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JANUARY 2016 NEWS

 

topoTaxa index (n= 9 + 35 = 44) + 0 Gibraltar
GALLOANSERAE
 
Cygnus cygnus Anas carolinensis Aythya collaris Melanitta perspicillata
Anser caerulescens Anas discors Aythya affinis Mergus merganser
Anser fabalis      

NEOAVES

Thalassarche melanophris Aquila pomarina x clanga Chroicocephalus philadelphia Turdus obscurus
Egretta gularis x garzetta Porzana marginalis Larus pipixcan Oenanthe deserti
Podylimbus podiceps Porphyrio alleni Larus fuscus fuscus Corvus corone x cornix
Podiceps grisegena Pluvialis fulva Larus cachinnans Phylloscopus proregulus
Phoenicopterus minor Vanellus gregarius Larus smithsonianus Phylloscopus inornatus
Gyps rueppellii Calidris falcinellus Larus glaucoides Phylloscopus fuscatus
Circus macrourus Calidris subruficollis Larus glaucoides kumlieni Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Aquila clanga Limnodromus scolopaceus Larus hyperboreus Ficedula parva
  Actitis macularius Pycnonotus barbatus Emberiza pusilla

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GALLOANSERAE

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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1)
(1) Asturias. The bird coming from late November 2015 at Embalse de San Andrés, Gijón, Asturies made it into 2016 and was recorded on 2.1 (Monchu Fernández Revuelta y Clemente Álvarez Usategui), see a photo below, and on 3.1 (Gorka Gorospe). It remained there on 6.1 (Delfín González), see a photo below, and José María Fernández Zapata y Francis del Castillo). On 26.1 it was still there (José V. Oropesa). See a thumbnail here. Still present on 29.1 (Dani Monteagudo, Carla Soaje, Atocha Ramos, Cosme Damián Romay).

Cygcyg

Photo: © Clemente Álvarez Usategui 2.1.2016

Cygcyg

Photo: © Delfín González 6.1.2016

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Snow Goose Anser caerulescens (1-2) CATEGORY D SPECIES
(1-2) Asturias. The two seen in December 2015 at Embalse de San Andrés, Gijón, Asturies stayed into 2016 and were recorded on 2.1 (Monchu Fernández Revuelta y Clemente Álvarez Usategui), see a photo above, and on 3.1 (Gorka Gorospe). They remained there on 6.1 (Delfín González), see a photo below, and José María Fernández Zapata y Francis del Castillo). On 26.1 they were still there (José V. Oropesa), see a photo below. Still present on 29.1 (Dani Monteagudo, Carla Soaje, Atocha Ramos, Cosme Damián Romay).

Anscae

Photo: © Delfín González 6.1.2016

Anscae

Photo: © José V. Oropesa 26.1.2016

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Bean Goose Anser fabalis (1)
(1) Huelva. The bird found on 27.12 at Marisma Gallega, Hinojos, Doñana, Huelva was seen again on 2.1 (Diego Peinazo, José Márquez, Pilar Ortega). See a thumbnail here (José Márquez).

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nGreen-winged Teal Anas carolinensis (1)
(1) Barcelona. On 6.1 a male was seen and photographed at Resclosa de la Plana, Avià, Barcelona (Jordi Comellas @ornitho.cat) . The bird made it into the January Wildfowl count when it moved to Estany de Graugés, Avià, Barcelona, where it was seen on 17.1 (Pere Aymerich; Daniel Pascual, Miquel Casas @ ornitho.cat)

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topoBlue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)
(1) Tenerife. There was a 1w/♀ at Tejina ponds Tenerife, on 29.1 (Eduardo García del Rey).

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nRing-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1,2,3,4-6)
(1) Cáceres. The female found on 29.11.2015 at Embalse de Alcollarín, Cáceres, remained there on 5.1. (César Clemente, Sergio Mayordomo).

(2) Cuenca. On 12.1 an adult male was seen at Presa de La Ruidera, río Guadiela, Albendea, Cuenca (J. Mayordomo & E.Vindel) On 14.1 it was still there (F.Alonso y F.Cuquerella). See a photo below and thumbnails here. This bird remained there on 21.1 (Fernando Alonso), see another photo below.

Aytcol

Photo: © Fernando Alonso 14.1.2016

Aytcol

Photo: © Fernando Alonso 21.1.2016

(3) Madrid. On 26.1 a female was at Parque Regional del Sureste, Junta de los Ríos, Madrid (Joan A. Ximenis).

topo(4-6) Tenerife. On 30.1 there were 3 individuals, 2♂1♀, at Tejina ponds, Tenerife, Canary Is. (Mark Beevers, Robin Mawer).

