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DECEMBER 2014 NEWS

 

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GALLOANSERAE
 
Cygnus cygnus Anser brachyrhynchus Anas carolinensis Aythya collaris
Anser fabalis Branta bernicla hrota Anas discors Aythya affinis

NEOAVES

Podiceps grisegena Buteo rufinus Larus smithsonianus Pycnonotus barbatus
Phalacrocorax pygmeus Aquila.pomarina Larus cachinanns Phylloscopus inornatus
Egretta gularis x garzetta Aquila clanga Larus thayeri Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Phoenicopterus minor Tringa flavipes Larus hyperboreus Ficedula parva
Gyps rueppellii Chroicocephalus philadelphia Larus glaucoides iLanius isabellinus
Circus macrourus Larus pipixcan   Emberiza pusilla

RARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS*

 
Larus melanocephalus Larus audouinii  
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GALLOANSERAE

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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1-2,3,4)
(1-2) Cantabria. On 3.12 a bird was seen at Cicero marshes, PN Marismas de Santoña, Cantabria (Ángel Ruiz Elizalde), almost certainly the bird that had been seen last 18.10. On 27.12 there were two at Colindres, P.N Marismas de Santona, Victoria y Joyel, Cantabria (Julian Benito, Alberto Benito, Al varó Bustamante y Miguel Rodríguez)

(3) A Coruña. There was one on 26.12 at Laguna de Louro, Muros, A Coruña (José Ramón Gómez), see a photo below and thumbnails here. Seen again and photographed again on 27.12 (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares). See a photo below.

Cygcyg

Photo: © José Ramón Gómez, 26.12.2014

Cygcyg

Photo: © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares, 27.12.2014

(4) A Coruña. There was a bird on 29.12 at A Frouxeira, Valdoviño, A Coruña (Paco Girón).

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Bean Goose Anser fabalis (1)
(1) Zamora. There was a bird on 25.12 at R.N. Lagunas de Villafáfila, Zamora (Cristian Osorio y Francisco Chaguaceda @ El Pernil blog).

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Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus (1,2,3-4)
(1) Asturias. There was one on 27.12 at Embalse de San Andrés, Xixón, Asturies (Quique Carballal).

(2) Palencia. There was a bird on 26.12 at laguna de La Nava, Fuentes de Nava, Palencia (Juan Sagardía y Miguel Rouco @ El Pernil blog).

(3-4) Burgos. There were two birds on 30.12 at Oteo de Losa, Valle de Losa, Burgos (Mario Alonso).

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Pale-belllied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota (1)
(1) Pontevedra. The bird found on 23.11 at O Vao marshes, O Grove, Pontevedra remained there on 4.12 (Miguel Andújar). See a photo from 30.11 below (José Luis Lorenzo "Colón"). Still present on 14.12, see a thumbnail here (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares). The bird was still there on 25.12 (Ana Isabel Pérez,José Ramón Gómez González), see a photo below and thumbnails here.

Braberhro

Photo: © José Luis Lorenzo "Colón", 30.11.2014

Braberhro

Photo: © José Ramón Gómez, 25.12.2014

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topoGreen-winged Teal Anas carolinensis (1,2)
(1) Gran Canaria. The 1w ♂found at Estanque de riego del matorral, Santa Lucia, Gran Canaria on 15.11 was seen again on 6.12 (Miguel Avelino Suarez). See a thumbnail here. This bird remained there on 7.12 (Robin Mawer @ CIBN)

(2) A Coruña. There was a presumed hybrid drake between Green-winged and Common Teal (Anas carolinensis x crecca) on 7.12 at Salcidos, A Guarda, Estuario del Miño, Pontevedra (Stefán Áki Ragnarsson). See a thumbnail here.

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topoBlue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)
(1) Tenerife. On 27.12 there was one ♀ like at Campo de Golf Las Americas, Adeje, Tenerife (Francisco Cruz Alvarado @ CIBN).

