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GALLOANSERAE
 
Branta bernicla hrota nSpatula discors Bucephala clangula Mergellus albellus
Cygnus cygnus Anas carolinensis Aythya affinis Mergus merganser

NEOAVES

Podiceps grisegena Porphyrio alleni Lanius pallidirostris Oenanthe deserti
Ixobrychus sturmii Vanellus gregarius Corvus ruficollis Pastor roseus
Egretta gularis Pluvialis dominica Corvus cornix Saxicola maurus
Clanga pomarina Actitis macularius Phylloscopus humei Emberiza pusilla
Clanga clanga Chroicocephalus philadelphia Ficedula parva Calcarius lapponicus
  Larus fuscus fuscus    


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Palle-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota (1-5)
(1-5) Pontevedra. There were five at
at Esteiro de A Chanca, O Grove, Pontevedra on 1.1. (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird). One was ringed with blue and red. Same group seen at San Simón in November. See a few days before at Combarro. Two birds were seen from A Fianteira, O Grove, on 3.1 (Javier Valladares, Quique Carballal @eBird).The five birds continued there on 6.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird) and 7.1 (Cosme Damián Romay). Four of them, including the ringed bird were seen at Enseada de San Simón--Porto de Arcade, Pontevedra on 12.1 (Manuel Xestoso). There was a bird at A Seca, Poio, Pontevedra on 10.1, see two thumbnails here (Vítor Xosé Cabaleiro), probably one of the party of five above. Four birds were seen from Arcade-Soutomaior, Pontevedra on 25.1. One of them was the Canada ringed bird (Víctor X. Cabaleiro) nand four at Ensenada de San Simón, Pontevedra on 23.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird).

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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1,2,3-5)
(1) A Coruña. The 1w bird found at Ria do Burgo, A Coruña on 29.10.2018 was still there on 8.1.2019 and 11.1 (Xabi Varela @eBird). Seen again on 16.1 (Bibiana Lorenzo, Roi Cuba @eBird).Seen again on 22.1 (Cosme Damian Romay @observado.es).

(2) Barcelona. An adult landed exhausted in downtown Barcelona on 10.1. It was collected by local Police and brought to Torreferrussa recovery center where it stayed on 15.1 awaiting recovery. It had lost weight and once it’s recovered it is expected to be released back into the wild. nThe bird remained in recovery process into February.

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Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 15.1.2019

(3-5) A Coruña. The birds seen previously at Ria de Betanzos, A Coruña were seen again on 21.1 (Jesús Ruiz Rodrigo @eBird).

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toponBlue-winged Teal Spatula discors (1)
(1) Lanzarote. A female seen previously was seen again at Salinas de Janubio, Lanzarote on 26-29.1 (Elena Baonza, Juan Carlos Hidalgo @eBird).

Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis (1,2,3)
(1) Pontevedra. The drake seen last month at A Fianteira area, Pontevedra was seen on 8.1.2019 at O Vao marshes, Sanxenxo,Pontevcedra (Emilio Martínez Sabarís). Still there on 9.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro@eBird). On 20.1 it was still there (Jesús Ruiz Rodrigo @eBird)n and on 29.1 too (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird).

(2) Pontevedra. There was a drake at Estuario del Miño, A Guarda, Pontevedra, on 8.1 (Tito Salvadores). See a thumbnail here.

(3) Salamanca. There was a drake at rio Tormes, Alba de Tormes, Salamanca on 23.1 (Martín Rey Pellitero, Miguel Rodríguez Esteban).

Photo above: © Miguel Rodríguez Esteban 23.1.2019

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Goldeneye Bucephala clangula (1,2,3)
(1) Huesca. There was a female type bird at La Sotonera reservour, Montmesa, Huesca on 11.1 (José Maria Canudo, Juan Carlos Albero @eBird) and 12.1 (José Maria Canudo @eBird). Seen again on 16.1 (Juan Carlos Albero) and 18.1 (Ricardo Pérez, Maria Berna @eBird). Seen again on 26.1 (José M. Canudo @eBird).

(2) Tarragona. The Goldeneye found at Canal Vell lagoon, Delta de l’Ebre, Baix Ebre on 20.12 was relocated at Fangar bay, Deltebre, Delta de l’Ebre on 15.1 (David Bigas).