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1)
(1) Badajoz. On 7.1 a drake was seen at Embalse de Orellana, Badajoz, a probable returning bird (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra)On 16.1 the drake was still there, see a thumbnail here (José V. Oropesa; José María Fernández Zapata y Francis del Castillo). Seen again on 20.1 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra) and 21.1.2016 (Martin Kelsey).

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Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata (1)
(1) A Coruña. On 24.1 a bird was seen at Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia).

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Goosander Mergus merganser (1)
(1) Murcia. On 24.1 a bird was seen and photographed at Mar Menor, Murcia (Richard Howard), see a photo below and thumbnails here. Indeed, the bird had already been photographed on 17.1 (Antonio Jesús Hernández), see a thumbnail here too. It remained at Mar Menor on 27.1 (Richard Howard, Helen Commandeur, Tomás García, Francisco J. Palacios, Antonio Fuentes, Conrado Requena, Pablo Perales y Juan A. Capel). See two photos below (Tomás García).

Mermer

Photo: © Richard Howard 26.1.2016

Mermer

Photo: © Tomás García 27.1.2016

Mermer

Photo: © Tomás García 27.1.2016

 

NEOAVES

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Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris (1)
(1) Pontevedra. On 1.1 an adult was seen off Ria de Vigo, Pontevedra, from Monteferro, Nigrán (David Rodriguez Vieites).

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nPresumed hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1,2,3,4)
(1) Valencia. On 4.1 a bird seen last year remained at La Foia, Sollana, Albufera de Valencia (Toni Alcocer @birdingalbufera,es). This bird was seen again on 27.1 (Toni Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es).

(2) Valencia. A different bird from (1) was seen on 5.1 at La Compra ricefields, Sueca, Albufera de Valencia ( Bosco Dies @birdingalbufera,es). This bird or another was seen on 27.1 at La Socarrada, Sueca (Toni Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es)

(3) Huelva. On 9.1 a grey individual was seen and photographed at Marismas del Odiel, Huelva (Aurora Es). See a thumbnail here.

(4) Mallorca. On 29.1 a pale bird was at Salobrar de Campos, Mallorca (Jordi Muntaner, Pere Garcies; Michael Montier). See photos below (Pere Garcies) and thumbnails here (Pere Garcies, Michael Montier).

Egrgargul

Photo: © Pere Garcies 29.1.2016

Egrgargul

Photo: © Pere Garcies 29.1.2016

Egrgargul

Photo: © Pere Garcies 29.1.2016

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topoPied-billed Grebe Podylimbus podiceps (1-2)
(1-2) Gran Canaria. The 1w found on 2.11 at Estanques de Aldea Blanca, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria continued there on 9.1.2016 (Miguel Avelino Suarez,Frncisco Guerra,Pepi Simba,Liberto y Paqui del Rosario). See a photo below (Miguel Avelino Suárez). There are probably two different birds in the island (José García Monzón, Robin Mawer et al). On 16.1 it remained at Aldea Blanca ponds, Gran Canaria, Canary Is. (Miguel Avelino Suarez,Francisco Guerra y Pepi Simba). See a photo below (Miguel Avelino Suárez).On 17.1 TWO birds were present in two different ponds near Aldea Blanca, Gran Canaria (José García Monzón). The most accessible one, see below, was still near Aldea Blanca on 20.1 (David Perez, Jose Garcia Monzon y Xabier Remírez).The two birds were seen on 30.1 one at Aldea blanca ponds, the other at Matorral pond, Gran Canaria, Canary islands (Miguel Avelino Suarez,Francisco Guerra,Pepi Simba,Liberto). See a photo from the Matorral bird below and a thumnbnail here.

Podpod

Aldea blanca pond bird Photo: © Miguel Avelino Suárez 9.1.2016

Podpod

Aldea blanca pond bird Photo: © Miguel Avelino Suárez 16.1.2016

Popod

Matorral pond bird Photo: © Miguel Avelino Suárez 30.1.2016

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Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena (1)
(1) Cantabria. On 7.1 a bird was found at Escalante canal, Santoña, Cantabria (Daniel Villodas, Ernesto Villodas). On 8.1 it was seen and photographed (Jesús Menéndez). See photos in his blog here.It remained there on 12.1(Haritz Sarasa, Gonxal Deán, Joseba del Villar, Itziar Gutiérrez, Gorka Gorospe et al) and 14.1 (Mikel Huici, Rober Herrero). See a photo below (Mikel Huici) to 17.1 (Javier Hernández).This bird was seen again on 15.1 (José María Fernández Zapata y Francis del Castillo) and on 17.1 (Maite Garrigós, Amaia y Lorea Pérez Garrigós, Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana). See more photos in Juan Manuel's blog here. On 28.1 the bird was still present at Santoña (José V. Oropesa).

