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JANUARY 2003 
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Above: 2 dead Gannets Morus bassanus analyzed at A Coruña University on 8.12 and found at A Coruña province the day before (Photo © Ricard Gutiérrez). Since this photo was taken, 1100 more birds  have been measured and analyzed!!. WHITE FACED STORM PETREL found amongst casualties at Pontevedra, together with a Little Shearwater (David Bigas)A putative BROWN BOOBY too (Menotti Passarella). Up to 25.1.2003 + 4500 dead birds have been identified and analyzed at A Coruña (David Bigas). 1162 birds have been found dead at Asturies up to 3.1 (C.A.Usátegui, I.Pérez).Up to 31.1 there have been 1200 dead birds at Bizkaia, Euskadi and on 18.1 a huge number of corpses was seen at 13 miles offshore stuck into the 'chapapote' -fuel- area (G.Ocio).
SEO/Birdlife SECOND official report on impact of Prestige wreck on seabirds during the first month (in Spanish). pdf format, 1600 Kb, 46 pages.

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena. There was a bird at Roses bay, Girona on 16.1 (J.Martí Aledo, T.Montràs). A rarity in NE Spain and the only record so far this winter in Mediterranean Spain.On 12.1 there was a bird at Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi (Pello Izkeaga, Juantxo Unzueta, Arantxa Aizpurua, Andoni Ruiz).

Slavonian Grebe* Podiceps auritus. On 3.12 there was one at Bahia de Santander, Cantabria, amongst Black-necked Grebes P.nigricollis (Javier de la Cruz). There were 11 at Santoña, Cantabria, on 15.1 (Juan G. Navedo), at least 5 on 13.1 (Alfonso Rodrigo). The Ortigueira bird found last month was still there on 13.1 (Pablo Gutiérrez). At ria de Ferrol, there were 2 birds on 17.1 (Pablo & Antonio Gutiérrez). On 23.1 there was one off Delta de la Tordera, Blanes, Girona/Barcelona (Xavi Larruy, Xesco Macià). At Convento de Montehano, Santoña, Cantabria, there were 8 birds. An additiona one was at Bengoa, also Santoña on 26.1 (M.Rouco, F.J. de la Cruz, J.Talegón, M.A.García Matellanes, A.Rodrigo).The Santoña count gave 11 birds on 22.1 (Juan G Navedo, J.J.Aja), 8 on 26.1 (D Calleja, M Guereñu, MA López de Armentia, G.O. de la Rioja). See a photo (the first from Santoña showing more than one bird!) below  (© Miguel Rouco, 26.1.2003). There was one at playa de la Lanzada, O Grove, Pontevedra on 31.1 (Delfín González).
Podiceps auritus. Santoña. 26.1.2003. © Miguel Rouco

Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus. CRITICALLY ENDANGERED . Any record will be included in an attempt to quantify overwintering population and movements.+300 birds seen in different flocks off Tavernes de Valldigna, València, on 1.1 (Luis Aleixos Alapont). There were 15 off Llobregat delta on 3.1 (Ferran López).On 7.1 there were at least 10-15 off Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (J.M.Aledo, P.Feliu, R.Gutiérrez, O.Clarabuch, E.Guinart, B.Minobis, T.Montràs). On 1.1. there were a few off S.José, Almería flying SW (Martín Rodriguez). The same day, off Trabucador sandbar, Ebre delta, Tarragona, there were at  least 35 birds (Aleix Comas). The weekend 4-5.1 there were 12 off Arenys de Mar, Barcelona (Paco Cabrera). On 18.1 there were 230 off Cap de Creus, Girona (Ponç Feliu et al). In the same seawatch, 60 Mediterranean Shearwaters P.yelkouan were counted. On 19.1 there were 2200 off Marjal dels Moros, Sagunt, València (Marcial Yuste Blasco). There were 2 off El Abra, Bilbao, Euskadi on 17.1 (Gorka Ocio). There were <100 off Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 18.1 (R.Gutiérrez et al/Cens hivernal en prep.).On 18.1 there were 13 off Tavernes de Valldigna, València (Lluís Aleixos Alapont).There were 54 off Tarragona harbour in 18.1 midday (R.Lebrun and E.Andreu). On 19.1 there were 40 off Torredembarra with 2 Audouin's Gulls L.audouinii nearby (R.Lebrun, E.Andreu).There were over 70 between 1-5 miles off Garraf and Llobregat delta on 23.1. Only 3 Mediterraneans Puffinus yelkouan were noted in the same itinerary (R.Gutiérrez, E.Guinart, F.López, F.X. Santaeufemia).Mid january count for the whole of Castelló de la Plana province gave 1255 birds from 7-14.1 (Colla Ecologista Castelló-Ecologistes en Acció). There was a single bird off Mutriku, Gipuzkoa on 12.1. Two other unidentified Puffinus could well have belonged to the same sp. (Aitor Leiza).

