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FEBRUARY 2018 NEWS

 

topoTaxa index (n= 6 + 25 = 31) + (0) Gibraltar
GALLOANSERAE
 
Cygnus cygnus Anas americana

Mergellus albellus

Mergus merganser
Anas discors Bucephala clangula    

NEOAVES

Gavia pacifica Crex crex Larus smithsonianus Sylvia deserti
Ixobrychus sturmii Charadrius semipalmatus Lanius (m.) pallidirostris Pastor roseus
Phaeton aethereus Numenius hudsonicus Corvus cornix Turdus obscurus
Aquila clanga Limnodromus scolopaceus Alaemon alaudipes Anthus hodgsoni
Aquila pomarina Tringa flavipes Phylloscopus collybita tristis Acanthis cabaret
Buteo rufinus Larus glaucoides kumlieni Sylvia deserticola Emberiza pusilla
  Chroicocephalus philadelphia    


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GALLOANSERAE

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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1)
(1)
Burgos. A bird of those seen previously at Pantano del Ebro, Burgos was seen on 24.2 at Embalse del Ebro RNat--Cabañas de Virtus, Burgos (Alberto Benito @eBird).

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Blue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)

(1) A Coruña. The drake seen at A Insua, Ponteceso, A Coruña last month continued into February. In late January it was photographed on 28.1 (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares), see below. In early February it contined there on 3.2 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra), see a thumbnail here. On 4.2 it was still there (Xabier Vázquez Pumariño @eBird; Jordi García Mora @eBird; Manuel Xestoso @eBird). This bird remained there on 8.2 (Delfín González) and 10.2 (Cosme Damián Romay -thumbnail here - ; José Luís Lorenzo ‘Colón’; Jesús Menéndez @eBird). The drake remained at A Insua on 18.2 (Rocío Sus Pérez; Jose M. Canudo, Alfredo Sánchez Galán, Aitor Mora @ eBird) and 23.2 (Sara Navarro, Maria Luisa García, Manu Santa Cruz, Miguel Angel García, Felisa Verdejo @eBird).

Anadis

Photo: © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares 23.1.2018

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American Wigeon Anas americana (1)

(1) A Coruña. A female was seen at Encoro do Rosadoiro, Sabón reservoir, Arteixo, A Coruña on 12.2 (Cosme Damián Romay; Xabier Varela, José Ramón Sánchez Bugallo). On 14.2 it was still there (José Ramón Bugallo, Carla Soaje, Cosme Damián Romay). The bird had been there remaining unidentified since 31.1.Still present at Sabón on 17.2 (Maria José Valencia; Unai Fuente; José Gómez Aparicio; Xurxo Piñeiro @ eBird), 18.2 (Rocío Sus Pérez; Jose M. Canudo, Alfredo Sánchez Galán, Aitor Mora @ eBird).The bird was seen again on 25.2 at Encoro de Rexedoiro, Sabón, Arteixo (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares), at UTM coordinates X: 541.133,63 / Y: 4.796.160,14. See two photos below (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares).Still there on 27.2 (Chicho García Rey), see photos below.

Anaame

Photo: © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares 25.2.2018

Anaame

Photo: © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares 25.2.2018

Anaame

Photo: © Chicho García Rey 27.2.2018

Anaame

Photo: © Chicho García Rey 27.2.2018

Photo: © Chicho García Rey 27.2.2018

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Goldeneye Bucephala clangula (1,2)
(1)
Cantabria. The bird wintering at Marismas Blancas, Astillero, Santander bay, Cantabria was seen again on 3.2 ( Alberto Benito, Javier Hernández @ eBird). Still present on 9.2 (Luis Mario Arce, José Antonio García Pérez, Javier López Otaola, Justine LeVaillant, Erica Calabretta, Alba López, Álvaro Varela García y otros/SEO-Asturias). Still there on 10.2 (Tania Rodríguez, Javier Beneitez, SEO/Asturias Grupo Local @eBird, Jose Antonio Garcia @eBird) and 11.2 (Cristian Osorio, Daniel Sanz @ aves cantábricas web).The bird at Marismas blancas continued there on 18.2 (Serafín Alarcón @eBird) and 24.2 (Javier Hernández, Miguel Rodríguez Esteban @ eBird) to 26.2 (Javi Elorriaga @ eBird)..