Podgri

Photo: © Mikel Huici 14.1.2016

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Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1-4,5,6-7)
(1-4) Cádiz. On On 8.1 three birds were present at Salinas de los portugueses, Sánlucar de Barrameda, Cádiz (Rafa Garcia, J.A. Sarry, Carlos Moreno, Fernando E. Navarrete y Violeta). They had been seen on 7.1.2016 too (Lucas Perez) and they remained there on 9.1 (Vanessa de Alba, Vanesa Palacios, Antonio Núñez Ossorio, Marc Gálvez y José Guerra). On 14.1 there were four at Veta la Palma, Espacio Natural Doñana, La Puebla del Río, Sevilla, three of them the three above as they were not at Salinas de los portugueses in the same period. See a photo below (José Luís Arroyo). On 26.1 the number at Veta la Palma raised to 6 (José Luís Arroyo), see below.

Phomin

Photo: © José Luís Arroyo,i 14.1.2016

(5) Málaga. On 10.1 an adult was seen within a Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus group at Fuentedepiedra lagoon, Málada (Juan Pérez-Contreras y Beatriz Pérez Machado)

(6-7) Sevilla. On 26.1 there were a total of six adults at Veta la Palma, Espacio Natural Doñana, La Puebla del Río, Sevilla (José Luís Arroyo), four of them (1-4) above, two new. See two photos below and two thumbnails here.

Phomin

Photo: © José Luís Arroyo, 26.1.2016

Phomin

Photo: © José Luís Arroyo, 26.1.2016

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nRuppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1)
(1) Cádiz. On On 5.1 an immature was seen at Los Alcornocales, Cádiz (J.A. Sarry). See deteails at observado.org

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nPallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1,2,3)
(1) Alicante. The bird seen on 29.12.2015, a 1w, was seen again at El Hondo, Alicante on 2.1 (Óscar Aldeguer y Tomás García; Stefan Aki Ragnarsson). See a photo below (Óscar Aldeguer) and two thumbnails and another below from 2.1 too (Stefan Aki Ragnarsson). The bird remained at El Hondo on 16.1 (Óscar Aldeguer, Jana Marco).

Cirmac

Photo: © Óscar Aldeguer 2.1.2016

Cirmac

Photo: © Stefán Aki Ragnarsson 2.1.2016

(2) Cáceres. On 2.1 a 1w was at Alagón valley, Galisteo, Cáceres (César Clemente)

(3) Alicante. On 6.1 a 1w was at Embalse de Beniarrés, Alicante (Pep Cantó).

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1,2,3)
(1) Alicante Adult. The bird seen on 16.12.2015 at El Hondo, Alicante, was seen again on an 2.1 (Óscar Aldeguer y Tomás García). And on 14.1 (Óscar Aldeguer, Marcos Fernández, Suna García, Jana Marco). See a thumbnail here (Jana Marco).

(2) Alicante Tonn. The Estonian eagle 'Tonn' seen last 22.12.2015 at El Hondo, Alicante was seen again on an 2.1 (Óscar Aldeguer). On 16.1 it was seen again (Óscar Aldeguer).

(3) Alicante Second winter. On 2.1 a new subadult was seen at El Hondo, Alicante, totalling 3 Great Spotted Eagles that day there(Óscar Aldeguer y Tomás García).

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Presumed Lesser Spotted x Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina x clanga (1,2)
(1) Cádiz. On On 6.1 a bird taken as Aquila pomarina was seen and photographed at La Janda, Cádiz (José Maria Fernández Zapata, Javi Elorriaga y J.A. Sarry). See a photo below and thumbnail here (Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Strait). One of these hybrids, either this or (2) was seen on 31.1 at La Janda, Cádiz (Álex Colorado)

Aqupom

Photo: © Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Strait 6.1.2016

(2) Cádiz. On 16.1 a another very similar bird, also identified as a presumed backcross hybrid (not F1), was photographed at La Janda, Cádiz (Javier Elorriaga/Birding the Strait). See three photos below.

Aqupomcla

Photo: © Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Strait 16.1.2016

Aqupomcla

Photo: © Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Strait 16.1.2016

Aqupomcla

Photo: © Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Strait 16.1.2016

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STRIPED CRAKE Porzana marginalis (1) 2ND FOR SPAIN, 5TH FOR EUROPE, 6TH FOR THE WP
(1) Córdoba. After the 1st record for Spain of this species back on 12.12.2010, a bird was seen, photographed and videotaped on 13.1 at Lago Azul pond, near Córdoba city (Diego Peinazo). See a photo and vídeo below . Not relocated despite several attempts.