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topoRing-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1-2,3,4,5-7,8,9,10)
(1-2) Fuerteventura. The two birds seen at Salinas de Antigua Golf course, Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands on 27.11 remained there on 1.12 (Menotti Passarella). Still present on 14.12 (Antonio Unquiles, David Pérez, Xabier Remirez, F.Javier García Vargas). See a photo below and a special photopage of these Fuerteventura Aythya here. Still present on 23.12 (David Walsh) and 26.12 (Eckhard Moeller).

Aytcol

Photo: © Francisco Javier Garcia Vargas, 14.12.2014

(3) València. The drake found on 11.11 at L'Albufera de València, València, was seen again, despite hunters, at the same place (J.Ignacio Dies). See more at Birding Albufera here.,

(4) Lugo. There was a bird at Ria de Foz on 19.12 (Ricardo Hevia) present in the area at least for 5-6 days (David Calleja).

(5-7) A Coruña. There were three birds: two drakes and a female at Laguna de Louro, Muros, A Coruña on 26.12 (José Ramón Gómez), see a photo below and thumbnails here, and on 27.12 when photographed (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.

Aytcol

Photo: © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares, 27.12.2014

Aytcol

Photo: © José Ramón Gómez, 26.12.2014

(8) Alicante. There was a drake at El Hondo (El Fondo), Elche (Elx), Alicante on 22.12 (Jana Marco, Tjasa Prsin). See a photo below and thumbnails here. This bird remained in the lagoon on 28.12 (Pablo Perales).

Aytcol

Photo: © Jana Marco, 22.12.2014

(9) Navarra. There was a ♂ on 31.12 at Embalse de las Cañas, Viana, Navarra. Still present (Carlos Gutiérrez)

(10) Girona. There was a drake at La Massona lagoon, the same of the Pygmy Cormorant, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, on 31.12 (Xavier Idígora). See a picture in rarebirdspain twitter here.

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topoLesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1-5,6)
(1-5) Fuerteventura. The five birds (2♂+3♀) found at Golf Salinas de Antigua, Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands on 27.11 remained there on 1.12 (Menotti Passarella). Still present on 14.12 (Antonio Unquiles, David Pérez, Xabier Remirez, F.Javier García Vargas), but birds were for sure four since one was perhaps a Greater Scaup. See a photo below and a special photopage of these Fuerteventura Aythya here. The five birds were still present on 23.12 (David Walsh) and 26.12 (Eckhard Moeller).

Aytaff

Photo: © David Pérez, 14.12.2014

(6) Álava. On 27.12 there was a drake at Mendixur, Ullíbarri-Gamboa, Álava (Juan Carlos Andrés, Jose Luis Pacheco, Xabier Cabodevilla,Luis Lobo, Juan Maria Dominguez). See pictures and more information at Juan Carlos Andrés blog here.

NEOAVES

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Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena (1)
(1) Gipuzkoa . There was a bird, the 2nd reported this year in this website, on 26.12 at Plaiaundi, Gipuzkoa (Joxetxo Esparcia).

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PYGMY CORMORANT Phalacrocorax pygmeus (1) FIRST FOR SPAIN
(1) Girona. An adult was found at La Massona, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 13.12 (Gerard Dalmau, Elisabet Tetas). Seen later by more authors and photographed (e.g. see below, Quim Martínez). On 14.12 it rested in the area where seen intermitently (José Portillo, José Gómez Aparicio, Toni Alonso, Dani Roca, Àlex Ollé, Grabi de Jesús, Joan Goy; Ferran López). See more photos and more information in the Special photopage here!. The bird remained the following week until 19.12 at least (Ponç Feliu, Joan Goy, Manel Barrios, Oriol Clarabuch, Ferran López, Eikel Delgado, Sergio Romero, Miquel Bonet, Joan Ventura, Carles Llopis; Mario Alonso) and 20.12 (Vittorio Pedrocchi). The bird remained the Christmas week too: 21.12 (Manuel Caamaño @ornitho.cat), 24.12 (Marc Gàlvez; Enric Badosa, Pau García; Francisco Pou, Ramón Aguilar, Antonio Rodríguez Sinovas et al), 26.12 (Josep Bosch, Ramón Aguilar; Santi Guallar @ ornitho.cat). nOn 31.12 it was still present at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Marc Casas @ ornitho.cat)