  • Early january 2003 count:
Place Community Date No birds
PN Cap de Creus Catalonia 1.1 78
PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Catalonia 7.1 15
Arenys de Mar, Barcelona Catalonia 4-5.1 12
RN Delta del Llobregat Catalonia 3.1 15
PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona Catalonia 1.1 35
Tavernes de Valldigna, València Comunitat Valenciana 1.1 300+
San José, Almería Andalusia 1.1 +
TOTAL birds currently located (c.5.1): 455+

Little Shearwater* Puffinus assimilis.  A corpse of this species has been found and identified amongst the casualties of the Prestige wreck at Pontevedra area in late January by Spanish Rarities Committee member David Bigas, in charge of dead birds analyisis (D.Bigas). More details to come soon.

WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL* Pelagodroma marina. FIRST FOR MAINLAND SPAIN. A corpse of this species has been found and identified amongst the casualties of the Prestige wreck at Pontevedra area in late January by Spanish Rarities Committee member David Bigas, in charge of dead birds analyisis (D.Bigas). More details to come soon.

BROWN BOOBY* Sula leucogaster. THIRD FOR SPAIN. More new records brought by Prestige wreck: according to Menotti Passarella (in litt. at Avesforum mailing list), an italian volunteer photographed on 8-10 December 2002 a dead Brown Booby at the Pontevedra recovery center at Galicia. See a photo below (photo © Alberto Antinori, LIPU Italia kindly sent by Stefano Castelli)

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo. There was one albino bird at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 31.1 (Daniel L Huertas).

Great White Egret Egretta alba . There were 5 at Caño Guadiamar, Doñana, n 1.1 (John Butler). On 2.2. the number had raised to 8 at the same place (John Butler). There were 6 at Guadalquivir marshes on 2.1 (Paco Chiclana). There was one between El Bayo and Sádaba, Cinco Villas, Aragón about 4.1 (Luis Tirado). On 4.1 there were 7 individuals somewhere in the coast of Málaga (location not given), (FJ Fernández, E Alba, S Peregrina).There was one at Marjal dels Moros, Sagunt, València on 3.1 (Pau Ferrer).On 3.1 there were two near Alcarràs ricefields, Lleida (Jordi Calvet, Jordi Solans)There were 5-6 at Guadalquivir marshes on 11.1 (SEO-Sevilla). There were 3 at Segre river, near Lleida on 11.1 (Steve West, Eva Solanes, Ester Freixenet, Enric Farré, Xavier Revés). On 12.1 there were 2 at Vilanova de la Barca, Lleida (Steve West).On 11.1 there were two at rio Tiétar, Pedro Bernardo, Ávila on 11.1 (Luis Santiago Cano Alonso).There were 18 at Albufera de València on 9.1 (B.Dies, C.Oltra, J.García). On 13.1 there was a bird at marisma de Ramallosa, Gondomar, Pontevedra (César Vidal). There were 2 at S'Albufereta, Mallorca on 13.1 (Jordi Muntaner). On 12.1 there were 2 at Utxesa reservoir, Lleida (Alex Ollé, Xesco Macià). There was one at ca l'Arana, Llobregat delta on 18.1 seen during the january wildfowl count (Ferran López et al). There were 2 at Tajo river, Aranjuez, Madrid, on 19.1 (Gabriel Martín, Manuel Moreno, Mario Rodero). There was a bird at Tormes river, Baños de Ledesma, Salamanca, on 18.1 (G.Hernández,  F.Javier de la Cruz et al).On 18.1 there were 10 at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Antonio Tamayo, Luis Armario) -seven on 17.1, same authors-.There were 3 at PN Doñana, Sevilla area on 25.1 (Daniel L. Huertas, P.Chiclana et al./ SEO-Sevilla). There were 4 at Utxesa, Lleida, on 26.1 (Gerard Bota). There was one at Isla Mayor ricefields, Sevilla, on 26.1 (Paco Chiclana).On 11.1 there were 5 at caño Guadiamar, also Sevilla (D.L.Huertas et al).11 birds were at Caño de Guadiamar, Sevilla on 30.1 (P.Chiclana, J.Salcedo, A Romero,M Martín ). There was a bird at rio Oria, Aguinaga-Usurbil, Gipuzkoa on 12.1 (Jon Rekondo).

