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Rare Birds in Spain

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This month's homologation statistics Citations / Citaciones / Com citar
Species index (n=51)
Podiceps grisegena Anas carolinensis Larus sabini
Podiceps auritus Aythya collaris Larus canus
Puffinus mauretanicus Aythya affinis Sterna forsteri
Egretta alba Aythya nyroca Streptopelia senegalensis
Egretta gularis Aythya marila Anthus richardi
Mycteria ibis Clangula hyemalis Anthus cervinus
Plegadis falcinellus Melanitta perspicillata Motacilla alba yarrellii
Threskiornis aethiopicus Oxyura jamaicensis Oenanthe deserti
Cygnus olor Gyps rueppellii Sylvia sarda/balearica
Cygnus cygnus Buteo rufinus Phylloscopus trochiloides
Anser fabalis Aquila pomarina/clanga Phylloscopus inornatus
Anser brachyrhynchus Falco vespertinus Phylloscopus schwarzi
Anser albifrons Fulica cristata Phylloscopus fuscatus
Branta leucopsis Charadrius morinellus Ficedula parva
Branta bernicla Calidris melanotos Lanius excubitor
Tadorna ferruginea Tringa flavipes Calcarius lapponicus
Anas americana Xenus cinereus Plectrophenax nivalis
Anas rubipres

 
See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena There were two at Montehano canal, Santoña NR, Cantabria on 15.11 (Alejandro García Herrera, Álvaro Bustamante, Virginia Iturriaga).Still two on 17.11 (Miguel Rouco, A.Bustamante, J.de la Cruz) and at least one on 18.11 (Álvaro Bustamante). See a thumbnail here (Photo © Miguel Rouco)Still there on 20.11 (Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana, José Manuel Mairal) and 25.11 (Álvaro Bustamante; Juan Gómez Navedo y María Díaz). See a thumbnail hereThere was a 1st w one at embalse de Meincende, A Coruña on 29.11 (Delfín González). The Santoña bird still there on 28.11 (I.García, A.Bustamante, Fernando Arce). And the Meicende bird also on 29-30.11 (Pedro J., Clemente, Pablo Fernandez y Daniel López Velasco). There were a total of 3 at Santoña on 29.11: 2 frente al albergue juvenil y otro mas en la zona nueva del puerto detras de la plaza de toros (Bigotudo) 
 
Slavonian Grebe* Podiceps auritus. (1w0035by snail mail,2,3) On 9.11 there were 2 at ria de Ortigueira, A Coruña, Galicia (Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Pita, Pablo Gutiérrez)(2) There was one at Montehano canal, Santoña NR, Cantabria on 15.11 (Alejandro García Herrera, Álvaro Bustamante, Virginia Iturriaga). But two on 20.11 (Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana, José Manuel Mairal). There were eight at canales de Ano y San Jorge on 24.11 at Santoña, Cantabria (Juán Gómez Navedo, J.J.Fernández Aransay, María Díaz y José A. Gómez)At Santoña two of the eight were seen on 28.11 (Fernando Arce, I.Garcia, A.Bustamante).

Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus. There were 430 ind. off Gola de Pal, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 14.11 (David Bigas).There were 2 off Santoña, Cantabria on 18.11 (Álvaro Bustamante).There were 4 off Tarragona on 20.11 (F.López., R.Gutiérrez).'Many' were reported on 22.11 off Marismas del Odiel, Huelva (Manolo Villaécija, José Manuel Reyes). There were 185 off Tarragona harbour on 21.11 with 15 yelkouan too (Albert Cama, Philipp Garcia). There were 70 off Cap de Creus with 32 yelkouan on 21.11 (Ponç Feliu). On 23.11, between 16h - 16h45, there were 103 Balearic Shearwater in front of the beach of Torredembarra, Tarragona (Raphaël Lebrun & Eva Andreu).There were 70 mauretanicus with a bunch of  yelkouans at Roses bay, Girona on 28.11 (T.Montràs i Jordi Martí Aledo).  On 30.11 there were 680 off Tarragona harbour (Albert Cama)