Phapyg

Photo: © Quim Martínez, 13.12.2014

Phapyg

Photo: © Quim Martínez, 13.12.2014

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Presumed hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1,2,3)
(1) Barcelona. The bird seen during the last months at Can Dimoni, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona was seen again on 5.12 ([Javier Oliver Alejos @ornitho.cat). Seen again on 13.12 (Jofre Sendrós @ ornitho.cat)

(2) Tarragona. There was another dark white-headed bird at Poble Nou ricefields, Amposta, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 4.12 (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Carles Domingo). See a thumbnail here.

(3) Valencia. There was a dark white-faced bird on 10.12 at Marjals de Sollana, P.N Albufera, València (Toni Alcocer). See a photo below.

Egrgargul

Photo: © Toni Alcocer, 10.12.2014

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Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1-4,5)
(1-4) Sevilla. On 11.12 there were four at Veta la Palma, Espacio Natural Doñana, La Puebla del Río, Sevilla (Rubén Rodríguez Olivares/EBD-CSIC, Ana Sanchez de Mora). See a photo of three of them below and a thumbnail of the 4th here.

Phomin

Photo: © Rubén Rodríguez Olivares, 11.12.2014

(5) Huelva. On 12.12 there was an adult at Laguna de Santa Olalla, Espacio Natural Doñana, Almonte, Huelva (Rubén Rodríguez Olivares/EBD, Jose Manuel Mendez y Jose Antonio Sencianes). See a thumbnail here (J.A. Sencianes).

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Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1-2,3,4)
(1-2) Cádiz . There were two immature birds at Los Barrios dump, Cádiz, on 5.12 (Mike Robinson, Javier Elorriaga).

(3) Cádiz . There was a bird on 7.12 at Rio de la Miel, Algeciras, Cádiz (Fernando Navarrete).

(4) Cádiz . There was a bird on 6.12 at Loma de la Ahumada, Tarifa, Cádiz (Estefania Aleu)

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Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1-3,4)
(1-3) Cádiz. On 12.12 an adult male and a 1w (see photos below) was seen at La Janda, Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz (Antonio Tamayo, Antonio J. Plaza, Pedro Bayón y Juan Ignacio Alvarez Gil). On 13.12 the male (Javier Elorriaga) and the 1w (Pablo Ortega) were seen again. The two 1w birds featured last weeks were seen again on 17.12 (Alberto Savijn y José Luís Anguita). See photos below.

Cirmac

Photo: © Juan Ignacio Alvarez Gil, 12.12.2014

Cirmac

Photo: © Juan Ignacio Alvarez Gil, 12.12.2014

Cirmac

Photo: © Alberto Savijn, 17.12.2014

Cirmac

Photo: © José Luís Anguita, 17.12.2014

Cirmac

Photo: © José Luís Anguita, 17.12.2014

Cirmac

Photo: © Alberto Savijn, 17.12.2014

(4) Castelló. On 16.12 a male was seen at Marjal de Nules - Moncofa, Castelló (GER-EA). Read more on this sighting in catalan/valencian at Internatura here.

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1)
(1) Cádiz. On 7.12 a bird was seen near Botafuegos, Algeciras, Cádiz (Antonio Rodríguez Ocaña)

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Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina (1,2)
(1) Cádiz. On 6.12 there was a presumably 1w at la Janda, Cádiz (Rafa Garcia Costales, Manuel Jiménez Cintazo,Chema Lubían et al; Carlos Torralbo, Fernando Enrique y Javier Elorriaga).

(2) Cádiz. On 7.12 a larger bird, not cleary if a pomarina, a clanga or an hybrid, was seen at some distance at La Janda, Cádiz (Javier Elorriaga). Situation of these eagles in La Janda is far from being clear now with at least 3-4 birds at the area since mid October, perhaps attempting to overwinter (J.Elorriaga in litt.)

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Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1-2)
(1-2) Alicante. On 12.12 there were two birds at El Hondo, Alicante: an adult, not Tonn but different, and a 2w -see two thumbnails here - (Pep Cantó & Jana Marco).

