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Rare Birds in Spain

Recent Reports: Latest sightings
SEPTEMBER 2004 NEWS (featuring so far 40 photos of 15 species!)
 
* rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO
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This month's homologation statistics Citations / Citaciones / Com citar
Species index (n=3+38=41 )
GALLOANSERAE
 
Cygnus olor Anser brachyrhynchus Aythya nyroca
NEOAVES
 
Puffinus griseus Porzana pusilla Stercorarius longicaudus
Puffinus mauretanicus Fulica cristata Larus sabini
Oceanites oceanicus Charadrius morinellus Sterna caspia
Egretta alba Calidris ruficollis Sterna bengalensis
Egretta c.f. gularis x garzetta Calidris temminckii
Plegadis falcinellus Calidris bairdii Chlidonias leucopterus
Platalea alba Calidris melanotos Apus caffer
Gyps rueppellii Calidris maritima Anthus hodgsoni
Buteo rufinus Limicola falcinellus Acrocephalus paludicola
Aquila clanga Tryngites subruficollis Hippolais icterina
Falco vespertinus Tringa stagnatilis Hippolais caligata
Falco biarmicus Tringa flavipes Phylloscopus trochiloides
Falco eleonorae Phalaropus lobatus Calcarius lapponicus

 
See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers

GALLOANSERAE

Mute Swan Cygnus olor. On 9.9 there were TWO, not one as last month, at cal Tet lagoon, RN Ricarda -ca l'Arana, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Ferran López).
 

 
Pink-footed Goose* Anser brachyrhynchus(1w0122)On 23.9 a party of 15 plus a single bird were seen from RN Marismas de Santoña y Noja, Cantabria (Alejandro García Herrera, Juan Gómez Navedo). Still there on 26.9 (Alejandro García Herrera)See a photo below taken on 24.9 (Álvaro Bustamante, Guillermo Lázaro)Still in the area on 28.9 (J.M.Pérez de Ana) and 29.8 (Alejandro García Herrera). See closer thumbnails here (José Miguel Devesa)

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca  A drake was seen at bassa del Gall marí, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 1.9 (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Teresa Montràs) and on 2.9 (Alex Ollé).Still there on 8.9 (Ponç Feliu).There were 2 drakes at laguna del Portil, Marismas del Odiel, Huelva, on 25.9 (Manuel Villaécija, Alfonso Rodríguez).

NEOAVES

Sooty Shearwater  Puffinus griseus. Gibraltar sighting. One bird was seen from Gibraltar on 8.9, flying W (Ernest FJ Garcia/ GONHS).There were c. 15 birds/h off El Abra de Bilbao, Euskadi on 13.9 (Gorka Ocio).On 10.10 one was seen from Gibraltar (Ernest FJ Garcia/ GONHS)

Balearic Shearwater  Puffinus mauretanicus. On 7.9 there seven were seen off Punta del Dichoso, Suances, Cantabria (Alejandro García Herrera) On 12.9, 5 were seen flying W off Cabo Oyambre, Cantabria (A.García Herrera).There were 300-500 S of Sálvora island, A Coruña, Galicia (Andrés Bermejo).There was a strong passage off Bilbao coast on 13.9 flying W (towards the expected direction if heading back to the Mediterranean, ed.comment). The passage suggests most of the population of the species (as expected) would be leaving now the Atlantic: 120 birds/hour at 1-2 n.m. offshore to the W off El Abra de Bilbao, Euskadi (Gorka Ocio). There were two rafts 0,5 n.m. off el Abra (87 birds) and another of 61 birds near playa de la Arena, Muskiz (G.Ocio). 16 were seen from Los Lances, Tarifa, Cádiz on 15.9 (Ian Kinley, Dave Thexton). One south past Atlanterra, Cádiz and one S past Tarifa, Cádiz on 21.9 (Ian Kinley, Dave Thexton). Ten south past Los Lances, Tarifa, Cádiz in 45 minutes on 23.9 (Ian Kinley, Dave Thexton). Seven were seen in a seawatch off Garraf and Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 23.9 (A.Ramal, R.Gutiérrez, F.X.Santaeufemia).
 