Great White Egret Egretta alba. On 1.11 there was one at S'Albufera de Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Ricard Gutiérrez, Helena Arbonés, Ariadna Gutiérrez, Gerard Gutiérrez).)There was one at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 3.11 (Pedro Bescós).There were 2 at Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga on 2.11 (Antonio Tamayo).On 7.11 there were 3 at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta one of whose presumably was of the so called modesta subspecies(see this AERC webpage for further details) in adult breeding (black bill, reddish legs but no aigrettes) plumage (Ricard Gutiérrez; Juan Bescós). See a thumbnail here. Video available (see here) On 9.11 there were 4-5 at Ejea de los Caballeros ricefields, Zaragoza (Mapi Asensio, Javier Capalvo).On 6.11 there were 2 at Isla Mayor ricefields, Sevilla (J.Salcedo, R.Martín, M.Martín y Paco Chiclana). There were 4 at Aiguabarreig Segre-Cinca, Lleida on 9.11 (Enric Farré). There were 2 at the nearby Utxesa reservoir on 9.11 too (Eladi Ribes). On 7.11 there were 5 at the rivers Grande and Guadalhorce mouths, Cartama y Pizarra, Málaga (J.j.Jiménez, A.Vasquez, J.Antonio, A.Tamayo).There was one at Villafáfila, Zamora on 5.11 (Adolfo Villaverde)On 8.11 there were 5 at Sot del Fuster, Vilanova de la Barca, lleida (Marc Pérez).On 13.11 there were 3 at Salines de Santa Pola i el Hondo, Alacant (Luis Fidel).There was one at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 14.11 (Ricard Gutiérrez).There were 6+ near Canal Vell area, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 20.11 (F.López, R.Gutiérrez). There was one on 15-16.11 at Villafáfila NR, Zamora (Isabel Martín, Alfredo Hernández).There was one at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, on 22.11 (Josep Farreny).Still there on 26.11 (Andrew Grery; R.Gutiérrez, F.X.Santaeufemia).There was one at El Hondo, Alacant on 23.11 (ANSE)There was one at Vila-Sana, Pla d'Urgell, Lleida on 29.11 (Jaume Bonfil).

Western Reef Egret* Egretta gularis gularis and hybrids . (1w0035,2 ) On 6.11 there was one at Isla Menor, Sevilla near the old ferry to Villafranco (John Muddeman). See a thumbnail here (2) On 7.11 the  hybrid from rio Grande, Cartama y Pizarra, Málaga, was seen again. It had been reported already in july 2003 (Antonio Tamayo, J.J.Jiménez, A.Vásquez, J.Antonio).

 
Yellow-billed stork* Mycteria ibis(1)  On 19-21.11, one was seen within a 180 White Stork Ciconia ciconia roost 30 km off Zamora. It was unringed (Pablo Santos Redín, Miguel Angel García Matellanes)On 23.11 it last seen there (Pablo Santos Redín)

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus. There were 650 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 9.11 (Rafael Romero, José Manuel Reyes).On 12.11 there were 800 between Isla Menor and Brazo del Este, Sevilla. See a photo withthe Sacred Ibis below (Daniel L Huertas).There was one at Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga on 16.11 (Antonio Tamayo).
 

Sacred Ibis* Threskiornis aethiopicus. Tworecords.(1w0064,2w0053,3 )  The adult at Sevilla ricefields, near Guadalquivir river on 19.10 was still there on 1.11 (D.L.Huertas, J.M Reyes, M Villaécija, J Salcedo).Still there on 9.11 (Rafa Romero, José Manuel Reyes)and 12.11 (Daniel L Huertas). See an impressive photo below with Glossy Iises and Purple Gallinules ! (© Daniel L Huertas) .(2) The bird at ria de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies was still there on 4.11 (Adolfo Vilalverde Garrido).Still there on 13.11 (A.Villaverde) and 15-17.11 (A.López López; A.Villaverde)(3) On 9.11 the bird at desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga was still there (Andrew Paterson). Still there on 16.11 (Antonio Tamayo).