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Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes (1)
(1) Cáceres. There was a bird at El Batán ricefields, Cáceres on 5.12 (Sergio Mayordomo), the 3rd for Extremadura. Seen again on 6.12, when photographed (Ricardo Montero, Eva Palacios, Miguel Ángel Muñoz y Sergio Mayordomo). See a photo below (Ricardo Montero). Moved by noon to nearby Riolobos ricefields, Cáceres, there relocated later (César Clemente, Eva Palacios, Miguel Ángel Muñoz y Sergio Mayordomo). This bird remained on 12.12 at arrozales de El Batán, Cáceres (Sergio Mayordomo), see a thumbnail here. It was relocated on 31.12 at the same place (Sergio Mayordomo).

Trifla

Photo: © Ricardo Montero, 6.12.2014

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia (1,2)
(1) A Coruña . The adult bird seen from 26.11 at Cariño, A Coruña remained there on 4.12 (Ricardo Hevia). And on 14.12 (Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Gutiérrez).Seen again on 21.12 (Ricardo Hevia) and on 30.12 (Quique Carballa, Ricardo Hevia).

(2) A Coruña . There was another adult on 21.12 at Ria de Ferrol, A Coruña (Antonio y Pablo Gutierrez) while simultaneously bird (1) was seen too at Cariño.

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Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan (1)
(1) Navarra . On 2.12 a 1w was seen and photographed near Tudela, Navarra (Ricardo Rodríguez, Gorka Gorospe; Jesús Mari Lekuona). See two photos below and two thumbnails here and read more in Spanish in Ricardo Rodríguez blog here. The bird was seen also next week: 8.12 (Jesus Mari Lekuona; José Portillo, Juan Sagardía), 9.12 (Ricardo Rodríguez y Haritz Sarasa); 12.12 (Diego Villanua); 13.12 (Ricardo Rodríguez, Miguel Grande, Juankar Andrés y Antonio Ceballos). See more photos and a video at Ricardo Rodríguez blog here and a sample below.

Larpip

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 2.12.2014

Larpip

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 2.12.2014

Larpipi

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 13.12.2014

Larpip

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 2.12.2014

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American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus (1,2)
(1) Bizkaia . The returning 3w seen last month was present at Ondarroa, Bizkaia on 6.12 (Juan Carlos Andrés, Gorka Ocio, Ricardo Rodríguez). See a photo below and more at Ricardo Rodríguez blog here. Seen again on 21.12 (Juan Carlos Andrés, Gabriel Martín et al). See more pictures in Juan Carlos Andrés blog here.

Larsmi

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 6.12.2014

(2) A Coruña . The returning adult known locally as 'Barrilete' was seen again at Lires, Muxia, A Coruña on 7.12 (Fernando Pereiras, Belén Lorenzo). See more photos of this bird in Larus blog here.

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Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1,2,3,4-5,6,7)
(1) A Coruña . There was a 1cy at Playa de Matadoiro, Arteixo, A Coruña on 2.12 (Xabier Varela). See a photo below and thumbnails here.

Larcac

Photo: © Xabier Varela, 2.12.2014

(2) Bizkaia . A new 1w, different from a bird from last weeks according to photographic evidence was at Ondarroa harbour, Bizkaia, on 6-7.12 (Ricardo Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Andrés, Gorka Ocio). See a photo below and more photos in Ricardo's blog here. This bird was seen again on 21.12 (Juan Carlos Andrés, Gabriel Martín et al). See more pictures in Juan Carlos Andrés blog here.

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 6.12.2014

(3) Asturias . On 22.12 there was a 1w at Zeluán, Avilés, Asturias (Daniel López Velasco).

(4-5) Lugo . On 28.12 there were two at Lago, Xove, Lugo, one of them ringed in Norway (Toño Salazar, David Calleja). One of those, the unringed, was the one seen there on 21.12 (Toño Salazar), see a photo below and a thumbnail of the ringed here.