 
Wilson's Storm Petrel* Oceanites oceanicus(1)On 6.9 a bird was seen 13 nautical miles off Cabo Peñas, Asturies, in company of 5 European Storm-Petrels Hydrobates pelagicus (Pedro J Menéndez, Elías García Sánchez, César A Laó, Santiago Casado, Arturo Ruano)

 
 
Presumed hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret* Egretta cf. gularis x garzetta (1w0117,2)On 15.9 a bird was found at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca (Miguel Rouco). See a picture below in company of E.garzetta and A.cinerea and thumbnails hereThe bird was not there on 21.9 (M.Rouco) (2) On 17.9 there was one at rio Ardila, Fregenal de la Sierra/Zafra, Badajoz (Hugo Gómez-Tejedor Alonso, Clemente Álvarez Usátegui). This bird was similar to the (1) from Azud de Riolobos and the recently seen at Marjal del Moro (author comment). It was not seen the following day.

Great White Egret Egretta alba. Observations outside of regular site at PN Deltade l'Ebre, Tarragona.On 2.8 there was a bird at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta (Armand Ramal)There were 2 at Llobregat delta on 9.9: one at Filipines marsh, Viladecans (R.Gutiérrez; F.López) and another at ca l'Arana (F.López).On 8.9 there were 3 at Plaiaundi, Euskadi (Oliver Pérez)There was one at San Vicente de la Barquera estuary, Cantabria, on 12.9 (Alejandro G Herrera).One was still at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 12.9 (J.Clavell, L.Gustamante).There were 10 at Ejea de los Caballeros ricefields, Zaragoza, on 19.9 (Javier Capalvo)At Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona, there were 8 on 20.9 (X.Sampere, A.Ramal, F.López, R.Gutiérrez) and 15 on 21.9 (X.Sampere). There was one at Brazo del Este, Sevilal on 21.9 (Rafa Romero).There was one at laguna de Chozas, León on 20.9 (Paco Canido)There were 2 at Balsa de Zolina, near Pamplona, Navarra on 22.9, being the 1st-ever for this wetland (Xabi Remirez; Gorka Gorospe). There were 2 at Salinas de Bonanza, Cádiz, on 18.9 (Ian Kinley, Dave Thexton).On 19.9 there was one at cala Tirant, Menorca, Balearic Islands (Jesús Arlanzón).Two were at S'Albufera de Mallorca on 22.9 (Pere Vicens et al.).There was one t El Abra, Bilbao on 20.8 (Gorka Ocio).There was one on 26.9 (S.Hernàndez) and 2 on 27.9 at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta (X.Sampere, F.López, R.Gutiérrez, A.Ramal).There was one at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 25.9 (Daniel L Huertas, J.Cabeza).On 21.9 there was one at estany de Sils, Girona (Hubert Mas, Freddy Rivas, Quim Vilagran).There were 4 at Salinas de los Portugueses, Cádiz on 28.9 (Paco Chiclana).

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus On 3.8 there was a bird at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta (Ferran López)On 18.9 there were 9 at Manjavacas lagoon, Cuenca (Charo Casado, Mario Arcas)The following day there were 15 birds at the same place from 14:30-15:00 hours. One was white-PVC ringed on the left leg (John Muddeman). On 26.9 there were 121 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla (Paco Chiclana) but on 20.9 there had been c.1000 birds (Ian Kinley, Dave Thexton).On 24.9 there were at least 560 birds at the same place (Daniel L Huertas).From 20.8 till 5.9 there was one at cases d'Es Ras, Mallorca (Wolf Eisfeld)
 

 
African Spoonbill* Platalea alba(1) One adult was seen at Brazo del Este, Sevilla, on 20.9 (Ian Kinley, Dave Thexton). May this be the bird seen previously in the area?

 
 
Ruppell's Vulture* Gyps rueppellii(1) Two were seen on Algarrobo watchpoint, Tarifa, Cádiz on 6.9 and one the following day (Malcolm Palmer, Jules Sykes) Probably the same bird had been seen on 5.9 (D.González Ortega; C.de Linares, M.Guerrero, C.Torralvo, F.Roviralta, J.Mazón) and on 15.9 (Javier de la Cruz et al).On 8.9 there were at least FOUR different immatures around Tarifa, Cádiz (Dick Forsman). This is one of the largest-ever parties reported in Europe.On 15.9 the bird was also seen by Ian Kinley & Dave Thexton.