(2) Navarra. The long-staying bird was seen again on 9.2 at Zolina pond, Navarra (Gorka Gorospe, Yanina Maggiotto @eBird). The bird at Balsa de Zolina was seen again on 16.2 (Haritz Sarasa) and 18.2 (David Arranz @ eBird) to c.20.2 (José María De La Peña Rubio). See a photo below and more in his blog here. Still there on 23.2 (Jorge Nubla @eBird).

Buccla

Photo: © José María De La Peña 20.2.2018

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Smew Mergellus albellus (1)
(1)
Cantabria. A drake reached Pozón de la Dolores pond, Camargo, Cantabria on 7.2 (Manuel Giandriddo). Still there on 8.2 (Guillermo Rodríguez; José Guerra, Marc Gàlvez @eBird; Jesús Menéndez @ eBird) and 9.2 (Uca Díaz; José Portillo, Álvaro Bustamante, Miguel Martín Portillo; Jesús Menéndez @ Aves cantábricas) and 9.2 (Luis Mario Arce, José Antonio García Pérez, Javier López Otaola, Justine LeVaillant, Erica Calabretta, Alba López, Álvaro Varela García y otros/SEO-Asturias) to 10.2 (Rubén Barreda @ Aves cantábricas; Javier Hernández @ eBird; Antonio Rodríguez @eBird; José Velasco @eBird). See photos below and thumbnails here. Still there on 11.2 (Javier Cañadas @eBird) and 12.2 (Rubén Barreda @ aves cantábricas web). .

Meralb

Photo: © Tarik Laurent Vazquez 9.2.2018

Meralb

Photo: © Luis Mario Arce 9.2.2018

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Merganser Mergus merganser (1,2)
(1)
Gipuzkoa. On 13.2 a bird was found at Txingudi--Plaiaundi, Gipuzkoa (Leo San José). Seen later too (José F. Esparcia @eBird). On 14.2 it was still there (Itziar Gutiérrez). See a thumbnail here. The bird at Plaiaundi was seen again on 21.2 (José F. Esparcia@ eBird)

(2) Barcelona. A bird was seen on 21.2 at Bassa dels Pollancres, Maresma de les Filipines, Delta del Llobregat, Viladecans, Barcelona (Manuel Pineda). See a photo below. The only bird in Catalunya this winter.

Mermer

Photo: © Manuel Pineda 21.2.2018

 

NEOAVES

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PACIFIC DIVER Gavia pacifica (1) 2ND FOR SPAIN
(1) Zaragoza. The bird seen from 10.1 at Civan reservoir, Caspe, Zaragoza was seen in February on 3.2 (José Portillo, María José Valencia, César Clemente , Jose María Zapata).Last seen on 18.2 (communicated by Aitor Mora)..

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topoAFRICAN DWARF BITTERN Ixobrychus sturmii (1) 5th for Canaries & Spain, 6th for the WP
(1) Fuerteventura. The bird found on 1.12.2017 at Rio Cabras gorge, SE of of Tesjuate, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (28°28'32.7"N 13°54'11.0"W) continued in the rio Cabras gorge into February. On 3.2 it was still there Still present (Phil Saunders).Still around on 5.2 (Bruce Kerr @ eBird) and 6.2 (Daan Drukker @ observado.es). Also seen on 8.2 (Guus van Duin @observado.es) and 10.2 (Thomas van der Es @ observado.es).Seen again during mid February, almost on a daily basis by foreign visitors: 12.2 (Jeroen Bes @observado.es), 13.2 1 ind (Johan Buckens @obsevado.es), 14.2 (Andrew Kinghorn), 15.2 (Thomas van der Es @observado.es) and 16.2 (Roger L.Musgrove).Still there on 17.2 (Kevin Lane), 18.2 (Daniel Kratzer; Kevin Lane), 19.2 (Robin Chittenden), 20.2 (Roger L.Musgrove) and 21.2 (Cantley Steve) to 22.2 (David Elliott) and 23.2 (Thomas Gibson @eBird).Still there on 27-28.2 (James Kennerley, Peter Kennerley) and into March.