Larcac

Photo: © Toño Salazar, 21.12.2014

n(6) Asturias . On 28.12 there was a 1w at Cabo Peñas, Gozón, Asturias (Manuel Quintana Becerra). See a photo below.

Larcac

Photo: © Manuel Quintana, 28.12.2014

(7) A Coruña . There was a 1w bird at Cariño beach, A Coruña on 30.12 (Ricardo Hevia, Quique Carballal). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia, 30.12.2014

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Thayer'sGull Larus thayeri (1) FIRST FOR SPAIN
(1) Lugo The returning bird, locally named 'Ciprana' was seen again as an adult 8w (born on 2007) on 28.12 at Lago, Xove, Lugo (Toño Salazar, David Calleja).See photos below. nOn 30.12 it was still present at Lago, Xove, Lugo (Quique Carballal)

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja, 28.12.2014

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja, 28.12.2014

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja, 28.12.2014

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja, 28.12.2014

Lartha

Photo: © Toño Salazar, 28.12.2014

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Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides (1,2)
(1) Huelva . On 15.12 a 1w was found at Mazagón beach, Huelva (Rubén Rodríguez Olivares/EBD y Jose Manuel Mendez). See a photo below.

Largla

Photo: © Rubén Rodríguez Olivares, 11.12.2014

(2) A Coruña . On 21.12 a 1w was seen at Lires fish Farm, Cee/Muxía (Rafa Salvadores, Tito Salvadores, Belén Lorenzo y Fernando Pereiras). See two photos below and a thumbnail here. It was still there on 23.12 (Tito Salvadores et al) and on 26.12 (José Ramón Gómez).

Largla

Photo: © Rafa Salvadores, 21.12.2014

Largla

Photo: © Rafa Salvadores, 21.12.2014

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Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (1)
(1) A Coruña . On 1.12 a 3w was seen at Porto do Son, A Coruña (Juan Cabeza/ Iberian Gullwatching). See a photo below.

Larhyp

Photo: © Juan Cabeza, 1.12.2014

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Garden Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus (1-2)
(1-2) Cádiz . There were two birds, one green pvc ringed, at Tarifa, Cádiz, on 5.12 (Mike Robinson, Javier Elorriaga).

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Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus STRONG INFLUX YEAR NOW WITH BIRDS IN THE CANARIES

(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-10,11,12,13-14,15-18,19-21,22,23,24-25,26,27)

(1) Girona . On 2.12 a bird was seen at Passeig St. Salvador, Sta.Coloma de Farners, Girona (Alfons Delgado)
(2) Valencia . On 2.12 a new bird was located at R.N. del Racó de l'Olla. L'Albufera de Valencia (M. Chardí, G. García, I. Ruiz). See thumbnails here and more at birdingalbufera.es. Still present on 4.12 (Y. Maggiotto @ birdingalbufera.es).
(3) Barcelona On 4.12 th was a bird in downtown Barcelona at Gran Via/Bac de Roda streets junction (Carles Oliver)
(4) A Coruña On 7.12 at least one of the birds seen at Mar de Fora, Fisterra, A Coruña last week remained in the area (Fernando Pereiras, Belén Lorenzo).
(5) A Coruña On 4.12 there was ar least a bird, perhaps two, at Puntal de Abaixo, Neda, A Coruña (Xabier Prieto). See photos in his blog here.

topo(6) Lanzarote. A bird found on 8.11 at Tias golf course, Lanzarote, Canary islands was still present there on 8.12 (Francisco Javier García Vargas). This bird was still there on 22.12 (F.Javier García Vargas)

topo(7) Tenerife. On 13.12 a bird was photographed at Igueste de San Andres, Tenerife (Zbigniew & Renata Kajzer).See a photo below and two thumbnails here.

Phyino

Photo: © Zbigniew & Renata Kajzer, 13.12.2014

topo(8-10) Fuerteventura. On 6.12 there was one and on 8.12 there were three near Costa Calma Monica Beach hotel, Fuerteventura (Arne Torkler), see a photo below and two thumbnails of two of the three birds here.Still two of them there on 21.12, now in the east end of Costa Calma woods (David Walsh, Martin Gabriel) and one on 26.12 (Eckhard Moeller).