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Mute Swan Cygnus olor. A bird was seen flying over Inca bridge, Mallorca, Balearic Islands on 3.11 (Lalo Ventoso).On 5.11 one was seen at laguna de Soto Manzaneque, Madrid (Gabriel Martín García).There were 7 at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 11.11 (local population coming from former reintroduction scheme) (Jordi Martí-Aledo et al)On 13.11 there was a juvenile at Muskildigorri pond, Auza, Ultzama valley, Navarra (Gorka Gorospe).Another adult appeared at Llobregat river, El Prat de Llobregat, on 15.11 (F.X.Santaeufemia) while the resident bird was at cal Tet lagoon on 18.11 (H.Garrido, J.Pérez de Ayala, F.López, R.Gutiérrez, F.X.Santaeufemia, A.Ramal et al).This bird moved to Remolar lagoon from 25.11 on (P.Bescós; F.X.Santaeufemia, R.Gutiérrez) and back to cal Tet on 28.11 (R.Gutiérrez, F.X.Santaeufemia, N.Urios, A.Ramal et al). On 23.11 a bird was ilegally shot and killed by a 'hunter' (who was given a penalty) at soto del Ebro at San Vicente de La Sonsierra, La Rioja. Post-mortem analysis showed a good body condition and the animal without any captivity origin trace, besides, the stomach plenty of aquatic vegetation (Ignacio Gámez/Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre)
 

Whooper Swan* Cygnus cygnus. One record(1,2 through snail mail) On 7.11 a flock of seven swans believed to be of this species was seen flying NW close to Barizo and Seiruga, Malpica, Galicia (Cosme Damián Romai Cousido). On 8.11 some people saw the birds feeding in the marsh of ria de Seiruga but intensive searching of the group on 9.11 was unsuccessful.On 16.11 there were 3 birds at Estuario da Insua, Ponteceso. They had been discovered few days before by José Luís Rabuñal Patiño (A.Sandoval, L.Salaverri, P.Pita, B.Torres, P.Gutiérrez).Still two on 23.11 (Tito y Rafa Salvadores, César Vidal) and 29-30.11 (Pedro J., Clemente, Pablo Fernandez y Daniel López Velasco)

Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus. The bird found at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca, on 26-27.10  was still thre on 1.11 (Delfín González; M.Rouco, J.de  la Cruz).
 

Pink-footed Goose* Anser brachyrhynchus. Two records (1w0035,2w0035 via snail mail  ) The two adults at ria de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies found in october were still there on 4.11 (Adolfo Villaverde Garrido) See a photo last month Both birds were of different size and possibly it was a pair. Local birders believe that the Asturies birds and the Ortigueira birds (see below) might be the same according to dates of dissapearing and arrival to Galicia BUT the two birds were relocated on 13.11 so are different (Aldolfo Villaverde).Still ther on 15.11 (Adolfo López) and 17.11 (A.Villaverde)(2) On 7.11 there were two at ria de Ortigueira, A Coruña, Galicia (Antonio y Pablo Gutiérrez). See a thumbnail here

White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons .There was one at Isla Menor, Sevilla on 1.11 together with 300 Greylag geese (Anser anser) On 4.11 there was a juvenile and 3 adults at the same place (José Manuel Reyes). On 1.11 (Delfin González; M.Rouco, J.de la Cruz)the two birds at Azud de Riolobos were still there (Delfín González).There were 2 albifrons at Villafáfila, Zamora on 2.11 (M.Rouco, A.González, J.de la Cruz).There were 2 at Isla Mayor, Sevilla on 4.11 (Paco Chiclana).There was one at the same place on 6.11 (P.Chiclana, J.Salcedo, R.Martin, M.Martín). There was one at Santoña on 9.11, the same seen already on 30.10 (J.Fernandez Aransay & Fernando Arce). Nearby, at Pozón de la Dolores, Camargo, Cantabria, the adult ssp albifrons was seen again on 6.11 (Máximo Sánchez Cobo) and  9.11 (J.M.Pérez de Ana, M.Garrigós; F.González).See two thumbnails here. This bird was initially found on 18.10 (J.López) and 19-10 (Beatriz López, Máximo Sánchez). There were 5 at Vilalfáfila, Zamora on 5.11 (Adolfo Villaverde).On 9.11 there were 4 at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca (Mariano Torres, Octavio Infante, Javier de la Cruz).There was one at Sariñena, HUesca on 12.11 (Alberto Bueno).At Embalse de Leiva, La Rioja, there were 2 1st winters within a party of 12 Greylags on 23.11 (Ignacio Gámez).One adult was at Poders de Escalante, Santoña, Cantabria on 20.11 (Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana) and 25.11 Juán Gómez Navedo y María Díaz).There was one at Sariñena lagoon, Huesca on 30.12 (Luis Tirado).