(3) Asturias. The bird seen last month at La Linera, Ría del Eo, Asturias was seen again on 15.1 from Punta de Salías (Xan Vizoso @eBird). Seen again on 22.1 (Jesús Ruiz @eBird).,

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Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1,2,3)
(1) Cantabria. On 30.12 (Eneko Azkue @eBird) and 31.12 a bird was seen at Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel, Cantabria (Carlos Gutiérrez-Expósito, Jesús Menéndez, Alberto García @eBird). It was seen the following days: 1.1 (Antonio Rodríguez Sinovas @eBird), 2.1 (Miguel Claver, Diego Claver, Daniel Saldaña, Jesús Menéndez, José Velasco, Delfín González -photo below-, César Díez @eBird); 3.1 (Carlos Gutiérrez-Expósito; Claudia Viganó, Juan I.Deán, Luis Jesús Martín, Miguel Martín, José Alberto Fernández Ugarte, Ludovico De Vega del Val, Pedro Alonso, Javier Robres, Gonzalo Deán, @eBird); 4.1 (Luis Carretero, Alicia Montesinos, Jon Iratzagorria @eBird)and 5.1 when it was still there (Ricardo Rodríguez, see photos below; Miguel Martín, Luis Jesús Martín, Luis Carretero, Sara Navarro, Javier Hernández, Ferran López, Javi Sola, Juanma Domínguez, Jesús Menéndez @eBird). Still there on 6.1 (Ferran López; Alicia Montesinos @eBird), 7.1 (Serafín Alarcón, Rafael Hermosilla, Teresa Segarra, Héctor Pinilla, Jesús Menéndez @eBird) and 8.1 (Jesús Mari Lekuona @eBird). Seen again on 13.1 (Ludovico de Vega del Val @eBird), 15.1 (Raúl Granados @eBird, Miguel Rouco @eBird),17.1 (Jon Iratzagorria, Carmen Álvarez @eBird), 19.1 (José Luís Pacheco, Juanma Domínguez, Saúl Román, Ana Rivas, Roque Rodriguez @eBird). The bird continued there on 20.1 (Jon Iratzagorria @eBird), 21.1 (José Miguel San Román @ avescantabricasweb), 25.1 (Juan Luis Hernández y Jesús Ruiz @avescantabricasweb), 25.1 (Juan Luis Hernández, Jesús Ruiz @eBird), 26.1 (José Luis Gabela, Fernando Aranguren, Mariajo Caballero @eBird)nand 27.1 (Patricia Orejas, Mariajo Caballero, Luis Gracia @eBird).

Photo above: © Delfín González, 2.1.2019

Photo above: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 5.1.2019

Photo above: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 5.1.2019

Photo above: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 5.1.2019

(2) Pontevedra. On 2.1 a bird was found at lagoas e campos de Rouxique, Sanxenxo, Pontevedra (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird). On 5.1 it remained there (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares). See two photos below. Perhaps the same bird was seen on 8.1 at O Vao marshes, O Grove, Sanxenxo, Pontevedra (Emilio Martínez Sabarís).

Photo above: © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares, 5.1.2019

Photo above: © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares, 5.1.2019

(3) Sevilla. A drake was seen at Dehesa de Abajo, Sevilla, on 25.1 (José Luis Anguita), see a photo below and 26.1 (F.Javier Salcedo, Eduardo José Rodríguez @observado.es, Eduardo Gutiérrez).

Aytaff

Photo above: © José Luis Anguita, 25.1.2019

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Smew Mergellus albellus (1-2,3-4)
(1-2) Zaragoza. The two birds at Estanca del Gancho, Ejea de los Caballeros, Zaragoza were seen again on 1.1 (Luis Gracia @eBird). On 5.1 they continued there (Jesús Mari Lekuona @eBird)and on 7.1 too (Maria Berna, José Maria Canudo, Francisco Javier Quesada @eBird) and 8.1 (Ricardo Rodríguez, see a photo below) to 12.1 (Jesús Nieto @eBird) where at least one remained on 13.1 (Juan Carlos Albero pers.com.).Still present on 13.1 (Alfredo Sánchez Galán @eBird).The two birds were seen again on 16.1 (Juan Carlos Albero @eBird) and 19.1 (Héctor Pinilla, Marco A. Escudero, Jan Voinea, Teresa Segarra @eBird). Both still present on 20.1 (Gonzalo Deán @eBird) and 21.1 (Eneko Azkue @eBird).