Phyino

Photo: © Arne Torkler, 8.12.2014

(11) A Coruña On 14.12 there was a bird at Sismundi, Cariño, A Coruña (Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Gutiérrez, Ricardo Hevia, Dani Monteagudo, Carla Soaje). See a thumbnail here (Antonio Gutiérrez).

topo(12) Fuerteventura. On 7.12 one was seen at Los Gorriones hotel, Playa Barca, Pájara, Fuerteventura by the palm trees between hotel and beach, where some beach chairs are, well seen, but unfortenately no foto/audio (Elias Barnickel).

topo(13-14) Fuerteventura. On 10.12 one was at Oasis Park, La Lajita, Fuerteventura,(next to the "farm-area" with horses, cows, ducks, turtles etc) (Elias Barnickel). Still there on 22.12 with a 2nd bird outside Las Lajitas park, Fuerteventura (David Walsh).

topo(15-18) Fuerteventura. On 21.12 there were four birds at Pajara, two near the church and two more about 100 metres along the road towards Tuineje (David Walsh)

topo(19-21) Fuerteventura. On 21.12 there were three birds in the valley about 2 km before Ajuy on the west coast, in the same place as last year (David Walsh).

topo(22) Lanzarote. A bird was seen on 21.12 at Yaiza, Lanzarote, a new individual (F.Javier García Vargas)

topo(23) Lanzarote. An individual seen previously was still around on 21.12 at Playa Blanca, Lanzarote (F.Javier García Vargas)

topo(24-25) Lanzarote. On 21.12 there were two birds still present at Uga, Lanzarote (F.Javier García Vargas)

topo(26) Lanzarote. On 23.12 a bird was seen at Hyde Park Apartments, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote (F. Javier García Vargas).

topo(27) Lanzarote. On 24.12 a bird was seen at Teguise golf, Lanzarote (F. Javier García Vargas).

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Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1)
(1) A Coruña The bird seen on 29.11 at Mar de Fora, Fisterra, A Coruña remained there on 7.12 (Fernando Pereiras, Belén Lorenzo)

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topoRed-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva (1,2)
(1) Fuerteventura On 7.12 one was seen at Los Gorriones hotel, Playa Barca, Pájara, Fuerteventura by palm trees between hotel and beach, where some beach chairs are (Elias Barnickel). See two thumbnails here. This bird was seen again on 22.12 (David Walsh) and on 28.12 (Eckhard Moeller).

(2) Fuerteventura. On 10.12 one was at Oasis Park, La Lajita, Fuerteventura,(where the jungle taxi starts in direction to the botanical garden) (Elias Barnickel)

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Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus (1)
(1) Castelló There was one on 12.12 at Marjal d'Almenara, Castelló (Josep Bort, Juan Luis Bort). Read more on the finding plus see the original photos at Internatura here. Seen again on 13.12 (José Portillo, Jose Gomez Aparicio, Toni Alcocer, Pepe Ruiz; Alex Alamán, Jana Marco, Pep Cantó; Jordi Martí-Aledo et al). See photos below and thumbnails here. Seen again on 14.12 (Rafa Muñoz Bastit et al). The bird remained the following week: 16.12 (Maria José Valencia; Daniel Domingo et al; Gonzalo Barceló i Toni Alcocer, photo below), 17.12 (Javier Train, see photo and a video below and thumbnails here), 18.12 (Felipe Rosado); 19.12 (Mario Alonso, Nacho Castelao, Juan Sagardía, Xurxo Piñeiro; Víctor J.Hernández, Javier Barona y Gabi Llorens). See an entry in diarios de un naturalista blog here. On 21.12 it was relocated c.300m N of usual site at Almenara (Ricard Gutiérrez; Miquel Bonet, Salva Solé; Bernat Iglesias), see a thumbnail here. The bird was seen again on 26.12 (Xavier Idígora, Jaione Echarte), see a picture in the Rarebirdspain twitter here and on 27.12 too (Ferran López).