Ixostu

Photo: © Rob Clipson 30.1.2018

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topoRed-billed Tropicbird Phaeton aethereus (1)
(1) (1) La Gomera. A 1w was reported on 20.2 from Tenerife to La Gomera ferry, Canary Island (Domingos Leitao @ eBird).

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Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1,2)
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Cádiz. The bird seen last month at La Janda was seen again on 3.2 (Javi Elorriaga, Rafa Garcia, Rafa Benjumea @ eBird) and 7.2 (José María Fernández Zapata @eBird), 9.2 (Javi Elorriaga; Laura Schwartz @eBird) and 10.2 F.Javier Salcedo Ortiz, Albert Savijn @ observado.es).Seen again on 12.2 at Benalup-Casas Viejas, La Janda, Cádiz (J.A.Sarry @observado.es).

(2) Alicante. On 15.2 a ringed indiviual with white '7X' was at El Hondo, Alicante (Paul Dando via Malcolm Palmer). This bird appears to be Estonian. See a photo below. This or another bird qwas seen on 10.2 a bird was seen at El Hondo NR, Elx, Alicante (Peter Allen, Paul Garrett. Mark Atherton and Barry Chambers).

Accla

Photo: © Paul Dando 15.2.2018

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Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
(1,2,3)
(1) Sevilla. The bird seen last month, a returning individual, was seen again on 3.2 at La Janda (Ricky Owen @observado.es).

(2) Cádiz. A bird was seen at La Janda, Cádiz on 3.2 (Ricky Owen @observado.es). On 13.2 the bird seen at La Janda was photographed again (Helen Commandeur @observado.es)..

(3) Cádiz. A presumed hybrid with clanga was reported on 10.2 from Benalup, Casas Viejas, La Janda, Cádiz (Albert Savijn, F. Javier Salcedo @ observado.es)..

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
(1)
(1) Sevilla. On 3.2 a bird was reported from Sierra de Estepa, Sevilla flying with a Common Buzzard (Fco Javier Pérez @eBird).

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Corncrake Crex crex
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(1) Barcelona. On 28.2 a bird was flushed at Ca l'Arana beach, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Ferran López).

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topoSemipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus (1)
(1) Tenerife. The bird present last month at Tejita, Tenerife, Canary Islands (28.0323645,-16.5605593), remained in the area on 1.1 (Guus van Duin @ observado.es), 2.2 (David Walsh), see a photo below. Also present on 4.2 (Thomas van der Es @observado.es). Still present on 8-9.2.2018 Still present (Thomas van der Es, see two photos below; Mark Beevers). On 12.2 (Phil Benstead) and 14-16.2 it was still showing well at Médano, Tenerife, Canary islands (Rob Wilton). Still present on 17.2 (Ashwin Viswanathan @eBird) and 20.2 (Yves Hoebeke, Filip Goussaert @ observado.es). .

Chasem

Photo: © David Walsh 2.2.2018

Chasem

Photo: © Thomas van der Es 9.2.2018

Chasem

Photo: © Thomas van der Es 9.2.2018

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HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL Numenius hudsonicus (1) LONG STAYER 2ND FOR SPAIN
(1)
Cantabria. The bird found on 29.1.2017 was seen again on 3.2 at Cicero, Santoña, Cantabria (Oriol Tello, Oriol Cortés, Àlex Omedes, Àlex Martín, Jordi Juanós, Carles Giménez, Andreu Casanova, Oriol Muntané). See a thumbnail here (Àlex Martín). Seen again on 8.2 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra) and 9.2 (Luis Mario Arce, José Antonio García Pérez, Javier López Otaola, Justine LeVaillant, Erica Calabretta, Alba López, Álvaro Varela García y otros/SEO-Asturias). See photos below. Still there on 10..2 (Tania Rodríguez, Javier Beneitez, SEO/Asturias Grupo Local @eBird; Jose Antonio Garcia@eBird ).Seen again on 15.2 (Jose M. Canudo @eBird)and 25.2 (Javier Hernández, Miguel Rodríguez Esteban,Alberto Benito @eBird)..