Photo above: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 8.1.2019

(3-4) Huesca. On 12.1 two birds appeared at Laguna de Sariñena, Huesca (Grupo Ornitológico Oscense G.O.O), on 13.1 it was still there (José María Canudo, Jesús Lavedán, Aitor Mora y Alberto Bueno; F,Javier Quesada @eBird) and there were two later (Juan Carlos Albero). Read more in AODA here. The two birds continued on 15.1 (José Maria Canudo @eBird). AODA bird report confirms here that there are four Smew in total in Aragón (in Spanish). It was still there on 20.1 (Luis Gracia Garcés). nSeen again on 27.1 (Alejandra Rendón, Rafael Armada @eBird).

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Goosander Mergus merganser (1)
(1) Girona. There was a drake at Basses d’en Coll, Pals, Baix Empordà, Girona on 15.1 (Joan Estrada Jofra).

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Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
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Gipuzkoa. The bird found on 21.11 at Txingudi marshes, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa was seen again on 4.1.2019 (Ricardo Rodríguez, Xaier Remírez, Jesús Remírez, José Ardaiz, David Calleja). See a photo below (Ricardo Rodríguez). Still there on 11.1 (David Santamaria @ornitho.eus) and 12.1 (Javier Zaporta @eBird).Still present on 15.1 (Pello Oyarzabal @ornitho.eus)..

Photo above: © Ricardo Rodríguez, 4.1.2019

(2)Cantabria. There was a (rather injured) bird at Raos, Santander bay , Cantabria on 1.1. (Antonio Rodríguez Sinovas @eBird), 2.1 (Diego Claver, Daniel Saldaña, Miguel Claver, César Díez, @eBird), 3.1 (Iker Fernández, José Alberto Fernández Ugarte @eBird, Delfín González -see a photo below-), 4.1 (Carlos Gutiérrez-Expósito, Juan i.Deán, Gonzalo Deán @eBird), 5.1 (Alberto García @eBird)and 7.1 (Serafín Alarcón @eBird) to 9.1 (Chencho Fernández @eBird), 10.1 (Ernesto Villodas @avescantabricas web),13.1 (Alberto Benito @eBird), 14.1 (Miguel Rouco @eBird), 17.1 (Jon Iratzagorria @eBird), 19.1 (Luis Jesús Martín, Miguel Martín @eBird).Still present on 23.1 (Javier Hernández @avescantabricasweb), 24.1 (Jesús Ruiz, Juan Luis Hernández, Fernando Aranguren @eBird) and 25.1 (Fernando Aranguren @eBird)n to 27.1 (Mariajo Caballero, Patricia Orejas @eBird) and 28.1 (Luis Gracia @eBird)..

Photo above: © Delfín González, 2.1.2019

(3)Barcelona. The grebe found on 17.12.2018 at Arenys de Mar harbour, Barcelona remained at the harbour in early 2019: 1.1 (Lluís Toldrà @ornitho.cat), 2.1 (Sergi Torné, Pau Garcia Campderròs, Jaume Campderròs -photos below- ; Tomas Altes @ornitho.cat; Tomàs Montalvo; Jaroa López); 3.1 (Xavier Parra @ornitho.cat; Toni Fernández @ornitho.cat; Fran Trabalon, Gerard Dalmau), 4.1 (Antonio Rodríguez Sinovas @ornitho.cat; Narcís Garriga, Daniel Roca @ornitho.cat; Ignacio López), 5.1 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra) and 6.1 (Josep Bujons, Sergi Fernández). Still at Arenys the following days: 7.1 (Eulàlia Maspons @ornitho.cat, Jana Marco, photo below) and 10.1 (Daniel Roca, photo below) to 12.1 (Quique Carballal) and 13.1 (Ramón Ruiz Jarillo; Antoni Abad @ornitho.cat). Seen again on 13.1 (Xesco Puidmomenech @ ornitho.cat), 15.1 (Ricard Gutiérrez) and 16.1 (Eduard Villar) to 18.1 (Arnau Soler). Still at Arenys harbour on 20.1 (Santi Hernández, Víctor Iglesias @ornitho.cat)..