Pormar

Photo: © Diego Peinazo 13.1.2016

Video: © Diego Peinazo 13.1.2016

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Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni (1,2)
(1) Málaga. On 16.1 a 1w was found at Pantano nuevo del Ángel, Marbella, Málaga (Manolo Macías), see a photo below and thumbnail here. On 17.1 it was seen again (Manolo Macías, Álex Colorado, Javier Elorriaga). The bird was last seen on 18.1 at Pantano Nuevo del Ángel , Nueva Andalucía , Marbella (Peter Ashley). See two photos below and a thumbnail here.

Porale

Photo: © Manolo Macías 16.1.2016

Porall

Photo: © Álex Colorado 17.1.2016

Poralle

Photo: © Peter Ashley 18.1.2016

Poralle

Photo: © Peter Ashley 18.1.2016

topo(2) Lanzarote. On 27.1 a bird was found dead, presumably predated by a feral cat, at Tias Golf Course, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (F.Javier García Vargas). See a photo below.

Poralle

Photo: © F. Javier García Vargas 27.1.2016

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Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva (1)
(1) Tarragona. The adult that reached again Migjorn grassfields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 13.8 and that was relocated on 29.11 at camí del Matar fields, Sant Jaume d'Enveja, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona moved to nearby Serrallo ricefields, Sant Jaume d'Enveja on 12.1 when it was relocated (Jordi Martí-Aledo).

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Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius (1,2)
(1) Cáceres. The bird found at Trujillo plains, Cáceres on 30.12.2015 remained there on 3-4.1.2016 (Tim Collins). It remained at Llanos de Magasca, Trujillo, Cáceres on 5.1 (César Clemente, Sergio Mayordomo). It remained there on 11.1 (Joaquin Del Castillo y Gonzalo Criado), see a photo below and thumbnail here and on 12.1 too (Martin Kelsey), see a photo below. On 16.1 it was still there (José María Fernández Zapata y Francis del Castillo).

Vangre

Photo: © Gonzalo Criado 11.1.2016

Vangre

Photo: © Martin Kelsey 12.1.2016

(2) Alicante. On 5.1 a bird was seen and photographed at El Hondo, Alicante (Pablo Perales). See a thumbnail here. On 14.1 it remained there (Óscar Aldeguer, Marcos Fernández, Suna García, Jana Marco). See a thumbnail here (Jana Marco).

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Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus (1)
(1) Tarragona. On 10.1 a bird was seen at La Tancada ricefields, Amposta, Delta de l'Ebre (Iago Brugnoli, Jordi Martí-Aledo).

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nBuff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis (1-2)
(1-2) Tarragona. On 2.1 two birds were found at Camí del Matar ricefields, Sant Jaume d'Enveja, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Ricard Gutiérrez, Helena Arbonés). See a video and photos below plus thumbnails here. On 3.1 some birders attempted relocation early in the morning but it was not seen until noon (Ricard Gutiérrez, Helena Arbonés). Later, at least three groups of observers could see them. 1st ever overwintering record in Catalonia.

Calsub

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 2.1.2016

Calsub

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 2.1.2016

Calsub

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 2.1.2016

Calsub

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 3.1.2016

 

Video: © Ricard Gutiérrez 2.1.2016

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Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus (1,2)
(1) A Coruña . On 21.1 a bird was found at Carnota, A Coruña (Daniel López Velasco, Roberto Menéndez). See a thumbnail here (Daniel López Velasco). Still present on 24.1 (Luis Gude y David Calleja)

(2) Valencia . On 26.1 a bird was at R.N. Racó de l'Olla, l'Albufera de València (J.I. Dies, M. Chardí, I. Ruiz, G. García, A. Signoli, Y. Maggiotto, T. Alcocer). See photos below. This bird was seen on 27.1 morning (J.I. Dies, M. Chardí, G. García, Y. Maggiotto, B. Dies, V. Paris, J. Barona @ birdingalbufera.es) and 29.1 (M. Chardí, J.I. Dies, C. Mompó @birdingalbufera.es).

Limsco

Photo: © J.I. Dies 26.1.2016

Limsco

Photo: © Guillermo García 26.1.2016

Limsco

Photo: © Guillermo García 26.1.2016

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topoSpotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius (1)
(1) Lanzarote. The bird found on 30.12.2015 at Arrecife, Lanzarote, Camary Islands remained into January 2016 and was seen on 21.1 (F. Javier García Vargas).

