Mallorca, Illes Balears (Miquel Vallespir, Sebastià Perelló, Juanjo Bazán, Mika Palmer). See two photos below and thumbnails here (Juanjo Bazán).

Pluful

Photo above: © Sebastià Perelló 26.5.2020

Pluful

Photo above: © Miquel Vallespir, 26.5.2020

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American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica(1)
(1) A Coruña. On 17.5 a bird was seen at Muxia, A Coruña (Fernando Pereiras de la Cal @observado.es). See a photo below.

Pludom

Photo above: © Fernando Pereiras de la Cal @observado.es, 17.5.2020

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Great Snipe Gallinago media (1)
(1) Girona. On 5.5 a bird was flushed at Esclet, Cassà de la Selva, Girona (Miguel Angel Fuentes @ornitho.cat).

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topoABYSSINIAN ROLLER Coracias abyssinicus (1) 2ND FOR SPAIN
(1) Gran Canaria. The bird seen on 14.1.2020 at La Minilla, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria at (28.1295574, -15.4358242), that survived the Calima storm early this year and the Covid19 lockdown, without human disturbance, was still present at the same place on 2.5.2020 (Marcos Benito). See a photo below.

Coarby

Photo above: © Marcos Benito, 2.5.2020

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Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis (1-5)
(1-5) Sevilla . Five birds including 2 'singing' males were seen on 24.5 at El Pantano, Los Palacios y Villafranca, Sevilla (Paco Chiclana). See a photo below.

Spisen

Photo above: © Paco Chiclana, 24.5.2020

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Hooded Crow Corvus cornix (1-12) BREDING CONFIRMED
(1-5) Barcelona. Sant Boi de Llobregat. One was seen at Parc de la Muntanyeta, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, on 3-5.5 (Carlos Martínez Valls @ornitho.cat). The bird seen also at Sant Boi on 5.5 it was probably the same (Luis Miranda @eBird). Two at Sant Boi on 8.5 (Carlos Martínez Valls @ornitho.cat) and one at Riera Roja, Sant Boi (Luis Miranda @eBird), then one on 9.5 (Carlos Martínez Valls @ornitho.cat). The species has to be breeding at Sant Boi as it did last year.On 12.5 one was seen again at Sant Boi de Llobregat (Carlos Martínez Valls @ornitho.cat). Then, on 13.5 a nest with two chicks was located at the same place where they bred in 2019, near Alcampo supermarket, Sant Boi. Two adults were also in the area (Ricard Gutiérrez). See photos below. On 14.5 one was seen also at Sant Boi (Luis Miranda @ornitho.cat). According to Agents Rurals, the Sant Boi birds are those of the nest, moving inside the village to forage near the Muntanyeta park. On 20.5 three juveniles, almost about to fly, remained in the nest at Sant Boi while the two adults were nearby (Ricard Gutiérrez),photos below and a thumbnail here. One was seen at Sant Boi on 21.5 (Carlos Martínez @ornitho.cat) and two were seen at Sant Boi too on 22.5 (Luis Miranda @eBird)newOne was seen carrying food over the C-32 on 26.5 (Ricard Gutiérrez) while at least one was at the same area on 27.5 (Rafael González de Lucas @ornitho.cat) and the two adults and th nest on 30.5 (Sergi Sales @eBird). Two seen also on 31.5 (Luis Miranda @eBird).

Corc or

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 13.5.2020

Cc

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 13.5.2020

Corcor

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 13.5.2020

cORCOR

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 20.5.2020

cORCOR

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 20.5.2020

cORCOR

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 20.5.2020

Corcor

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 20.5.2020

(5-7) Barcelona. El Prat de Llobregat. One was heard at the nest by the river Llobregat at El Prat on 12.5 (Ricard Gutiérrez). The chicks have to be about to leave the nest (Ferran López pers.com). On 18.5 there were three chicks which left the nest on that day or the day after (Ferran López @deltadelllobregat bird news blog).

(8-9) Barcelona. Gavà. A pair of birds with abraded wings, therefore probably 2cy individuals, were seen at La Pava, Gavà, Delta del Llobregat on 13.5 (Ricard Gutiérrez). It is not known if these are breeding or not but are different birds from (1-4) according to plumage.

Corcor

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 13.5.2020

Corcor

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 13.5.2020

Corcor

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 13.5.2020

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Pied Crow Corvus albus (1,2-3)
(1) A Coruña. The 3rd for Galicia, a probable ship-assisted bird, was seen on 14.5 at Praias de Ponzos e Santa Comba, Ferrol, A Coruña (José Ramón Girón). According to a local farmer the bird was there since 13.5.2020(BirdersCove). Seen again on 15.5 (Juan Rodríguez Silvar). See photos below and a thumbnail here.The same bird was seen at Serra de la Capelada, A Coruña, on 18.5 (Ricardo Hevia @eBird) where it remained on 19.5 (Ricardo Hevia @eBird), see a photo below.

Coralb

Photo above: © Xuan Rodríguez Silvar, 15.5.2020

Coralb

Photo above: © Xuan Rodríguez Silvar, 15.5.2020

 

toponew(2-3) Lanzarote. Two birds were found at Arrecife, Lanzarote on 29.5 (Pablo Gustems), see photos below. The two birds remained in the area on 30.5 (Antonio Portales).

Coralb

Photo above: © Pablo Gustems 29.5.2020

Coralb

Photo above: © Pablo Gustems 29.5.2020

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newRosy Starling Pastor roseus (1,2)
(1) Teruel. On 30.5 a lone bird was seen flying over El Carrizal lagoon, Teruel (Fernando Salas, Felipe Rosado @eBird).

(2) Gipuzkoa. On 31.5 a presumed bird was seen at Txingudi, Gipuzkoa (David Santamaria).

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Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis (1)
(1) Lleida. On 4.5 a bird was taped at night over Solsona, Solsonès (Lluís Brotons @ornitho.cat).

 

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  • Whole document/ Documento entero/ Document sencer: Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm 
    • e.g. Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002. Rare Birds in Spain.Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm 
  • Single records/ Citas sueltas/ Cites aïllades: Author (year). [Species] in Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm 
    • e.g. Rebassa, M. (2002) Great White Egret Egretta alba in Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002.Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm

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Citas recientes incluye las últimas novedades del conjunto del país, sensu lato, de acuerdo con las fronteras conocidas en el año 2000, fecha de inicio de la web, que tanto son observaciones personales, comunicaciones al autor o noticias difundidas en listas de correo. Por favor contacten los autores para cualquier uso de las fotografias fuera del estrictamente personal. Cualquier cita que se envie a esta página podrá ser usada por comités de rarezas estatales o de otros ámbitos, pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo y son responsabilidad de sus autores. Los nombres de las localidades se incluyen como son enviadas por los colaboradores, que deben ser citados como autores de las citas. Las fotos que se envíen podrán ser recortadas por criterios editoriales.Las noticias más recientes se marcan con new Desde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife si bien véase el cambio de política acaecido a partir de enero de 2016. La reproducción total o parcial de los contenidos de esta página está prohibida en sitios web comerciales (p.ej. *.com) si no se autoriza de antemano. Ir al inicio de la página
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