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus. On 1.1. there were 90 at Entremuros de Guadiamar, Doñana, Huelva (John Butler). The previous day there were 315 at el Perchel roost, also Doñana (Jorge Garzón).There was one at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona, on 7.1 (Jordi Martí Aledo et al).There were 37 at Isla Mayor ricefields, Sevilla on 26.1 (Paco Chiclana). There were 230 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 9.1 (Daniel L Huertas, P.Chiclana, M.Villaecija, J.Martín, R.Martín-Baylo).There were 120 on 29.1 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla (Daniel L Huertas).

African Spoonbill* Platalea alba. On 14.1 there was a bird in poor condition at Brazo del Este, Sevilla (Alberto Plata).

Mute Swan. From 2003, no longer considered as rarity by Spanis RC. On 9.1 it was photographed an adult at Llobregat river, near Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona (see thumbnail here) (R.Gutiérrez, F.X. Santaeufemia, A.Ramal). Presumably the same bird had been seen at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Viladecans, c.10 km from the river, on 7.1 (Armand Ramal) and was previously featured at the same river spot (P.Esteban pers.com). The bird behaved wild.The bird frequented the area since last 17.12.2002 (Sergi Sales).

Pink-footed Goose* Anser brachyrhynchus. On 10.1 there were 2 at la Nava lagoon, Palencia (Enrique Gómez Crespo).There was one still there on 25.1 (F.Jubete, Ignacio Torres).

White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons. There were two at Guadalquivir marshes on 2.1 (Paco Chiclana).There was a bird at polder de Escalante, Santoña, Cantabria from 4.1 till 11.1 at least (J.G.Navedo). Relocated on 12.1 (David González et al).The three 1st winters featured last autumn at Llobregat delta were relocated during the january wildfowl count at Ricarda lagoon, El Prat de Llobregat (X.Larruy, J.Farreny, G.Siré et al).There was one at Santoña marshes, Cantabria, on 22.1 (Juan G.Navedo, J.J.Aja) and 25-26.1 (T. Castelló, T.Alcocer, P.Ruiz; Miguel Rouco; D Calleja, M Guereñu, MA López de Armentia, G.O. de la Rioja ).See a thumbnail here. There was a juvenile at Villafáfila, Zamora on 28.1 (John Muddeman et al).

Lesser White-fronted Goose* Anser erythropus. An adult was present within a 800 Greylags flock at Villafáfila, Zamora on 11.1 (Pablo Pita, Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Gutiérrez). See a thumbnail of this rare goose here.Presumably the same bird was still there on 19.1 (M.A.García Matellanes, A.Rodrigo).There was still one at the same place on 25.1 (JM Andrés, J Cañada, K de Dios, I Torres) and 28.1 (John Muddeman et al).

Snow Goose* Anser caerulescens. There were 2 blue phase birds at Salina de Villafáfila, Zamora, on 19.1 (M.A.García Matellanes, A.Rodrigo).Still there on 25.1 (J.M. de Andrés, Ignacio Torres et al). See a thumbnail here

Bean Goose Anser fabalis. One  rossicus was at la Nava lagoon, Palencia on 10.19(Enrique Gómez Crespo).There was one rossicus at Villafáfila, Zamora on 19.1 (M.A.García Matellanes, A.Rodrigo).Still there on 25.1 (J.M. de Andrés, Ignacio Torres).