Photo above: © Jana Marco, 7.1.2019

Photo above: © Daniel Roca, 10.1.2019

(4) Pontevedra. There was a bird at A Lanzada , Pontevedra on 1.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro, Cosme Damián Romay). On 2.1 it was still there (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares). Seen again on 17.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird).

(5) Lugo. There was a bird at playa de Arealonga, A Lousada, N of ria de Foz, on 13.1 (Ana Rivas, Saúl Román @eBird). Seen again on 19.1 (David Calleja @eBird). This bird was seen from Xove, Lago on 25.1 (26.1 (Saúl Román , Ana Rivas @eBird). nSeen again on 28.1 (Xan Vizoso @eBird)

(6) Pontevedra. A bird coming from December was seen again at Baiona, Pontevedra on 14.1 (Manuel Xestoso @eBird). Seen again on 23.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird).

(7) Gipuzkoa. A bird was seen at Plaiaundi, Irún, Gipuzkoa, on 20.1 (Ivan Serrano). See a photo below.

Photo above: © Ivan Serrano, 20.1.2019

(8) A Coruña. A bird was at Ares beach, A Coruña, on 19.1 (Jag Escariz @eBird).

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topoAFRICAN DWARF BITTERN Ixobrychus sturmii (1,2) 5th-6th for Canaries & Spain, 6th-7th 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) and relocated in 2018 was seen again on 3.1 (Olof Jönsson, Peter Alfrey @eBird). Seen again on 13.1 (Julio Ortega, Pablo Barrena, Carlos Moreno, Fernando Enrique Navarrete @eBird) and 18.1 (Sander Bot @observado.es) to 19.1 (Robin Vermylen @observado.es).Still on 19.1 (Robin Vermylen @observado.es) and 24.1 (Benoit Gauquie, François Stocman @observado.es)n to 30.1 (Peter Zeller @observado.es).

(2) Gran Canaria. On 14.1 a subadult was nrought to Tafira recovery center, Gran Canaria (Pascual Calabuig, information shared by SOC, including photo below). The 6th for the Canaries and Spain and the 7th for WP.

Ixostu

Photo above: © Pascual Calabuig / SOC, 14.1.2019

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Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis (1)
(1) Ciudad Real. A pure bird was videoed at Ciudad Real on 7.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro). See a thumbnail here.

Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina (1)
(1) Cádiz. The bird seen at La Janda, Cádiz from 4.11.2018, a potential intergrade with clanga genes, was still there on 2.1.2019 (Javi Elorriaga @eBird) and 12.1 (Ricky Owen @observado.es).

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Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga (1-2,3)
(1-2) Alicante. There were two birds, an adult and a 1w, at El Fondo, Elx, Alacant on 4.1 (Jana Marco, Álex Alaman, Pep Cantó). See a photo below of the 1w and thumbnails here (Jana Marco). On 6.1 the 1w was seen again (Oscar Aldeguer, Mario Navarro, Jana Marco).

Photo above: © Jana Marco, 4.1.2019

(3) Lleida. On 22.1 a 1w was seen at Estany d’Ivars i Vila-Sana, Pla d’Urgell (Lluís Culleré). From the photos, a possible hybrid with pomarina cannot be fully discarded. See two thumbnails enclosed here.nSeen again on 28.1 (Enric Morera; Roger Guillem @ornitho.cat). On 30.1 it was seen N of Ivars lagoon (José Guerra; Juan Carlos Albero).

Photo above: © Enric Morera , 28.1.2019

Photo above: © Enric Morera , 28.1.2019

 

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topoAllen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni (1,2)
(1) Fuerteventura. On 5.1 a 1w was found at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura (Luc Vereecken, see a thumbnail here). Seen later when videotaped (see a video below and thumbnail here) and on 6.1 (Maria Cabau). Still there on 7.1 when videoed again (Uca Díaz), see below and 8.1 (Peter Alfrey @eBird). Seen again on 14.1 (Julio Ortega, Pablo Barrena, Carlos Moreno, Fernando Enrique Navarrete @eBird) and 19.1 (Sander Bot @observado.es). Still on 25.1 (Benoit Gauquie, François Stocman @observado.es).