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia (1,2,3)
(1) Lugo . On 18.1 a 1w was seen at Nerga,Cángas do Morrazo, Pontevedra (Ana Pérez, José Ramón Gómez). See a photo below and thumbnail here.

Chrphi

Photo: © José Ramón Gómez 18.1.2016

(2) A Coruña . On 20.1 another 1w was found at praia da Gavota, Lires. Carnota, A Coruña (Ramses Perez Rodríguez)

(3) A Coruña . On 25.1 the adult present at Cariño, A Coruña, was seen again (Ricardo Hevia).

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Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan (1,2,3)
(1) Málaga. On 7.1 a bird was at Gualdalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Chris McNaghten). See a photo below and thumbnails here.

Larpip

Photo: © Chris McNaghten 7.1.2016

(2) Alicante. On 10.1 a different bird from above, a 1w, was at Campello beach, Alicante (Jacobo Ramos). See three photos below.

Larpip

Photo: © Jacobo Ramos 10.1.2016

Larpip

Photo: © Jacobo Ramos 10.1.2016

Larpip

Photo: © Jacobo Ramos 10.1.2016

(3) Cantabria. On 28.1 a 1w was seen at P.N. Marismas de Santoña Victoria y Joyel, Cantabria (Óscar Llama y Jesús Menéndez).

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Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus (1)
(1) Málaga. On 10.1 the adult ringed with yellow PVC C.AC0 returned to Málaga harbour (Salvador García Barcelona).

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nCaspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1,2,3-4,5,6,7,8-9,10,11,12,13)
(1) A Coruña. On 1.1.2016 there was a 1w at Ortigueira, A Coruña (Vanessa de Alba, Antonio Núñez)

(2) Navarra. On 2.1.2016 a 1w was seen at Culebrete dump, Navarra (Jose Miguel Grande, Gonzalo Dean, Juan Ignacio Dean, Ricardo Rodríguez). See two photos below (Ricardo Rodríguez). It had been found on 27.12.2015 at the same place (Xabier Remirez, Ricardo Rodríguez; Juan Carlos Lorenzo). This bird was seen again on 13.1 at Culebrete, Tudela, Navarra (Jesús Mari Lekuona, Ricardo Rodriguez, Gorka Gorospe y Juan Carlos Lorenzo Rodolfo). Still there on 16.1 (Ricardo Rodríguez), when photograped extensively. See two photos below and more at Ricardo Rodríguez blog.

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 2.1.2016

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 2.1.2016

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 16.1.2016

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 16.1.2016

(3-4) A Coruña. On 9.1 there were two 1w at Alba beach, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabi Varela). See a photo of one of them below.

Larcac

Photo: © Xabier Varela 9.1.2016

(5) Cantabria On 13.1 a 1w was at Santoña, Cantabria (Jesús Menéndez).

(6) Lugo. On 11.1 there was a 1w at Puerto de O Vicedo, Lugo (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo below.

Larcac

Photo: © David Calleja 11.1.2016

(7) Lugo. On 11.1 another 1w was at Portiño de Morás, Xove, Lugo (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo below and thumbnail here.

Larcac

Photo: © David Calleja 11.1.2016

(8-9) A Coruña. Two 1w were seen on 13.1 at playa de Alba, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabi Varela; José Ramón Sánchez Bugallo). See two photos below).

Larcac

Photo: © Xabier Varela 13.1.2016

Larcac

Photo: © José Ramón Sánchez Bugallo 13.1.2016

(10) A Coruña. On 25.1 there was a bird at Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia).

(11) Cádiz. On 24.1, a 1w ringed with green pVC [XPFT], was seen at Chipiona, Cádiz. This bird had been seen previously at Asturies & Huelva (J.A.Sarry). See a thumbnail here. Still there on 27.1 (J.Luís Garzón,Nerea Franco,Pablo Santonja, Javier Elorriaga, Álex Colorado; J.A. Sarry, Marçal Pla). See a photo below (Álex Colorado).

Larcac

Photo: © Álex Colorado .1.2016

(12) Girona. On 24.1 a 1w was found at Solius dump, Girona (Carlos Álvarez-Cros). See a thumbnail here.

(13) Girona. On 30.1 a 1w was found at Solius dump, Girona (Carlos Álvarez-Cros). See a photo below.

Larcac

Photo: © Carlos Álvarez Cros 30.1.2016

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American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus (1)
(1) Bizkaia The returning 4th winter bird that returned last month to Ondarroa, Bizkaia was seen again on 5.1 at Puerto de Ondarroa, Bizkaia (David Calleja Marcos, Rafael Calleja González). See a photo below.