Ross's Goose* Anser rossi. PRESUMABLY ESCAPE (ed.comment).A bird behaving wild was seen at Mallorca Island, Balearics, on 2.1 (Arthur Stagg).

Hybrid Canada Goose x Greylag Goose Branta canadensis x Anser anser. A presumably hybrid of these two species was seen at Villafáfila, Zamora on 18.1 (Miguel Rouco, M.A.García Matellanes).Still there on 25.1 (J.M. de Andrés, Ignacio Torres).See a photo below (© Miguel Rouco). 

Hybrid Branta canadensis x Anser anser. Villafáfila. 20.1.2003 © Miguel Rouco

Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis.  There was one at Guadalquivir marshes on 2.1 (Paco Chiclana).There were 3 at la Nava lagoon, Palencia, on 4.1 (David González Ortega).There were 2 at Guadalquivir marshes on 11.1 (SEO-Sevilla).An adult was present at Villafáfila, Zamora on 11.1 (Pablo Pita, Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Gutiérrez).Still there on 25.1 (J.M. de Andrés, Ignacio Torres et al) but 3 on 22.1 (Miguel Rouco, J. de la Cruz).On 25.1  a bird reached estany del Cortalet, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (J. Martí Aledo, Mireia Jiménez, Berto Minobis). There was one at la Escupidera area, PN Doñana, Sevilla on 11.1 (Paco Chiclana et al). There were 2 at Villafáfila on 28.1 (John Muddeman et al).The Doñana bird was still there on 30.1 (P.Chiclana, J.Salcedo, A.Romero, M.Martín).

Brent Goose. Branta bernicla. There was one at RN Santoña, Cantabria, on 15.1 (Juan G. Navedo). It was there already on 12.1 (David González).Again seen on 22.1 (Juan G.Navedo, J.J. Aja) and 25-26.1 (T. Castelló, T.Alcocer, P.Ruiz; D Calleja, M Guereñu, MA López de Armentia, G.O. de la Rioja ).

Egyptian Goose* Alopochen aegyptiacus. There were 2 free-flying unringed individuals, at Estuario do Minho, A Guarda, Pontevedra on 26.1 (César Vidal).In the same area, a male Garganey Anas querquedula, perhaps the 1st record for Spain this year.

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea. There was one at Guadalquivir marshes on 2.1 (Paco Chiclana).There was one at la Nava lagoon, Palencia, on 4.1 (David González Ortega).A bird presumably either of this species or a Egyptian Goose or even any hybrid was seen at very long distance from Torredembarra beach, Tarragona, migrating S with 2 Shelducks T.tadorna on 5.1 (Xavier Larruy).The la Nava bird was still there on 10.1 (E.Gómez Crespo).  There was one at Guadalquivir marshes on 11.1 (SEO-Sevilla).There was a female on 11.1 at Escupidera area, PN Doñana, Sevilla (D.L.Huertas et al).The Nava bird was still ther on 30.1 (Enrique Gómez Crespo).

Mandarin Duck* Aix galericulata. The drake seen last december 2002 at Llobregat delta, Barcelona, was relocated within RN Remolar-Filipines area on 18.1 (Xesco Macià, Emma Guinart).Relocated again at Vidala lagoon, same area on 26.1 (Emma Guinart, Paco Blanco).

American Wigeon* Anas americana.  There was an adult male at Miño river mouth, A Guarda, Pontevedra, Galicia, on 11.1 (Rafael Salvadores, José Manuel Mariño).It was still there on 16.1 (César Vidal).There was one male at Ensenada da Insua, Ponteceso, A Coruña, on 25-26.1 (J.L.Rabuñal; David Bigas et al).