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Photo: © Jordi Martí-Aledo, 13.12.2014

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Photo: © Toni Alcocer, 13.12.2014

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Photo: © Jordi Martí-Aledo, 13.12.2014

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Photo: © Jana Marco, 13.12.2014

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Photo: © Jana Marco, 13.12.2014

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Photo: © Toni Alcocer, 16.12.2014

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Photo: © Javier Train, 17.12.2014

 

Video: © Javier Train, 17.12.2014

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Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1)
(1) A Coruña . On 25.12 a bird was seen and photographed at Covas, Ferrol, A Coruña ( David Martínez Lago). See a thumbnail here.

topoRARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS** This is the last month in which Canary Island only rarities are featured here. Up to now those species which were rarities only within the islands and were dealt with by CR/SEO were included here. Such records should be submitted to Juan Antonio Lorenzo at canarias @ seo.org** Canarian records of species which are rarities nationwide are included in the main text in violet type. From January 2015 this section is discontinued.

*** Ringed birds in Spain have to be submitted and accepted by CR/SEO-BirdLife, according to Environment Ministery of Spain and the authonomous communities agreements, to be accepted as valid ringings in the national database. Otherwise, non submitted or rejected records will be deleted and ringings will not be included in national or international databases. Ringers not submitting rare bird ringings will be listed. Submitting ringing records is hence specially encouraged as a contribution to global bird knowledge.

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topoMediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus (1)
(1) Gran Canaria. A 1w was seen at Castillo del Romeral, San Bartolome de Tirajana on 13.12 (Miguel Avelino Suarez,Santi,Daniela,Francisco y Paqui). See a thumbnail here.

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topoAudouin's Gull Larus audouinii (1)
(1) Gran Canaria. A 1w was seen in flight at Castillo del Romeral, San Bartolome de Tirajana on 13.12 (Miguel Avelino Suarez)


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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

All birds featured in this page are rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO

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From March 2005 this webpage only includes records of birds needing homologation by CR/SEO. For other local rarities contact local bird reports or records committees. See here those rarities only for the Canary Islands also dealt by CR/SEO. Changes in application to the rarity list from January 2006. New rarities include Sylvia curruca, Crex crex, Sterna bengalensis and others. Larus delawarensis and Anthus richardi have been withdrawn from the rarity list and are not be included from 2006.



Recent reports includes the latest sightings from the whole of Spain which are both personal observations, communications or have been released in E-Mail lists. Please contact the authors before using any photo for anything else than personal reference. Any submitted news to this page will be forwarded to the Spanish RC for their knowledge if enough substantiated but inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind which needs a form to be sent.Photos could be cropped for editorial reasons.Gibraltar news are included thanks to Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society but this has no more implication than the sake of completeness given this area situation. Names of localities are featured as given by the authors of the records, that should be cited as those. Today news are marked with anew icon. We would welcome to receive a spare copy of those journals using these news for commercial purposes. Contact RG at address at the front page. From April 2005 only news of rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee are included. Reproduction of the contents of this page in commercial websites (e.g. *.com) or for commercial purposes is forbidden if not agreed in advance.. Go back to top
Citas recientes incluye las últimas novedades del conjunto del país 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 sera reenviada al CR/SEO para su conocimiento, pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo y son responsabilidad de sus autores y del envío de la ficha correspondiente. 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 connew Desde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife. 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
Cites recents inclou les darreres novetats del conjunt de l'estat que són observacions pròpies, comunicacions o noticies difoses a llistes de correu. Si us plau contacteu amb els autors de les fotos per a a qualsevol ús fora de l'estrictament personal. Qualsevol cita que sigui enviada a aquesta plana serà rebotada també al CR/SEO si bé la seva publicació aquí no implica la seva aceptació o homologació de cap mena i és responsabilitat dels seus autors que haurien d'enviar la fitxa corresponent emplenada. Els noms de les localitats són posats tal i com són enviats pels autors, que han de ser referenciats com a autors de les cites. Les fotos que s'envïin podran ser retallades per criteris editiorals.Les notícies més recents són les marcades ambnew.Desd'Abril de 2005 únicament s'inclouen cites de rareses que necessiten homologació pel Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife.La reproducció total o parcial dels continguts d'aquesta plana és prohidia per a qualsevol lloc web de caire comercial (e.g. *.com) sinó s'ha autoritzat de forma prèvia. Tornar a l'inici de la plana.