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis A bird was seen at Isla Mayor, Sevilla on 4.11 (Paco Chiclana)

Brent Goose Branta bernicla. On 24.11 there were 2 at playon de Cicero, Santoña, Cantabria (Juán Gómez Navedo, J.J.Fernández Aransay, María Díaz y José A. Gómez)Still there on 28-29.11 (I.García, A.Bustamante, F.Arce; Bigotudo). There was one 1stw at Ria do Burgo, A Coruña on 29.11 (Delfín González).

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea. A female was seen at Isla Mayor, Sevilla on 8.11 (P.Chiclana, M.Villaécija, J.Martin,  D.Huertas, R.Romero).There were 3 at Buda Island, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 22.11 (Mariano Cebolla, David Bigas). At Fuerteventura, there were five at Los Molinos on 7.11and 2 at Catalina García on 11 & 15.11 (Alan Miller). Nine were at Embalse del Pardo, Madrid on 9.11 (A.Rodriguez)
 

American Wigeon* Anas americana. Three records. (1,2,3)  There was a male within an Aythya ferina group at La Furta, Asturies on 1.11 (Adolfo Villaverde Garrido)(2&3) The drake seen last month at ria de Eo, Asturies-Lugo, was relocated on 4.11. At the same place a female was seen also on 3.11 (Pablo Fernández García)Still there on 19.11 (Pablo Fernández).

 
Black Duck* Anas rubipres. One record. (1)  The bird reportred previously at ria de Foz, Lugo was still there on 29-30.11 (Pedro J., Clemente, Pablo Fernandez y 
Daniel López Velasco)

 
Green-winged Teal * Anas carolinensis (1,2)  On 6.11 a  drake probably the last year overwintering bird was seen again at La Furta, Asturies in adult plumage (Elias García Sánchez).Still there on 14.11 (Alfonso López López)(2) The PN Aiguamolls bird was seen on 8.11 but not relocated on 11.11 despite it is believed to be at the area (Jordi Martí Aledo).

 
Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris (1 ,2,3w0058,4,5, 6snail mail via snail mail ) The first for Catalonia, a female or 1w,  was found in company of 5 Tufted Ducks Aythya fuligula at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 2.11 (J.Martí-Aledo, Teresa Montràs, M.Caamaño). On 3.11 was still there (O.Clarabuch, P.Feliu i altres) and it has been discovered that was seen and later photographed without being initially assigned to the species on 1.11 (Martí Rodríguez ; Angel Arroyes), being this the first date for the species there. See 3 thumbnails here.Still there on 11.11 (Jordi Martí Aledo, R.Gutiérrez, T.Montràs, E.Guinart, P.Feliu, B.Minobis) but not found on 14.11 and later (Jordi Martí Aledo).(2) There was a juvenilewithin a Wigeon flock at Ria de Villaviciosa, Asturies from 3-4.11 (Adolfo Villaverde Garrido).(3)  A pair was at As Forcadas, Valdoviño, A Coruña on 11.11 (Luis J. Salaverri, Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Gutiérrez).See two photos below (© Pablo Gutiérrez)(4) There was a female at Selga de Ordás reservoir, León at least on 1-8.11 (Nacho Rodríguez, Javier García, Carlos Zumalacárregui). See a thumbnail here(5) On 16-17.11 a 1st winter male reached ria de Villaviciosa, Asturies, being different from the bird (2)(Adolfo Villaverde Garrido).(6) A pair was at Catalina García, Fuerteventura, on 15&18.11 (Alan Miller) 
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Lesser Scaup* Aythya affinis (1 ,)  A male was at As Forcadas, Valdoviño, A Coruña on 11.11 in company of a pair of Ring-necked Duck (Luis José Salaverri, Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Gutiérrez). See a photo below with a female Tufted Duck (photo © Pablo Gutiérrez). Still there on 29-30.11 (Delfín González; Pedro J., Clemente, Pablo Fernandez y Daniel López Velasco) when suggested according to eye colour, flanks pattern that ot could be not an adult.
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Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca. There was a male at laguna del Portil, Huelva on 5.11 (John Muddeman).There was a pair at Les Llaunes area, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 11.11 (J.Martí-Aledo, R.Gutiérrez, T.Montràs, B.Minobis, E.Guinart, P.Feliu et al).Relocated at Closa del Puig, Aiguamolls on 17.11 (Jordi Martí Aledo, Mireia Jiménez). There was a male at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca, on 11.12 (Octavio Infante, Francisco Cosme).There were 3 at Bombita ricefields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 14.11 (David Bigas).There was a female at laguna de Soto Manzaneque, Algete, Madrid on 27.11(Delfín González).The bird at la Massona, Aiguamolls, was relocated on 27.11 (X.del Acebo, J.Martí Aledo) and 28.11 (T.Montràs).