Numhud

Photo: © Luis Mario Arce 9.2.2018

Numhud

Photo: © Tarik Laurent Vazquez 9.2.2018

Numhud

Photo: © Tarik Laurent Vazquez 9.2.2018

Numhud

Photo: © Tarik Laurent Vazquez 9.2.2018

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Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus (1)
(1) Huelva. On 12.2 a bird was seen and videotaped at Odiel marshes, Huelva (Jose Manuel Mendez Garcia). See a vidcap below.

Limsco

Photo: © Jose Manuel Mendez Garcia 12.2.2018

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Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes (1,2)
(1) Girona. The bird found on 22.11.2017 at La Pletera, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona then relocated at Pals ricefields, near Basses d'en Coll, Pals, Girona where it remained the whole January was seen again on 3.2 (Quique Carballal, Javier Valladares; Joan Goy @ ornitho.cat).On 24.2 it was relocated (Ramon Aguilar @ ornitho.cat) and seen again on 28.2 (Albert Burgas @ornitho.cat)...

(2) Tarragona. On 15.2 a relocated or new individual was found at El Serrallo ricefields, Sant Jaume d'Enveja, Montsià (David Bigas). See a thumbnail here.

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia (1)
(1) Zaragoza. On 28.2 a 1w was found at Casablanca water tanks, Zaragoza city (Luis Gracia). It continued there in March 2018. See a photo below and thumbnail here.

Chrphi

Photo: © Luis Gracia 28.2.2018

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Kumlien's Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni (1,2)
(1) A Coruña. The 6th-ever adult for Galicia found at Valdoviño beach, A Coruña, on 26.1 was relocated at Playa de Alba, Arteixo, A Coruña on 1.2 (Xabier Varela).It remained there on 10-11.2 (Xabier Varela; Jesús
Menéndez @ eBird) while on 8.2 it had been at Cerceda dump, A Coruña (Mariano Martínez).

(2) A Coruña. A 1w seen previously at Ría de Lires, A Coruña was seen again on 4.2 (Xabier Vázquez Pumariño @eBird) and on 10.2 (Jesús Menéndez). See a thumbnail here.

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American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus (1,2)
(1) A Coruña. The returning adult 'Barrilete' was seen again at Lires, Ceé, A Coruña on 3.2 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra). This bird was seen again on 10.2 at the same place, see a thumbnail here (Jesús Menéndez).The adult was seen again on 23.2 (Sara Navarro, Maria Luisa García, Manu Santa Cruz, Miguel Angel García, Felisa Verdejo @eBird).

(2) Bizkaia. The returning bird 'Ondarru' was seen again at Ondárroa, Bizkaia on 16.2 (Juan Carlos Andrés). On 17.2 Ondarru was seen again (Juan Carlos Andrés), see a photo below, more in his blog here and a thumbnail here. On 20.2 it was seen and photographed as well (Jesús Mari Lekuona Sánchez; Juan Carlos Andrés @ornitho.eus), see photos below and a thumbnail here..

Larsmi

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 17.2.2018

Larsmi

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.2.2018

Larsmi

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.2.2018

Larsmi

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.2.2018

Larsmi

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.2.2018

Larsmi

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.2.2018

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Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius (meridionalis) pallidirostris (1)
(1) Girona. A bird was found on 28.2 at Serra de Daró, Baix Empordà (Albert Burgas). Its identification was confirmed the following day (see March page and a gallery here).

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Hooded Crow Corvus cornix (1-4)
(1-3) Barcelona. Between 1-3 birds were seen in early February from El Prat de Llobregat town, through Llobregat river to Mercabarna market in Barcelona: 1.2 at El Prat town (Enric de Roa @ ornitho.cat), 3 on 2.2 at Mercabarna market (Salvador Serra, see photo below), 2 on 3.2 at Nelson Mandela bridge, El Prat de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat (Jordi Morote @ ornitho.cat).A bird was seen again on 9.2 at Castelldefels, Barcelona (Sergi Sales) while another was seen afterwards at Nelson Mandela bridge, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona (Sergi Sales). Perhaps the later is one of the 5 missing the last days from El Prat. On 13.2 there were two individuals at Nelson Mandela bridge, El Prat de Llobregat (Pau Esteban @ornitho.cat). There were four at the same bridge on 19.2 (Ferran López @ Delta del Llobregat bird news blog and 2-3 at the same area on 20.2 (Pau Esteban, Raúl Bastida @ornitho.cat).From late February birds seem a bit more mobile. On 25.2 two birds were seen at Zona Franca, Barcelona (Carol García Bidasoa @ eBird)..