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Rarity distribution
MAY 2014

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Latest highlights:

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The Caspian Gull at Matadoiro beach, A Coruña (Xabier Varela)
Phytro
Phytro
Phytro
The new Yellow-browed Warbler at Albufera de Valencia (J.I.Dies).
Anacar
The drake Green-winged Teal from Gran Canaria, still around on 15.11 (Miguel Avelino Suárez)
Larpip
Larpip
The Navarra Franklin's Gull on 21.12 (Ricardo Rodríguez)
Egrgargul
The presumed hybrid egret seen at Poble Nou ricefields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 4.12 (Jordi Martí-Aledo)
Anacar
Anacar
The hybrid teal drake from Miño river mouth on 7.12 (Stefán Áki Ragnarsson).
Lanisa
Lanisa
Lanisa
Lanisa
Lanisa
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The Almenara Isabelline Shrike on 12-13.12 (J & JL Bort, above except J.Marti-Aledo and Jana Marco, two lower)
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The Cáceres Lesser Yellowlegs, seen again on 12.12 (Sergio Mayordomo)
Phyino
Phyino
Up to three Yellow-browed Warblers were at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura on 8.12 (Arne Torkler)
Braberhro
The hrota Barnacle Goose remained at O grove on 14.12 (Älvaro Rodríguez)
Aqucla
Aqucla
The 2w Greater Spotted Eagle present at El Hondo, Alicante, on 13.12 (Jana Marco)
Phyino
The Yellow-browed Warbler at Ortigueira, A Coruña, on 14.12 (Antonio Gutiérrez)
Phapyg
The Pigmy Cormorant at Aiguamolls de l'Empordà on 13.12, a 1st for the country (Quim Martínez)
Phyino
Phyino
The Yellow-browed Warbler at Tenerife on 13.12 (Zbigniew & Renata Kajzer)
Phomin
The Lesser Flamingo at Laguna de Santa Olalla, Doñana, Huelva, on 12.12 (J.Antonio Sencianes)
Lanisa
Lainsa
The Isabelline Shrike continued in the Marjal de Almenara until 19.12 at least (Javier Train on 17.12)
Ficpar
Ficpar
The Red-breasted Flycatcher at Playa Barca, Fuerteventura on 7.12 (Elias Barnickel)
Phomin
The 4th Lesser Flamingo at Veta la Palma, Doñana, Sevilla, on 11.12 (Rubén Rodríguez Olivares/EBD)
Lanisa
The Isabelline Shrike still at Almenara until Christmas. This was from 21.12 (Ricard Gutiérrez)
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One of the drakes at Louro lagoon, Muros, A Coruña on 27.12 (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares).
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The Iceland gull at Lires, Cée on 21.12 (Tito Salvadores)
Aytcol
Aytcol
Aytcol
Aytcol
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The Ring.necked Duck at El Hondo, Elx, Alicante when found (Jana Marco, three above) and on 28.12 in one shot with Oxyura!, exotic mixture (Pablo Perales)
Embpus
The Little Bunting at Covás, Ferrol, A Coruña (David Martínez Lago)
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The hrota Brent Goose at O Grove, Pontevedra on 25.12 (José Ramón Gómez)
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Aytcol
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The Ring-necked Ducks at Louro lagoon, Muros, A Coruña on 26.12 (José Ramón Gómez)
Cygcyg
Cygcyg
The Whooper Swan at Louro lagoon, Muros, A Coruña on 26.12 (José Ramón Gómez)
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The ringed Caspian Gull at Xove, Lago, Lugo on 28.12 (Toño Salazar)
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The last Caspian Gull from the year 2014 here: a 1w from Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia)
 

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The 1w Mediterranean Gull from Gran Canaria on 13.12 (Miguel Avelino Suarez)
 
 
 
 

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