Scaup Aythya marila. A 1st winter male and a female were seen at Bombita ricefields, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 14.11 (David Bigas).There were 2 (1w male and 1w female) at Ría de Eo, Lugo/Asturies on 20.11 (Pablo Fernández)

Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis There were 2 presumed 1st winters at Tancada lagoon, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona fron 16.11 (David Bigas) to 21.11 at least (Mariano Cebolla, Jamie Durrant).
 

Ruddy Duck* Oxyura jamaicensis. 2 records (1, 2 w0063) (1)On 3.11 one male in winter plumage was found at laguna de Soto Manzaneque, Algete, Madrid (Gabriel Martín)(2)A 1st winter female appeared at cal Tet lagoon, El Prat de Llobregat, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 12.11 (X.Larruy, G.Siré; F.López, F.X.Santaeufemia). On 13.11 it was still there (F.López, R.Gutiérrez). See a thumbnail here.It was last seen on 18.11 (H.Garrido, J.Pérez de Ayala, F.López, R.Gutiérrez, F.X.Santaeufemia, A.Ramal et al).

 
Surf Scoter* Melanitta perspicillata (1) An immature bird was reported
from Baía da Lanzada, O Grove (SW Galicia) on 22.11, being observed among 
~150 Common Scoters Melanitta nigra. Not relocated on 23.11 (Emilio
Martínez Sabarís, Cosme Damián Romai Cousido, Beatriz Pazos)

 
Rüppell's Vulture* Gyps rueppellii (1 )On 8.11 a bird similar to one accepted in the same place in 8 january 2000, unringed, was seen at Valle de Alcudia, Almodovar del Campo, Ciudad Real within a large group of Griffon Vulture (peaking 1155 vultures) (Alvaro Camiña Cardenal). You can find an article on the Status of this species in Europe in the last number of Dutch Birding

 
Long-legged Buzzard* Buteo rufinus(1,2 via snail mail)  One was reported from complejo endorreico de Espera, Cádiz on 9.11 (José Manuel Reyes, Rafa Romero).(2) An adult  bird was seen from 8.10 to 5.11 at devesa del Saler, PN l'Albufera de València, València (J.I.Dies; J.L.Terrasa, T.Alcocer, D.Cruz). The bird was in good condition but after some research no idea of its origin has been established, hence an unknown origin putative remark from the authors.  See a thumbnail here

 
Lesser Spotted/Spotted Eagle* Aquila pomarina/clanga (1snail mail, 2snail mail)  One was seen and photographed at El Rocío on 7.11 (a subadult) which may well be again an hybrid like that (or the same) reported last year or a pomarina but some local birders claim it as clanga (John Muddeman) . This eagle was first reported on 20.10 by José Luis Arroyo.  Much detailed information is needed to judge this record. See a thumbnail here(2) On 28.11 there was a bird at El Rocío, Huelva too but it does not seem the same as above. There are photos (José Manuel Reyes Páez).