Corcor

Photo: © Salvador Serra 2.2.2018

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topoHoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes (1)
(1)
Lanzarote. Belated news. Probably the same bird seen this winter was seen again elsewhere in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on 8.2 (Juan Sagardia @ surfbirds). On 15.2 there was a bird still at Sóo, Lanzarote, Canary islands (Antonio Unquiles, Francisco Javier García Vargas –see photos below-; Johan Buckens @observado.es). The Hoopoe lark was still present on the Famara plains, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on 21.2 (Daniele Ardizzone). See a photo below..

Alaala

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 15.2.2018

Alaala

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 15.2.2018

Alaala

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 15.2.2018

Alaala

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 15.2.2018

Alaala

Photo: © Daniele Ardizzone 21.2.2018

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Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1,2,3)
(1)
Barcelona. The bird found in November at Bassa dels Pollancres, Maresma de les Filipines, Delta del Llobregat, Viladecans, Baix Llobregat remained in the area on 1.2 (Eduard Batista @ornitho.cat).

(2) Gipuzkoa. On 10.2 a bird ws seen at Txingudi--Plaiaundi, Gipuzkoa (José F. Esparcia @eBird) . Seen again on 11.2 (José F. Esparcia; Itziar Gutiérrez @eBird). See thumbnails here

(3) Cáceres. On 26.2 a bird was reported at 10.2 at Embalse de Valdesalor, Cáceres (Raúl Granados @eBird).

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topoTRISTRAM'S WARBLER Sylvia deserticola (1-2) 2nd - 3rd FOR SPAIN
(1-2) Fuerteventura. The two birds seen last month at Barranco de la Torre, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands remained there on 3.2 (Phil Saunders; Dave Andrews @ eBird). See a photo from late January below (Rob Clipson). No news of the bird reported in January from La Pared area. On 5.2 and 9.2 at least one bird was seen and heard singing (Bruce Kerr @ eBird). On 10.2 one was seen again (Francisco Javier García Vargas). See photos below. Seen during the following week too: 11.2 (Thomas van der Es @observado.es), 12.2 (1 ind, Jeroen Bes @observado.es), 13.2 1 ind (Johan Buckens @obsevado.es), 15.2 1 ind (Filip Goussaert @observado.es), 16.2 1 ind (Daniel Kratezer @observado.es; Roger L.Musgrove). At least one bird remained in the area on 16.2 (Roger L. Musgrove),18.2 (Ashwin Viswanathan @ eBird) and 19.2 (Kevin Lane). See a photo below (Kevin Lane).

Syldes

Photo: © Rob Clipson 30.1.2018

Syldes

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 10.2.2018

Syldes

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 10.2.2018

Syldes

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 10.2.2018

Syldes

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 10.2.2018

Syldes

Photo: © Kevin Lane 19.2.2018

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topoAfrican Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti (1)
(1) Fuerteventura. The bird found on 29.1 at Barranco de la Torre, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, at Tamarisks near the sea was seen again on 3.2 (Gonzalo Deán @eBird).

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Rosy Starling Pastor roseus (1)
(1) Barcelona. On 25.2 an adult was found at Premià de Mar, Barcelona, attending a roost where it had been recorded along the week. At least 8 observers watched it (Pep Cusó, Ferran Pujol, Andrés García Ródenas et al). See a photo below (Andrés García Ródenas).
On 26.2 the adult was still around, despite it was seen briefly (Marc Gàlvez, Sergi Sales, Jesús Fontcuberta, Ignácio López et al), see a photo below (Marc Gàlvez). On 28 it was seen again (Daniel Roca)..