Larsmi

Photo: © David Calleja 11.1.2016

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nIceland Gull Larus glaucoides (1)
(1) A Coruña The 1w bird found on 6.12 at Ensenada da Insua, Ponteceso, A Coruña was still there on 29.1 (Xosé Penas Patiño, Carlos Pedreira López @ Noticiario Ornitoxeográfico Galego/SGO)

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Kumlien's Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni (1,2)
(1) A Coruña On 9.1 an adult was found at playa de Alba, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabier Varela). See a photo below and a thumbnail here. This bird was seen again on 27.1 (Xabier Varela).

Larglakum

Photo: © Xabier Varela 9.1.2016

(2) A Coruña On 14.1 a 1w was at playa de Matadoiro, Arteixo, A Coruña (José Ramón Sánchez Bugallo; Xose Manuel Carregal). See photos below and thumbnails here (Xosé Manuel Carregal). This bird was seen again on 27.1 (Xabier Varela).

Larglakum

Photo: © Xosé Manuel Carregal 14.1.2016

Larglakum

Photo: © Xosé Manuel Carregal 14.1.2016

Larglakum

Photo: © Xosé Manuel Carregal 14.1.2016

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nGlaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
(1) Lugo The 1w bird found on 7.12.2015 at Burela, Lugo, remained there on 5.1.2016 (Toño Salazar).

(2) Bizkaia On 6.1 a 1w was at Ondarroa, Bizkaia (Gorka Gorospe). See a photo below

Larhyp

Photo: © Gorka Gorospe 6.1.2016

(3) Cantabria On 10.1 a 1w was seen at Castro-Urdiales, Cantabria (Jesús Menéndez). See a photo below.This bird was seen again on 11.1 (Jesús Menéndez)

Larhyp

Photo: © Jesús Menéndez 10.1.2016

(4) Lugo On 11.1 a 1w was at Puerto de Burela, Lugo (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo below.

Larhyp

Photo: © David Calleja 11.1.2016

(5) Cantabria. On 13.1 another 1w was found at Santoña, Cantabria (Jesús Menéndez). See a photo below. This bird remained there on 15.1 (José María Fernández Zapata y Francis del Castillo). Also on 23.1 (Silvia Villodas, Daniel Villodas, Claudia Gil, Beatriz Casado, Alejandro García, Rodrigo Aizcorbe, Berenice Aizcorbe, Rodrigo Maroto, Miguel Pinto, Gonzalo Herrero y Fernando Casado).

Larhyp

Photo: © Jesús Menéndez 13.1.2016

(6) A Coruña. A 1w was seen on 13.1 at playa de Alba, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabi Varela). See a photo below.

Larhyp

Photo: © Xabier Varela 13.1.2016

(7) Bizkaia. On 15.1 a 1w was at Laminazpe, Mundaka, Bizkaia (Gorka Gorospe). See a photo below and two thumbnails here.

Larhyp

Photo: © Gorka Gorospe 15.1.2016

(8) Bizkaia. On 15.1 there was a 1w at Ondarroa, Bizkaia (Juan Carlos Andrés). It was still there on 30.1 (Gorka Gorospe), see two photos below and thumbnail here.

Larhyp

Photo: © Gorka Gorospe 30.1.2016

Larhyp

Photo: © Gorka Gorospe 30.1.2016

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Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti (1)
(1) Toledo . A bird that was present in the area since December 2015 was seen again in late January, e.g. on 27.1 when photographed and videotaped (José Luís Anguita; Jus Pérez Martín). See photos below (Jus Pérez). On 31.1 it was still there (Gabriel Lorenzo Martínez, Félix Acón Muñoz, Rodrigo Jiménez), see a thumbnail here.

Oendes

Photo: © Jus Pérez Martín 27.1.2016

Oendes

Photo: © Jus Pérez Martín 27.1.2016

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Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus (1) 1ST FOR SPAIN
(1) Castelló . One bird was hunted at Rosell, Castelló, on 17.1 in an area rich in Song Thrushes (Turdus philomelos). the bird was alone though (pers.com. to Alfonso González) and it will be kept mounted. See photos below (Alfonso González).

Turobs

Photo: © Alfonso González 17.1.2016

Turobs

Photo: © Alfonso González 17.1.2016

Turobs

Photo: © Alfonso González 17.1.2016

Turobs

Photo: © Alfonso González 17.1.2016

Turobs

Photo: © Alfonso González 17.1.2016

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Garden Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus (1)
(1) Cádiz . On 8.1 a bird was singing at Tarifa, Cádiz (J.A. Sarry).

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Presumed hybrid Carrion x Pied Crow Corvus corone x cornix (1)
(1) Palencia . On 3.1 a bird showing intermediate characters between both species was seen at Perales, Palencia (Fernando Jubete; Martín Rey, Cesar Díez, Fernando Casado y Daniel Saldaña). See Martín Rey blog for more details.