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus. One was reported from Campillos, Málaga on 22.11 (Antonio Tamayo)

Crested Coot Fulica cristata. There were 3 at complejo endorreico de Espera, Cádiz on 9.11 (José Manuel Reyes, Rafa Romero).

Dotterel Charadrius morinellus. On 27.11 there was an adult at coastal meadows of Villamil, Tapia de Casariego, Asturies. It was with 80 Pluvialis apricaria (Pablo Fernández García). On 30.11 it was still there with 400 Pluvialis apricaria (Pedro J. Menéndez Martinez, Clemente Álvarez Usategui, Daniel Lopez Velasco y  Pablo Fernández Garcíal).
 

Pectoral Sandpiper* Calidris melanotos. (1) A bird, possibly the same reported last month with number '5' was seen again on 1.11 at Isla Menor, Sevilla (D.L.Huertas, J.M Reyes, M Villaécija, J Salcedo ; Fran Romero).Photos soon.

 
Lesser Yellowlegs* Tringa flavipes. (1 by snail mail ) A bird was seen on 16.11 at Estuario da Insua, Ponteceso. It had been discovered few days before by José Luís Rabuñal Patiño (A.Sandoval, L.Salaverri, P.Pita, B.Torres, P.Gutiérrez).Still there on 23.11 (Tito y Rafael Salvadores, César Vidal) and 29-30.11 ((Pedro J., Clemente, Pablo Fernandez y Daniel López Velasco)

 
Terek Sandpiper* Xenus cinereus. (1) A bird was seen on 22.11 at Illa de Cort ricefields, Delta de l'Èbre, Tarragona (David Bigas et al)

Sabine's Gull Larus sabini Two were seen from cabo de Corrubedo, A Coruña on 1.11 (Tito y Rafael Salvadores, César Vidal).

Common Gull Larus canus Only extreme inland records. A 1st winter was found at graveras del Porcal, Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid on 9.11 (Miguel Juan, Delfín González). Of a high rarity in Madrid. See a thumbnail here.There was another 1st winter at embalse del Vellón, Guadalix de la Sierra, Madrid, on 26.11 (Gabriel Martín García)
 

Forster's Tern* Sterna forsteri. One record (1) On 16.11 a 1w bird was seen at Camariñas, A Coruña, Galicia (Antonio Sandoval, Luis Salaverri, Pablo Pita, Bárbara Torres & Pablo Gutiérrez). See two photos below.Still there on 21.11 (Antonio Gutiérrez) and 23.11 (Sterna Ferrol, César Vidal, J.L.Rabuñal).Still there on 26.11 (C.Damián Cousido) and 29-30.11, when photographed again (Delfín González; Pedro J., Clemente, Pablo Fernandez y Daniel López Velasco)


 
 
Laughing Dove* Streptopelia senegalensis. (1) A bird was at La Lajita, Fuerteventura on 14.11 (Alan Miller).

 
Richard's Pipit* Anthus richardi (1 via snail mail,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 ) (1) A bird was heard in flight over Maresma de les Filipines, Delta del Llobregat, Barcelona on 3.11 (Ferran López)(2) There was one or possibly two at playa de la Gola, Santa Pola, Alacant on 7.11. The species had been referred at the same place last year (Malcolm Palmer).Still there on 25.11 (Malcolm Palmer).(3) on 6.11 there was one at the coastal meadows of Campos, Tapia de Casariego, Asturies (Pablo Fernández García).(4) There were four at Condres, Gozón, Asturies, on 6.11 (Elias García Sánchez) and (5) 1-2 birds were seen at Cabu Peñas, Asturies on 4.11 (Elias García Sánchez). Still 2 at cabu Peñas on 15.11 (Alfonso López López).(6) There were 6 birds altogether at coastal meadows of Arnao, Castropol, Asturies on 19.11 (Pablo Fernández García)(7) There were 13 (!) birds at Cabo Peñes, Gozón, Asturies on 22.11 (Clemente Álvarez Usátegui).On 28.11 six of those were seen there too (Adolfo Villaverde Garrido)(8) There were 3 at Tancada meadows, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 28.11 (David Bigas)

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus. At Cabo Negro, between Avilés and cabo Peñes, Asturies, there was a probable bird betwen 3-9.11 (COA).There were two at El Hondo NR, Alicante on 15.11 (Oscar Aldeguer, Rubén Limiñana) to 16.11 (Adolfo J Quiles) when photographed. See a thumbnail here and a photo belowOne bird was seen again near El Hondo NR, Alicante on 21 and 25.11 (Luis Fidel). There are three interesing thumbnails here.