Video above: © Uca Díaz 5.1.2019

 

Video above: © Uca Díaz 7.1.2019

(2) Málaga. On 20.1 a 1w was found at Chillar river mouth, Nerja, Málaga (Daniel Watson; Rob Garner @eBird). See a picture in birdforum here.Still around the following days: 21.1 (Antonio Tamayo, Juan Ramirez Román, Armando Molina), photo below (Antonio Tamayo); 22.1 (Sandi McNeil, Annabel Young); 22.1 (Anonymous eBirder @eBird); 23.1 (Blas López, Juan Pérez Contreras; Andrew M.Allport, photos below; Mick Richardson).

Photo above: © Antonio Tamayo , 21.1.2019

Photo above: © Andrew M.Allport, 23.1.2019

Photo above: © Andrew M.Allport, 23.1.2019

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Sociable Plover Vanellus gregarius (1,2)
(1)
Cádiz. The remaining bird at La Janda, Cádiz coming from December was seen again in 5.1 (Javi Elorriaga, A J Sepúlveda, Pablo Barrena, Miguel Campos, Andrés de la Cruz @eBird). Seen again on 10.1 (Juan Miguel González, Ana Bernal @eBird) and 12. (Ricky Owen @observado.es) to 15.1 (Richard Banham @eBird). Seen again on 24.1 (Fernando del Valle, Mario Martín, Paco Chiclana @eBird).

(2) Badajoz. The bird found at Cabeza del Buey, Badajoz on 29.12 was still there on 2.1 (José Márquez, Diego Peinazo), see photos below, and 4.1 (Laura Rollán @eBird). Still present on 7.1 (Raúl Granados, Fátima Romero, William Haworth @eBird), 8.1 (Eduardo Realinho @eBird) and 20.1 (José Navarro @eBird).

Photo above: © José Márquez, 2.1.2019

Photo above: © José Márquez, 2.1.2019

Photo above: © José Márquez, 2.1.2019

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American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica (1)
(1)
Alicante. There was a bird at El Fondo, Alacant on 4.1 (Jana Marco, Álex Alaman, Pep Cantó). See photos below and a thumbnail here. On 5.1 it was seen again (Diego Clemente, Laura Robin; Conrado Requena) and on 6.1 too (Jana Marco; Mario Navarro).

Photo above: © Jana Marco, 4.1.2019

Photo above: © Jana Marco, 4.1.2019

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius (1)
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León. The adult at Santa Marina del Rey, León found on 2.12 was still there on 5.1 (Manuel Rodríguez González @eBird). Seen again on 13.1 (Raúl Granados @eBird).

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia (1)
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Lugo. An adult was seen at Lago, Xove, Lugo, on 25. 1 (Luis Javier Cantil - see two photos below and a thumbnail here-).

Chrphi

Photo above: © Luis Javier Cantil , 25.1.2019

Photo above: © Luis Javier Cantil , 25.1.2019

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Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus (1)
(1) Málaga . An unringed adult was seen at Málaga harbour on 12.1 (Salvador García). See photos below and a thumbnail here.