Green-winged Teal* Anas carolinensis. The PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà bird featured last month began the year at the same place (J.Martí Aledo) and it was presumably still there, although not relocated, by 7.1.A drake was at Estuario del Miño, A Guarda, Pontevedra,from 13.1 (Rafael y Tito Salvadores) to 16.1 at least (César Vidal). The PN Aiguamolls drake was relocated on 12.1 (Aleix Comas). The Aiguamolls bird seen again on 17.1 (J.Marti Aledo, M.Jiménez).There was a drake at La Furta reservoir, Asturies, on 26.1 (JM Andrés, J Cañada, K de Dios).

Hybrid Mallard x Pintail Anas cf. platyrhynchos x acuta. A drake showing intermediate characters was reported from ria de Eo, Lugo-Asturies, on 7.1 (Pablo Fernández). 

Hybrid Mallard x Red-Crested Pochard Anas platyrhynchos x Netta rufina. The bird reported in 2002 at Llobregat delta (see photos here) was relocated at the same place on 9.1.2003 (R.Gutiérrez, A.Ramal).

Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris. The 'party' (up to seven were counted) of birds at Traba lagoon, Laxe, A Coruña, now formed by 5 females and a male, were still there on 5-6.1 (J.Luis Rabuñal).The pair of birds of Embalse das Forcadas, A Coruña, was still there on 17.1 (Pablo & Antonio Gutiérrez)

Scaup Aythya marila. One male and 2 ad. females were at Ensenada da Fianteira, Sanxenxo/Meanho, Galicia, on 5.1 (Cosme Damiám Romai Cousido). Perhaps those birds were part of a flock of seven (a male and six females) seen by mid-december at the same area (Emilio Martínez Sabarís).There was a female at Utxesa reservoir, Lleida on 11.1 (Steve West, Eva Solanes, Ester Freixenet, Enric Farré, Xavier Revés).There was one at RN Santoña, Cantabria on 15.1 (J.G.Navedo). This bird had arrived to the reserve on late november 2002.The female of Utxesa was still there on 26.1 (Gerard Bota).The Santoña bird was still there on 22.1 (Juan G.Navedo, J.J.Aja).

Ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca. There was a male at Entremuros, Sevilla, on 4.1 (Paco Chiclana). Two males were seen at Gravera Picón de los Conejos, Velilla de San Antonio, Madrid, on 4.1 (Delfín González, Miguel Juan Martínez). The bird at Traba lagoon, Laxe, A Coruña, was still there (see last month) on 5-6.1 (J.Luis Rabuñal).At Mas Blanc pond, Fraga, Huesca, there was one drake on 3.1 (Jordi Solans, Jordi Calvet).At Gravera del Porcal, Madrid, there was a bird on 12.1 (Delfín González).

Eider Somateria mollissima. There were 2 offshore at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona, on 8.1 (Marc Gálvez)In the same area, there were 3-4 on 18.1 (Pomç Feliu/APNAE)On 16.1 there was one between Cambrils and L'Hospitalet de l'Infant, Tarragona (Eduard Barba, Ismael Bernat, Pere Josa Anguera).A summer plumaged adult male was seen from playa de la Lanzada, O Grove, Pontevedra on 31.1 (Delfín González).

Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis. There were 3 at RN Santoña estuary  on 10.1 (Nacho Fernández Calvo).

Goldeneye Bucephala clangula. At ria de San Martín, Cantabria, there were 3 birds on 18.1 (Maximo Sánchez Cobo & Alejandro García).

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus. Unseasonal record. A female was seen at Guadalquivir marshes, Sevilla on 28.1 (Javier Salcedo/SEO-Sevilla).

Corncrake Crex crex. A bird crashed into a window at El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona on 3.1. It was brought to the town council where it was identified by their biologists (E. de Roa, P.Esteban). Later it was brought to the Llobregat delta NR and the recovery center (F.López). See a photo below and a thumbnail here. Both photos © Ricard Gutiérrez. The bird was successfully recovered at Torreferrussa Center and was released at Maresma de les Filipines,Viladecans, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 8.1 (Ferran López). News were covered by local tv station.