Photo: Adolfo Quiles

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii. On 10.11 there was a male at Zamora city, Castilla-León (Isabel Martín, J.Alfredo Hernández).One was trapped at Sevilla on 7.11 (Alberto Plata). On 16.11 there was a bird at Parque de Invierno de Oviedo, Asturies (Xabier Remirez).On 17.11 one was seen near the Mallorca airport (Lalo Ventoso). See a thumbnail hereOn 17.11 there was one at Gijón, Asturies (Alfonso López)
 
 

Desert Weathear * Oenanthe deserti. (1 via snail mail). On 23.11 afternoon a male was found at Ensenada da Ínsua sand-dunes, Ponteceso, A Coruña (Tito y Rafael Salvadores, César Vidal; Pablo Pita, Pablo Gutiérrez, Antonio Gutiérrez, Luis J Salaverri, Ignacio Torres).See thumbnails here and a photo below (Photos © César Vidal).

 
Marmora's/Balearic Warbler * Sylvia sarda/balearica.One record 
A singing male was on 20.11 in Res.Nat. de Caca Ports de Tortosa-Beceit, Tarragona (Ian Ford). This record is submitted via snail mail.

 
Greenish Warbler* Phylloscopus trochiloides. Another record!: (1) On 3.11 a bird was heard but not seen at Verdicio, Gozón, Asturies (Manuel Quintana Becerra).

 
Yellow-browed Warbler* Phylloscopus inornatus. Two records (1 via snail mail ,2w0061) (1)On 1.11 it was observed one bird near Tahivilla, Cádiz (James Wolstencroft)(2) On 5.11 one EURING 3 was trapped and ringed at Manecorro area, Doñana Nationa Park, Huelva (José Luis Arroyo). See a photo below and thumbnails here.
w0061 photo © José Luis Arroyo

 
Radde's Warbler* Phylloscopus schwarzi. THIRD FOR SPAIN. A bird was trapped and ringed at Sa Dragonera island, Balearics, on 7.11 (Eduard Amengual). 
Dusky Warbler* Phylloscopus fuscatus. 3rd FOR SPAIN (1snail mail through snail mail). An adult  bird was trapped and ringed at Ponteceso, A Coruña on 9.11 (Grupo de Anillamiento Hércules: F.Rosende, F.Calviño, M.A.Maestro, J.Pastoriza). Photos soon.See a thumbnail here. More photos in the Sociedade Galega d'Ornitoloxia webpage (opens in another window).

 
Red-breasted Flycatcher* Ficedula parva. One record. (1) A juvenile/1w bird was trapped and ringed at Dragonera, Balearic Islands on 2.11. It was retrapped on 4.11 (Jaume Bonnin).It was retrapped at the same place again on 8.11 (Eduard Amengual).

Northern Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor. Rare in N Spain. We will include all received records. An individual was seen at Santiago de Ambiedes, near cabo Negro, Asturies on 6.11 (Jorge Valella).
 

Lapland Bunting* Calcarius lapponicus (1w0059). A bird, possibly a male moulting into winter plumage was found within a Skylark Alauda arvensis flock and three Snow Buntings at Cabo Negro, Gozón, Asturies on 3-4.11 (Manuel Quintana Becerra; Elias García, J.A.García Fernadez, D.López Velasco, C.Alvarez Usátegui).Seen again on 7.11when possitively aged as adult in winter plumage (Manuel Quintana, Clemente Álvarez Usátegui). During the afternoon it was photographed (Jorge Valella, Daniel López Velasco). See a thumbnail here.Last seen on 8.11(Clemente Álvarez Usátegui).

Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis. On 3.11 there were three, a male and 2 1st winters at Gozón, Asturies (see Lapland Bunting) (M.Quintana, E.Garcia). On 1.11 there was one at PN Corrubedo, Ribeira, A Coruña (TIto y Rafael Salvadores, César Vidal).See a photo below.There was a male at playa de la Gerra, San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria on 8.11(Alejandro García Herrera).At Sierra de la Bobia, Villanueva de Oscos, Asturies, there was a flock of 8 birds on 5.11 aproximately at 1100 meters above sea level (Xurde Gayol).On 7.11 the three of Gozón were still there (Manuel Quintana Becerra).There were 4 more at cabu Peñas, Asturies on 4.11 (Elias García Sánchez).There was one at Santander city itself on 17.11 (possibly the street was Camilo Alonso Vega street) (Felipe González).There were 7 at Insua sand-dunes, Ponteceso, A Coruña on 23.11 (Tito y Rafael Salvadores, César Vidal).Two of the flock seen at Cabo Peñas were seen on 25.11 (Adolfo Villaverde Garrido).



Suggested citations / Citaciones recomendadas / Citació recomanada:
  • 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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Lamentablemente, de momento no hay versión castellana disponible. Lamentablement, de moment no hi ha versió catalana disponible, però Jordi Clavell s'encarrega sistemàticament d'ajudar-me a trobar totes les errades de la plana o sigui que gràcies!

This month homologation statistics:
Rarities reported so far this month
52
22
1
0
not submitted
29


Latest highlights:

The 1st record for Catalonia of Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris photographed at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà on 2.11 (1st photo, top, © Rafael Armada) and 3.11 (middle, with a male Aythya fuligula and bottom photos © Oriol Clarabuch)
The 1st winter Common Gull Larus canus found at Madrid on 9.11 (photo © Delfín González)
The Western Reef Heron seen at Isla Menor, Sevilla on 6.11 (photo © John Muddeman)
The Lesser Spotted/Spotted Eagle at el Rocío, Doñana on 7.11 (photo © John Muddeman)
The adult albifrons White-Fronted at Pozón de la Dolores, Camargo, Cantabria on 9.11 (photo above © Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana, below  © Máximo Sánchez Cobo)
One of the two Pink-footed Geese at Ortigueira, Galicia on 7.11 (Antonio y Pablo Gutiérrez)
The Yellow-Browed Warbler ringed at Manecorro, PN Doñana on 5.11 (Photos © José Luis Arroyo)
The Lapland Bunting at Asturies, photographed on 7.11 (Photo © Daniel López Velasco)
The Long-legged Buzzard from Devesa del Saler, L'Albufera de València , believed to be from unknown origin (photo © José Ignacio Díes)
The Ruddy Duck at cat Tet lagoon (left) with a female Gadwall (right) on 12-13.11 (photo © Ricard Gutiérrez)
One of the two Red-throated Pipits at El Hondo, Alacant from 15-16.11 (Photo :  © Adolfo Quilez). See another larger image under the species account.
The Dusky warbler, the 3rd for Spain, ringed at Ponteceso, A Coruña on 8.11 (Photo ©  F.Rosende)
One of the two Red-necked Grebes at Santoña by 17.11 (Photo ©  Miguel Rouco)
A female Ring-necked Duck seen at Selga de Ordás reservoir, León, where present on 1.11 and coming from October (Photo © Nacho Rodríguez)
A Pied Wagtail out of range at Mallorca, near the airport area, on 17.11 (Photo © Lalo Ventoso). 
The modesta-looking Egretta alba at Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 7.11 (Vidcap © Juán Bescós). See the special page on this bird
The Whooper Swan at Ensenada da Ínsua (where 3 rarities now!) on 23.11 (Photo © César Vidal)
The male Desert Weathear found on 23.11 at Enseada da Ínsua sanddunes, Ponteceso, A Coruña (Photos © César Vidal).
The Red-throated pipit 'almost overwintering' near El Hondo NR, Alacant on 21 and 24.11 (Photos © Luis Fidel)
Detail (cropped image) of the Red-necked grebe of Santoña taken on 25.11 (Photo © Álvaro Bustamante)

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