Larfusfus

Photo: © Salvador García Barcelona 12.1.2019

Photo: © Salvador García Barcelona 12.1.2019

Larfusfus

Photo: © Salvador García Barcelona 12.1.2019

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Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius pallidirostris (1) 2ND FOR CATALUNYA, 4TH FOR SPAIN
(1) Tarragona . The 2nd for Catalunya, a 1w presumed female found on 22.11.2018 at Tancada marshes, Amposta, Delta de l’Ebre, Montsià remained there on 1.1.2019 (Javier Subirats, Manolo Sánchez –Blanch; Guillem Mayor @ornitho.cat), 2.1 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra; Miguel Ángel García @ornitho.cat, Víctor Iglesias; José Luís Copete, Dave McAdams; Ricard Gutiérrez, Helena Arbonés –see a photo below-); 3.1 (Enric Pena, Jofre Sendrós @ornitho.cat; Josep Bel, Marta Segarra, Jofre Sendrós, Andrea Peralta i Joan Bofarull, Edu Batista); 4.1 (Xavier Parra @ornitho.cat) and 5.1 (Irene Figueroa @ornitho.cat).Still around La Tancada hide on 7.1 (Damien Ibáñez @ornitho.cat), 8.1 (Vicente Francisco Tamarit; Ramon Prat @ornitho.cat; Ricard Gutiérrez, Sergi Sales; Xavier Yzaguirre, see a video below), 9.10 (Ricard Gutiérrez) and 10.1 (Ricard Gutiérrez; Ponç Feliu) to 12.1 (Gil Mir, Josep Calaf @ornitho.cat), 13.1 (Quique Carballal).The bird continued at La Tancada the 2nd half of the month: Still present at La Tancada area on 15.1 (Jordi Jover; Toni Alonso, Daniel Roca, Enric Fontcuberta; Javier Subirats, Màrius Domingo), 16.1 (Vicente Francisco Tamarit @ornitho.cat; Ramón Ruiz Jarillo; Pau Garcia Campderròs) and 17.1 (Marc Noguera @ornitho.cat), 20.1 (Pere Baucells).The bird continued at La Tancada area on 19.1 (Jaione Echarte; Xavier Idígora) moving to the saltpans area, near the initial observation place from 20.1 (Ramon Prat, Pere Baucells -photo below-, Carles Martorell @ornitho.cat, Joan Pujol @ornitho.cat), 21.1 (Georges Olioso @ornitho.cat; Enric Fontcuberta, Sergi Torné, Jordi Jover R), 22.1 (Franc Escamilla @ornitho.cat), 26.1 (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé).Seen again on 27.1 (Harold Wijts @ornitho.cat; Joan Mestre @ornitho.cat) and on 31.1 (Quim Minoves; Mayca Martí)..

Photo : © Ricard Gutiérrez 2.1.2019

Photo : © Sergi Sales 5.1.2019

 

Video : © Ricard Gutiérrez 8.1.2019

Photo above: © Pere Baucells 20.1.2019

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Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis (1)
(1) Murcia. A bird was found at Cabo de Palos, Cartagena on 31.12, communicated by Conrado Requena, was seen in early January: 1.1 (Tomás García, Pedro A. Sánchez @eBird), 2.1 (Carmen Álvarez @eBird), 3.1 (Stefan Aki Ragnarsson, see photos below and a thumbnail here). Still there on 5.1 (José del Rey, Susana Noguera, Francisco Picón, Gabino Cortés). According to a local inhabitant the raven reached the Palos area three weeks before the end of the year 2018. Seen again on 7.1 (Francisco Montoya, Montserrat Delgado/ COCN), 11.1 (Diego Zamora @eBird; Antonio Fernández-Caro @eBird; Sandy McNeil), when present on buildings east of car park below lighthouse. Still around on 16.1 (Malcolm Palmer, David Roe, Rex Walker, Greta sp, thumbnail here) and 19.1 (Chema Catarineu @eBird; José Mª Fernández Zapata @eBird). Seen again on 20.1 (Santiago Bordonado, Cristina Martínez @eBird) and 23.1 (Andrés Rojas @eBird).n Seen again on 28.1 (Daniel Dumas, José Navarro @eBird).

Photo : © Stefan Aki Ragnarsson 3.1.2019

Photo : © Stefan Aki Ragnarsson 3.1.2019

Photo : © Stefan Aki Ragnarsson 3.1.2019

Photo : © Stefan Aki Ragnarsson 3.1.2019

Photo : © Stefan Aki Ragnarsson 3.1.2019

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Hooded Crow Corvus cornix (1-4,5-6)
(1-4) Barcelona. On 8.1 there were two at river Llobregat sand islets, south of Nelson mandela bridge, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona (Víctor Cañadas @ornitho.cat). One was seen near the 2017 nest on 18.1 (Sergi Sales), see a photo below and a thumbnail here, and four were near the 2018 nest on 20.1 (Ricard Gutiérrez). It is not clear if the two birds from the Castelldefels-Gavà area seen the last months are different from those from El Prat. Indeed, on 20.1 four birds were seen together at Polígon Industrial Pratenc, near where the pair bred in 2018, S of Nelson Mandela bridge (Ricard Gutiérrez), see two photos below.nThree were seenb by the bridge on 29.1 (Pau Esteban @ornitho.cat)..

Photo : © Sergi Sales, 18.1.2019

Photo : © Ricard Gutiérrez, 20.1.2019

Photo : © Ricard Gutiérrez, 20.1.2019

(5-6) Murcia. The birds seen previously at Cartagena, Murcia, were still around on 15.1 (Antonio Varona @eBird).