Pasros

Photo: © Andrés García Ródenas 25.2.2018

Pasros

Photo: © Marc Gàlvez 26.2.2018

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EYE-BROWED THRUSH Turdus obscurus (1) 4TH FOR SPAIN
(1) Cádiz. On 22.2 a 1w bird was found at Parque Kotinoussa, Cádiz town, Cádiz (Carmela Quijano). It was seen again on 23.2 (Rafa García Costales, José Mª Fernández Zapata, JM Lubián et al @observado.es) to 24.2 (José Mª Lubián R. de Agredano , Álex Colorado; José Márquez, Helena Torné, AJ Sepúlveda, Carlos A. Torralvo , Aleix Gutierrez, Juan Miguel González et al). See a photo below (Álex Colorado) and three more too (José Márquez). Seen again on 25.2 (Carlos Gutierrez-Expósito @eBird; Sergio Picó - see a photo below-; Paco Chiclana – see a video below, Mario Martín, José Antonio Lama @eBird; Fernando del Valle, Rafael García @eBird; Ashwin Viswanathan @eBird). Still present on 26.2 (Juan Martín Bermúdez @ eBird, José Maria Lubián @eBird), 27.2 (Francisco Becerra)and 28.2 ( Julio Ortega @eBird; 27.2 (Victor Manuel Porras, Andres de la Cruz @eBird) .

Turobs

Photo: © Álex Colorado 24.2.2018

Turobs

Photo: © José Márquez 24.2.2018

Turobs

Photo: © José Márquez 24.2.2018

Turobs

Photo: © José Márquez 24.2.2018

Video: © Paco Chiclana 25.2.2018

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topoOlive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni (1-4)
(1-4) Fuerteventura. Four birds were seen again at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands on 4.2 (Dave Andrews; Phil Saunders). They have overwintered the wholse season from November 2017. See a photo below. There were three at Costa Calma on 14.2 (Thomas van der Es @observado.es). Seen again on 17.2 (Yves Hoebeke, Filip Goussaert @ observado.es), 19.2, 3 ind (Daniel Kratzer) and 20.2 , 1 bird (Ashwin Viswanathan @ eBird)..

Anthod

Photo: © Dave Andrews 4.2.2018

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Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret (1,2-3,4,5,6-7,8-15) SMALL INFLUX
(1)
Girona. On 4.2 a bird was seen near Mas els Terrats, Susqueda reservoir, Susqueda, Girona (Gabri de Jesús).

(2-3) Lleida. In the middle of a cold spell involving snow storms below 1000m height, a bird was found on 4.2 at Alàs i Cerc, just NW of Alàs, Lleida (Joan Tatjé). Later in the day a 2nd bird was found together with bird '1' at the same place (Quim Minoves). See a thumbnail here.

(4) Barcelona. On 9.2 a bird was seen and photographed at Montjuïc mountain, Barcelona (Lucy sp @ ornitho.cat). The bird was not relocated neither on 9.2 nor 10.2 despite search.

(5) Lleida. On 9.2 a bird was found at Solsona, S of the city near C-75, Solsonès (Daniel Mañas). On 10.2 it was still there (Dani Mañas, David Mingorance, Carlos sp) and on 11.2 too (Daniel Mañas, Sergio Hoces; Albert Manero). See photos enclosed. Still one bird at Solsona. Seen again on 13.2 (Miquel Casas), 14.2 (Joan Padró, Jordi Comellas @ornitho.cat), 15.2 (Marc Gàlvez; Xavier Parra @ornitho.cat), 16.2 (Sergi Sales; Jordi Comellas; Xesco Puigdomenec @ornitho.cat) and 17.2 (Ferran Pujol; Eugeni Capella). See a full gallery on this individual at Rarebirds.cat website here. This bird remained faithful to its stream area S of Solsona where it was seen again on 17.2 (Eugeni Capella), 21.2 (José Guerra, Marc Gàlvez; Joan Giménez, Ricard Gutiérrez; Bernat Iglesias) or 24.2 (Manolo Romero; Carles Oliver) to 25.2 (Marc Noguera)..

Acacab

Photo: © Albert Manero 11.2.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Albert Manero 11.2.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Albert Manero 11.2.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Albert Manero 11.2.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Sergio Hoces 12.2.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Sergio Hoces 12.2.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Sergio Hoces 12.2.2018

(6-7) Burgos. On 8.2 two birds were found at Parque de la Luz, Burgos city (Javier Pi). See a photo below. Also seen by more authors (Miguel Pérez Sáinz, Fernando Casado, César Díaz, Diego Santamaria, Miguel A. Pinto Cebrián, Rafael Díez @eBird). Seen briefly on 9.2 (communicated by José Portillo). The bird was seen again on 26.2 (César Diez @eBird) and two on 27.2 (Miguel A. Pinto @eBird).