Crex crex. Llobregat delta, Barcelona, 8.1.2003 © Ricard Gutiérrez

Crested Coot Fulica cristata. On 1.1. there were singles at J A Valverde center and Caño Guadiamar, Doñana, Huelva (John Butler). On 2.2. the number at Caño Guadiamar had raised to two (John Butler).There were two at Guadalquivir marshes on 2.1 (Paco Chiclana).There were 5 -two neck-banded - at Dehesa de Abajo, Aznalcazar, Sevilla and another at Caño de Guadiamar, Sevilla on 4.1 (John Butler). 

AMERICAN COOT* Fulica americana. SECOND FOR SPAIN. An adult was found on 5.1 at O Grove marshes, Pontevedra, Galicia by Cosme Damiam Romai Cousido. It was only at 10-15 m with other coots. Also seen on 6.1 at Rouxique lagoons, Sanxenxo (C.D. Romai; César Vidal and others of SGO; Pablo y Antonio Gutiérrez). There are photos and an special page is under constuction. See a thumbnail here for the moment.NEW PHOTOPAGE with description of the bird. Still there on 11.1.2003 (Emilio Martíez Sabarís)Still there on 14.1 (Delfín González).

Sociable Plover* Vanellus gregarius. On 16.1 there was a bird, seen at extremely close range, at Laguna de Tiscar, Puente Genil, Córdoba (Clem Davis).On 25.1 one was found at PN Doñana, Sevilla province (Manolo Villaécija). It seemed a 1st winter.See a photo below and a different thumbnail here

Vanellus gregarius. Cantaritas, Doñana. 25.1.2003 © Daniel L Huertas

Lesser Yellowlegs*  Tringa flavipes. The overwintering oiled bird at Ensenada da Insua, Ponteceso, A Coruña, was still there on 5-6.1 (J.L. Rabuñal Patiño).

Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus. EXTRALIMITAL INLAND RECORD. An adult moulting to summer plumage was seen at Gravera Picón de los Conejos, Velilla de San Antonio, Madrid, on 4.1 (Delfín González).Another in winter plumage was at the same place on 7.1 (Gabriel Martín García).

Ring-billed Gull* Larus delawarensis. The adult present at least from 25.11 at playa de Ares, A Coruña, Galicia (Pablo y Antonio Gutiérrez) was still there on 2.1.See a thumbnail here.On 2.1 too, another bird, a 2nd winter, was present at playa de Salías, Ria de Eo, Lugo-Asturies (Pablo Fernández).There was one at Estuario del Miño, A Guarda, Pontevedra, on 16.1 (César Vidal). At ria de Ortigueira, A Coruña, there was a 1st winter on 13.1(Pablo Gutiérrez)   At ria de Cedeira, A Coruña, there were an adult and a 1st winter on 13.1 (see photo of the adult below and a thumbnail of the 1st winter here) (Pablo Gutiérrez). There were 2 at Santander Bay on 12.1 (M.A.García Matellanes, A.Rodrigo, Fernando Arce).There was one at Santander bay on 26.1, This is not one of the two birds previously cited as there were plumage differences (F.Arce).A 2nd winter moulting into 2nd summer was seen at estuario do Miño, A Guarda, Pontevedra (A.Lomeña, A.Burgas, C.Vidal).The 2 birds from Santander bay were still seen on 31.1 (Fernando Arce, Carlos Sainz).


The Adult Ring-billed Gull at ria de Cedeira, Galicia  (Photo© Pablo Gutiérrez)
 

Common Gull Larus canus. EXTRALIMITAL INLAND RECORD.  There was a bird at Gravera del Porcal, Madrid, on 12.1 (Delfín González).Another inland record: a 2nd winter at near laguna de la Nava, Palencia (Enrique Gómez Crespo).Inland at Lleida province there was a 2nd winter at Utxesa reservoir on 26.1 (Gerard Bota).

Iceland Gull* Larus glaucoides. Two records from Asturies: a 1st winter was seen at Gijón on 3.1 (Xuán Fernández García) and was still there on 11.1 at the Rula area of the harbour of Gijón (Daniel López Velasco). See a thumbnail here and a photo below. There had been an adult/3rd winter on 24.12.2002 off playa de Salinas, Asturies (Daniel López Velasco).Sad news: the Gijon bird (below) appeared died on 15.1 due probably to some kind of illness. However, on 20.1 there was a new bird seen in the same area and remained until 22.1 (Isolino Pérez Tuya).