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Pallas' Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus (1)
(1) Málaga. On 4.1 a bird was reported from Nerja, Málaga N at 36°46'55.05" W 3°51'03.33" (Robert Locusse)

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nYellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (1,2-5,6,7,8-9)
topo(1) Fuerteventura. On 1.1. there remained a bird at Pájara, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Eckhard Möller).It remained on 4.1 100m east of church (David Walsh)

topo(2-5) Fuerteventura. From 1-3.1.2016 there were four birds at SBH Costa Calma Palace Hotel gardens, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Michael Opitz)

(6) Granada. On 3.1 a bird was at Granada (Klaas Vedder @ observado.org)

topo(7) Fuerteventura. On 4.1 a bird was at Betancuria, 100m north of car park, Fuerteventura, Canary is, (David Walsh)

(8-9) Cádiz. On 8.1 two birds were seen at Sánlucar de Barrameda town, Cádiz (J.A. Sarry, Carlos Moreno, Fernando E. Navarrete y Violeta).One of the two birds was still present in the area on 27.1 (J.Luís Garzón,Nerea Franco,Pablo Santonja, Javier Elorriaga, Álex Colorado). See two photos below (Álex Colorado).

Phyino

Photo: © Álex Colorado 27.1.2016

Phyino

Photo: © Álex Colorado 27.1.2016

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Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus (1)
(1) Girona. On On 8.1 a bird was found at Closa de les Molleroses, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Miquel Angel Fuentes, Gerard Dalmau; O.Clarabuch, A.Burgas, G.Carbonell, M.A.Lucena, J.Ventura, M.Gravalós). It remained there on 9.1 when many observers saw it (A.Burgas, G.Dalmau and multiple observers). On 10.1 it continued there (Pau G. Campderròs, Víctor Estrada, Joan Estrada). See photos below and thumbnails here. The bird was seen again on 14.1 when it was still at Les Molleroses canal, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Sergi Sales, Ricard Gutiérrez), it was videotaped using digiscoping, see below (Ricard Gutiérrez). On 15.1.2016 it moved to the nearby (50 m distance) Quim Franch hide, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Leestmans Jozef @ ornitho.cat ) but on 16.1 it was again at the original site (Guillem Izquierdo). On 17.1 it remained there (Lluís Gustamante, Jordi Martí-Aledo; (Quique Carballal, Jordi Sala, Sílvia Colls). The bird was seen again on 18.1 (Marc Rovira, Gemma Hurtado @ ornitho.cat). The bird was seen again on 23.1 (Jordi Martí-Aledo) and 24.1 (Hugo Foxonet; Albert Alonso @ornitho.cat). Still present on 30.1 (Xavier Aute; Xavier Riera) to 31.1 (Guillem Saguer @ornitho.cat).

Phyfus

Photo: © Albert Burgas 8.1.2016

Phyfus

Photo: © Albert Burgas 9.1.2016

Phyfus

Photo: © Miquel Àngel Fuentes 8.1.2016

 

Video: © Ricard Gutiérrez 14.1.2016

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Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1,2,3,4)
topo(1) Fuerteventura. On 3.1 a bird was seen at La Lajita, Pájara Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Michael Opitz)

(2) Lleida. On 4.1 one was reported at Utxesa reservoir, Torres de Segre, Lleida (Quim Minoves)

(3) Girona. On 14.1 a bird was seen at Estanys d'Europa, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Àlex Ollé). See two photos below (Àlex Ollé).

Phycoltri

Photo: © Àlex Ollé 14.1.2016

Phycoltri

Photo: © Àlex Ollé 14.1.2016

(4) Girona. On 24.1 a bird was seen at El Matà, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Hugo Foxonet @ornitho.cat).

(5) Girona. On 31.1 the bird seen and heard previously at Ter Vell, L'Estartit, Girona, was seen again (Gerard Dalmau).

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Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva (1)
(1) Huesca. A breeding plumaged bird was found on 16.1 at San Cosme, Huesca (Juan Carlos Albero, José María Canudo). It was relocated on 17.1 morning (Javier Capalvo, Luís Gracia, Jesús Lavedán). and afternoon (Juan Carlos Albero), see a photo below, and thumbnail here.Seen again on 18.1.2016 (Javier Train -photo below-, Josele Saiz, Dani Cazo, Alberto Bueno), 19.1 (Gorka Gorospe -photo below- , Ricardo Rodríguez - more photos in his blog here -, Miguel Grande and Jesús Mari Lekuona) and 21.1 (Jesús Remirz, Emilio Salvatierra).