Acacab

Photo: © César Díaz 8.2.2018

Acacab

Photo: © César Díaz 8.2.2018

(8-15) Navarra. On 19-20.2 at least 8 ind remained at Citadelle, Pamplona city, Navarra (Emilio Salvatierra; Gorka Gorospe et al).

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Fuerteventura. There were at least three birds at at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands on 4.2 (Dave Andrews, Phil Saunders). See a photo below. On 9.2 there were five birds at Costa Calma (David Walsh). Number raised to 6 on 14.2 (Thomas van der Es @observado.es).There was at least a bird on 17.2 (Filip Goussaert), 19.2 (Daniel Kratzer), two the same day (Kevin Lane, see a photo below), 3 on 20.2 (Ashwin Viswanathan) and two individuals at Costa Calma on 22.2 (David Elliott) and 25.2 (David Elliot, see a photo below) .

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Photo: © Dave Andrews 4.2.2018

Embpus

Photo: © Kevin Lane 19.2.2018

Embpus

Photo: ©David Elliot 25.2.2018

 

 


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    • 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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Anser brachyrhynchus, Aythya collaris, Egretta gularis × garzetta, Gyps rueppellii, Circus macrourus, Calidris melanotos, Calidris subruficollis, Phalaropus lobatus, Larus cachinnans, Larus glaucoides glaucoides, Larus hyperboreus, Sterna bengalensis, Sterna dougallii, Motacilla citreola and Phylloscopus inornatus not considered national Spanish rarities since 1.1.2016 but included here for reference as near-rarities and featured in grey colour and marked with a n

From 1.1.2017 no records of Larus cachinnans will be included in the website. The species has proven to be regular and it is no longer consider a national rarity. Indeed, there are more cachinanns that L.delawarensis records. Sightings of the rest of species 'ex-rarities' are variable from one year to another, offer some id challenges or are of overall interest, and hence they will be featured in the website as in 2016 for the sake of completeness. Phylloscopus inornatus is still included to better understand the apparent changes in its pattern of occurrence including wintering records, despite the tremendous amount of birds recorded in 2016.

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Recent reports includes the latest sightings from the whole of Spain, as known from year 2000 boundaries, 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 can be used by SEO/BirdLife RC or other rarities committees for their knowledge if enough substantiated. Inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind. Photos could be cropped for editorial reasons.Gibraltar news are included thanks to Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society, as well as Andorra or other areas offshore, 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, but note above change of policy from January 2016. 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, 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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The Blue-winged Teal at Ponteceso, A Coruña on 3.2 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra).
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The Hudsonian Whimbrel resident at Santoña, Cantabria as on 3.2 (Àlex Martín).
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One of the Lesser Redpolls near La Seu d'Urgell, at Alàs i Cercs, on 4.2 (Quim Minoves).
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The Lesser Redpoll at Solsona found by Daniel Mañas on 9.2 (two photos below), seen on 10.2 (Josep Bujons, top photo) and 11.2 (Daniel Mañas, 2nd from above, Albert Manero, 3rd from above).
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The adult American Herring Gull was still at Ceé, A Coruña, on 10.2 (Jesús Menéndez).
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The 1w Kumlien's Gull at Lires, A Coruña, on 10.2 (Jesús Menéndez)
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The Hudsonian Whimbrel has spent over a year at Santoña, Cantabria (Luis Mario Arce)
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The Blue-winged Teal at Ponteceso as on 10.2 (Cosme Damián Romay)
The Smew at Cantabria on 9.2 (above, Tarik Laurent Vazquez, bottom one Uca Díaz).
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The Lesser Yellowlegs at El Serrallo ricefields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 15.2 (David Bigas)
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The Solsona Lesser Redpoll attracted tens of birdwatchers from Catalunya. Above Sergio Hoces 12.2, below Miquel Casas, 13.2
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The Plaiaundi Siberian Chiffchaff on 11.,2 (Itziar Gutiérrez)
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Ondarru, the American Herring Gull at Ondarroa, Bizkaia as on 20.2 (Jesús Mari Lekuona, above) and 17.2 (Juankar Andrés, below two)
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