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Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1,2)
(1) Barcelona.
A bird showing some characters of tristis was seen at at Banyoles on 11.1 (Gerard Dalmau).Seen again on 20.1 (Gerard Dalmau)..

(2) Barcelona. A bird showing some characters of tristis was seen at Les Madrigueres, El Vendrell, on 10.1 (Ramon Ruiz Jarillo).

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Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei (1,2)
(1) Barcelona. The bird found on 22.11 at Riera de Sant Climent, Viladecans, Delta del Llobregat, Barcelonawas seen gain on 3.1.2019 (Mireia Lara, Sílvia Pascual, Matilde Lodner, Francina Turon, Judit Lara @ornitho.cat; Carles Oliver) to 5.1 (José Guerra, Marc Gàlvez; Ricard Gutiérrez, see photos below).Still there on 6.1 (Xavier Parra @ornitho.cat), 7.1 (Sergi Sales) and 8.1 (Ignacio López @ornitho.cat).

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 5.1.2018

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 5.1.2018

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 5.1.2018

(2) Barcelona. After watching and recording the bird above on 5.1 between 12:00 and 12:40, what seems very probably another different bird has  been heard calling six times at 13:05 hours at the SW edge of the Filipines marsh,  by the Vidala canal of Remolar lagoon, close to the S bend of if in front of the old hide of La Vidala here. The bird number (1) has been seen again at its place at before and after (c.16h) this sighting so almost certainly this bird (2) is a new individual (José Luís Copete, Dave McAdams).

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topoRed-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva (1,2)
(1) Fuerteventura. The bird found at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura on 19.12 was seen again on 5.1 (Uca Díaz), see a photo below and a thumbnail here. Still there on 7.1 (Uca Díaz). Seen again on 14.1 (Julio Ortega, Pablo Barrena, Carlos Moreno, Fernando Enrique Navarrete @eBird) and 19.1 (Sander Bot @observado.es).Still on 20.1 (Robin Vermylen @observado.es) and 25.1 (Benoit Gauquie, François Stocman @observado.es)n to 29.1 (Peter Zeller @observado.es).

Photo above: © Uca Díaz 5.1.2019

(2) Lanzarote. The bird found at Tias golf course, Lanzarote, was seen again on 17.1 (David Pérez). See a photo below.

Photo above: © David Pérez, 17.1.2019

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topoDesert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti (1)
(1) Fuerteventura. The bird found N of Embalse de los Molinos, Fuerteventura on 10.12.2018 was seen again on 4.1.2019 (Iñigo Mazkiaran @eBird).

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Rosy Starling Pastor roseus (1)
(1) Cádiz.
There was a 1w bird at La Línea de la Concepción, at Parque Princesa Sofía seen on 1.1 (David Cuenca) then twitched during the day and the following days: 1.1 (Javi Elorriaga @eBird; Ricky Owen, see photos below and thumbnails here), 2.1 (Ricky Owen; José Maria Fernández, Andrés Rojas, Richard Banham, AJ Sepúlveda, Carlos A Torralvo, Julio Ortega @eBird, Álex Colorado), 4.1 (Juan Miguel González, José Maria Fernández @eBird) and 5.1 (Rafael Garcia @eBird). Seen again on 7.1 (Pablo Galiano, photos below), 9.1 (Sergio Briones, Ana Bernal @eBird; J.A.Sarry @observado.es; and 10.1 (Yeray Seminario @eBird). Still there on 15.1 (Andrés de la Cruz @eBird) to 17.1 (Carmela Quijano, José Mª Lubián R.de Agredano @observado.es).Still there on 21.1 (David Cuenca), 24.1 (Paco Chiclana, Mario Martín, Fernando del Valle @eBird) and 26.1 (Julio Ortega, Ricardo Martín-Baylo, Pablo Barrena @eBird).