Ficpar

Photo: © Juan Carlos Albero 17.1.2016

Ficpar

Photo: © Javier Train 18.1.2016

Ficpar

Photo: © Gorka Gorospe 19.1.2016

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Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1)
(1) Asturias. On 24.1 a bird was found at Ría del Nalón, Muros del Nalón, Asturias (Daniel López Velasco, Roberto Menéndez). Twitched later too (Manuel Quintana Becerra y Charo Fdez Montaño).

Embpus

Photo: © Manuel Quintana, 24.1.2016

 

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The Bean Goose remained at Doñana into 2016 where it was seen on 2.1 (José Márquez).
Calsub
Calsub
Calsub
Calsub
The Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Delta de l'Ebre on 2.1 (above) and 3.1 (last below) (Ricard Gutiérrez)
Phyfus
Phyfus
The Dusky Warbler at Aiguamolls de l'Empordà on 8.1 (Albert Burgas)
Cirmac
Cirmac
The Pallid Harrier at El Hondo, Alicante, on 2.1 (Stefán Aki Ragnarsson)
Vangre
The Sociable Lapwing at Trujillo, Cáceres (César Clemente)
Aqupom
The Lesser Spotted Eagle at La Janda, Cádiz, on 6.1 (Javier Elorriaga)

Vangre

The Sociable Lapwing at El Hondo, Alicante (marked with an arrow) (Pablo Perales)
Egrgargul
The presumed hybrid Egret at Odiel marshes, Huelva (Aurora Es)
Larglakum
The adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull at playa de Alba, Arteixo, on 9.1 (Xabier Varela)
Aytaff
The drake Lesser Scaup at Embalse de Orellana, Cáceres as on 16.1 (José V. Oropesa)
Aytcol
Aytcol
Aytcol
Aytcol
The drake Ring-necked Duck at Cuenca from 12-1.1 (Fernando Alonso)
Aqucla
The adult Great Spotted Eagle 'Not Tonn' seen at El Hondo, Alicante on 14.1 (Jana Marco)
Vangre
The Sociable lapwing seen at El Hondo, Alicante on 14.1 (Jana Marco)
Vangre
The Sociable lapwing at Cáceres on 11.1 (Gonzalo Criado).
Larcac
The Caspian gull at Portiño de Morás, Xove, Lugo on 11.1 (David Calleja Marcos)
Larglakum
Larglakum
The Kumlien's Gull at Matadoiro, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xose Manuel Carregal).
Larhyp
Larhyp
The Glaucous Gull at Laminazpe, Mundaka, Bizkaia on 15.1 (Gorka Gorospe)
Ficpar
The Red-breasted Flycatcher surpisingly found on 16.1 at San Cosme, Huesca (Juan Carlos Albero, José María Canudo).
Larpip
Larpip
Larpip
Larpip
Larpip
The Franklin's Gull at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga on 7.1 (Chris McNaughten)
Porall
The Allen's Gallinule at Málaga on 16.1 (Manolo Macías).
Chrphi
The Bonaparte's Gull at Lugo (José Ramón Gómez)
LImsco
The Dowitcher at Carnota, A Coruña, on 21.1 (Daniel López-Velasco)
The Eyebrowed Thrush at Castelló, the 1st for Spain that was taken by a Songh Thrush and shot (Alfonso González)
Mermer
Mermer
Mermer
The Goosander at Mar Menor (Richard Howard, above, A.J. Hernández below).
Cygcyg
The Whooper Swan at Gijón remained until late January (José V Oropesa)
Phomin
Phomin
Up to six Lesser Flamingos at Veta La Palma, Sevilla. One of the largest numbers of the last years (J.L.Arroyo).
Poralle
The Málaga Allen's Gallinule was last seen on 18.1 (Peter Ashley)
Larcac
The traveller ringed Caspian Gull at Chipiona, Cádiz on 24.1 (J.A.Sarry)
Larcac
The sole Caspian gull seen in Girona in January 2016 was at Solius dump (Carlos Álvarez Cros)
Limsco
The Long-billed Dowitcher at Albufera de Valencia (Guillermo García)
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Egrgargul
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The presumed hybrid egret at Salobrar de Campos, Mallorca on 29.1 (Michael Montier above, Pere Garcies below)
Podpod
The 2nd Pied-billed Grebe at Gran Canaria photographed in late January (Miguel Avelino Suárez)
Larhyp
The Glaucous Gull at Ondarroa, Bizkaia on 30.1 (Gorka Gorospe).
Oendes
The Desert Wheatear remained inland at Toledo until the last day of January (Gabriel Lorenzo)
 

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