Glaucous Gull* Larus hyperboreus. There was a 2nd winter at Bengoa marshes, RN Santoña, Cantabria, on 13.1 (M.A.García Matellanes, Alfonso Rodrigo).There was a 1st winter at Embalse de San Andrés, Gijón, Asturies (Pablo Fernández García). There was a bird, probably a 2nd winter, at observatorio de la Arenilla, Santoña, Cantabria, on 26.1 (David Calleja, MIkel Guereñu).

Guillemot Uria aalge. EXTRALIMITAL RECORD. There were 2 birds off Cap de Creus, Girona, on 18.1 (Ponç Feliu et al/APNAE). The species is accidental in NE Spain.

Richard's Pipit* Anthus richardi. On 8.1 there was a bird in meadows near Los Penedos Blancos, Castropol, Asturies (Pablo Fernández García).At Arnao aerodrome runway, Castropol, Asturies, there were 4 on 9.1 (location c.250 m from 8.1 sighting, Pablo Fernández García).There was a bird at Hontoria, Llanes, Asturies on 19.1 (Luís Carrera).Overwintering in Alacant area: there were 2 at Santa Pola saltpans, Alacant, Mediterranean coast on 11-25.1 (Malcolm Palmer, José Manuel López, José Villalba). On 17.1 there were three at the same place (A.Jacobo Ramos, S.Arroyo) and on 18.1 they were still there and there could have been three more (Elías Gomis, Raúl González, Paqui Molina).There were 2 at cabu Penes, Gozón, Asturies, on 23.1 (Clemente Álvarez Usátegui).There were 2 at Isla Mayor ricefields, Sevilla (Paco Chiclana).There was one at Cabo Peñas, Asturies, on 26.1 (JM Andrés, J Cañada, K de Dios).

Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis. There were 5 at playa de A Frouxeira, Valdoviño, A Coruña on 7.1 (Luz, Víctor and Antonio Fernández).There were four birds at the Musel harbour outer pier, Xixón, Asturies on 21.1 (Clemente Álvarez Usátegui).



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


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Latest highlights:



A close-up of the adult Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) of playa de Ares, A Coruña, where it was seen again on 2.1 (Photo © Grupo Sterna Ferrol).
The corncrake (Crex crex) that 'landed' at El Prat de Llobregat on 3.1 (Photo  © Ricard Gutiérrez) 
So far, the bird of the year: the 2nd Spanish American Coot Fulica americana, found by the skilled local birder from OGrobe (O Grove), Galicia, Cosme Damiam Romai and seen by a number of people from Galicia, a country which is strongly affected by the Prestige wreck that is still causing thousands of casualties (Photo © Pablo & Antonio Gutiérrez). SEETHE NEW PHOTOPAGE (Click on the image)
The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) found at Llobregat river, near Sant Boi de Llobregat, Llobregat delta, Barcelona from 17.12.2002 and photographed on 9.1. The bird behaved wild and was seen at c.10 km distance on 7.1 (Photo © Ricard Gutiérrez).
The 1st winter Ring-billed Gull at ria de Cedeira, Galicia, on 13.1 (Photo © Pablo & Antonio Gutiérrez). 
The 1st winter at Gijón harbour on 13.1  (Photo © Daniel López Velasco ). 
The Lesser White-Fronted Goose, a rarity in Spain, seen at Villafáfila on 11.1 (Photo © Pablo & Antonio Gutiérrez). 
The Brown Booby adult found dead at Pontevedra on 8-10 December 2002 by an Italian volunteer (Photo © Alberto Antinori). 
The Sociable Plover found at Cantaritas, Doñana, Sevilla on 25.1  (Photo © Daniel L Huertas). 
The Snow  Geese at Villafáfila, Zamora, on  22.1  (Photo © Miguel Rouco).
The White-fronted  Goose Anser albifrons at Santoña, Cantabria, on  26.1  (Photo © Miguel Rouco).

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