Photo above: © Ricky Owen 1.1.2019

Photo above: © Ricky Owen 2.1.2019

Photo above: © Pablo Galiano 7.1.2019

Photo above: © Pablo Galiano 7.1.2019

Photo above: © Pablo Galiano 7.1.2019

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Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus (1)
(1) Tarragona.
On 5.1 a putative female was found at Tancada marshes, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Cristian Jensen, Eduard Barrachina, Núria Pélach, Gaia Jensen, Eugeni Capella). See a thumbnail here. Further photos from the authors pointed more clearly towards maurus. Despite the ssp was not clear. On 8.1 it was seen again (Sergi Sales, Ricard Gutiérrez) and on 9.1 too (Ricard Gutiérrez). Trapped and ringed on 10.1 (David Bigas, Gerard Batalla; Ricard Gutiérrez), samples taken for genetic study, and seen later too (Ponç Feliu, Aleix Comas) and 11.1 (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé, Albert Cama) to 12.1 (Gil Mir @ornitho.cat) and 13.1 (Quique Carballal; Josep Tantull, Roser Solé).Still present at La Tancada on 14.1 (Xavier Parra @ornitho.cat), 15.1 (Javier Subirats, Jordi Jover; Toni Alonso, Daniel Roca, Enric Fontcuberta @ornitho.cat; Màrius Domingo; Marcel Gil), 16.1 (Vicente Francisco Tamarit @ornitho.cat; Ramón Ruiz Jarillo) and 20.1 (Pere Baucells).Still at la Tancada dunes on 19.1 (Jaoione Echarte), 20.1 (Joan Pujol @ornitho.cat; Manolo Sánchez-Blanch; Ramon Prat, Pere Baucells –photo-, Carles Martorell @ornitho.cat), 22.1 (Enric Fontcuberta, Sergi Torné, Jordi Jover R.) and 26.1 (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé). nSeen again on 27.1 (Martí Franch; Harold Wijts @ornitho.cat) and 30.1 (Quim Minoves) to 31.1 (Mayca Martí)..

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez / David Bigas 10.1.2019

Photo above: © Ricard Gutiérrez / David Bigas 10.1.2019

Photo above: © Pere Baucells 20.1.2019

 

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Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1,2-3,4,5,6)
(1) Zaragoza.
There was one male at Quinto, Zaragoza on 3.1 (Manuel Galán). See a thumbnail here and more information in Spanish in AODA page.

(2-3) Asturias. There were two at Tamon, Asturias on 17.1 (Daniel López Velasco @eBird) where one bird was seen last month.

(4) Asturias. There was a bird at Ria del Nalón, Asturias on 21.1 (Daniel López Velasco @eBird).

(5) Alicante. There was a bird at Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja, Alicante on 15.1 (Kees vam der Aart @observado.es).

n(6) Asturias. A bird was at Villadún, Asturias on 17.1 (Pablo Fernández García). On 29.1 it was seen again and photographed too (Pablo Fernández García), see below.

Photo above: © Pablo Fernández García 28.1.2019

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Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus (1)
(1) Cantabria.
There was a bird at Elechas oil pipeline, Santander bay, Cantabria, on 10.1 (Alberto Benito @avescantabricas).

 

 

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The Red-necked Grebe at Arenys de Mar, Barcelona (Jaume Campderròs)
The American Golden Plover at El Fondo, Alacant (Jana Marco)
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The Allen's Gallinule at Fuerteventura (Luc Vereecken above, Uca Díaz, below).
The Rosy Starling at Cádiz on 1-2.1 (Ricky Owen)
The Greater Spotted Eagles at El Fondo in early January (Jana Marco)
The Brown-necked Raven at cabo de Palos, Murcia (Stefan Aki Ragnarsson)
The Red-breasted Flyctacher at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, on 5.1 (Uca Díaz)
The Siberian Stonechat from La Tancada, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 5.1 (Cristian Jensen)
The Western Reef Heron seen at Ciudad Real on 7.1 (Xurxo Piñeiro)
The Brent Goose seen at A Seca, Poio (Vítor X.Cabaleiro)
The drake Green-winged Teal from A Guarda, Pontevedra (Tito Salvadores)
The Siberian Stonechat at Ebre delta, three above 10.1 (David Bigas) and below, in flight, Cristian Jensen/Audouin Birding Tours.
One of the four Hooded Crows at El Prat de Llobregat in early January (Sergi Sales)
The Brown-necked Raven at Cabo de Palos, Murcia (Greta sp).
The pattern of the outer primaries of the Baltic Gull at Málaga pointing to the species (Salvador Garcia Barcelona)
The Spotted Eagle seen briefly at Lleida in late January (Lluís Culleré)
The Bonaparte's Gull at Xove, Lugo (Luis J. Cantil).
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