 
 
Long-legged Buzzard* Buteo rufinus(1) One was seen at Algarrobo watchpoint, Tarifa, Cádiz on 8-9.9 (Malcolm Palmer, Jules Sykes). See a thumbnail here.Ceuta records (not rarities): single pairs cirtensis were seen on 1-2.9 from Observatorio de la Tortuga, Ceuta (David González Ortega, Concepción de Linares). On 31.8 at the same Ceuta place there were 2 pairs of the same ssp (D.González, C.de Linares).On 24.9 one was seen from Gibraltar (Ernest FJ Garcia/ GONHS)

 
 
Spotted Eagle* Aquila clanga(1) One was seen over Gibraltar on 18.9 with hundreds of Booted & Short-toed Eagles (Paul Rocca/ GONHS)

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus On 12.9 there were 2 (an adult male and an Euring 5 bird) at el Algarrobo watchpoint, Tarifa, Cádiz (Javier de la Cruz, Gianluca Chiofalo, Gianpaolo Terranova).Two were seen over Puig de l'Àliga, Alt Penedés, Catalunya on 18.9 (X.Bayer, C.Guasch, H.Salvadó, M.Peris). At Mallorca, one adult male was seen at Andratx outskirts (Steve Nicoll).On 26.9 there a bird was seen flying over PN Desierto de las Palmas, Castelló (Vicente Esteller Turlo).Single birds were seen from Gibraltar on 13&14.9 (Ernest FJ Garcia /GONHS)
 

 
Lanner* Falco biarmicus(1w0118) On 3.9 a juvenile bird was seen and photographed near Los Lances beach, Cádiz (Dick Forsman)Check out a photo of the falcon below and a thumbnail here


The juvenile Lanner (right) followed by a melanistic Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus as seen on Tarifa on 5.9 (Dick Forsman). See another larger image of the falcon here

Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae. Two birds were seen at Sant Miquel, Girona on 5.9 (Aleix Comas, E.Fabregas,M.Sánchez-Frou,S.Wey, J.Álvarez,A.Ruiz,M.Angelats, S.Gimeno, M.Gago).On 5.9 there was a dark phase adult at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Andy Paterson & Mike Clarke). On 8.9 there was one at Filipines marsh, Llobregat Delta, Barcelona (Ferran López).There was one pale phase bird over Santes Creus lagoon, L'Ametlla de Mar, Tarragona on 24.9 (Ricard Gutiérrez)The same day another was seen at Tancada beach, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Pere Cortinas). On 27.9 one was seen trying to capture Alpine Swifts (A.melba) at Sant Andreu, Barcelona town (Pere Cortinas; Joan Estrada)

Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla One was reported on 30.9 from a canal near estany de Montmany, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Alex Ollé)

Crested Coot Fulica cristata There was one at Brazo del Este, Sevilla, on 1.9 (Paco Chiclana).There were 2 at the same place on 21.9 (Daniel L Huertas).A bird, already observed in August 2004, was relocated with several common coots at Lagoa de Louro, Muros, W Galiza (Galicia) on 22-23.9 (C.Damiam Romai, B.Pazos, D.Collazo). One ringed bird but without PVC neck band, was seen on 20.8 at main canal, PN S'Albufera de Mallorca (Wolf Eisfeld)

Dotterel Charadrius morinellus. On 1.9 there was a large flock of 70 Dotterels at 'Las Tiesas', Albacete. Over 60% of the birds were still on breeding plumage (José Antonio Cañizares Mata). On 1.9 there were 12 (nine adults and 3 juveniles) at Las Amoladeras, Almería (Raimundo Martín Rodríguez).On 4-5.9 there were seven birds at Camporrobles, Valencia (Rafa Muñoz/SVO).At Almería on 5.9 there were 10 birds (E.Alba, J.Alba, F.Alcalà, Sara, S.Peregrina).See two photos below. On 2.9 there were 97 birds in a single flock at Albacete (J.A.Cañizares, J.M.Reolid).On 11.9 there were 2 at Velilla de la Sierra, Soria (J.Luis Hernández).On 10.9 there were 3 at Sierra de la Bovia (Elías García Sánchez, César A Laó).There is a number of sightings at Soria (J.L.Hernández) that makes this species commoner inland than thought: one bird on 1.9 at Taroda; a bird at Las Fraguas on 3.9; another at Sierra Llana de Villaciervos on 3.9; on 4.9 a bird at Buitrago and another at Fuentecantos; on 6.9 a flock of six at Fuentesauco plus another bird alone nearby; on 7.9 a bird at Zamajón and three on 10.9 at Noviercas. At Huesca there were 3 at Gurrea de Gállego on 9.9 (José Mª Canudo)There were 3 birds at Sils, Girona on 16.9 (Llorenç Pujol, Alfons DG). There were 3 at Yecla steppes, Murcia, on 15.9 (José Manuel López Molina)There was a group of four at Recatí ricefields, Valencia on 15.9 (Julio Estela)On 3.9 there was a juvenile at Manantiales, Lazagurría, Navarra (Alfonso Llamas). On 10.9 a bird was seen flying over Corraliza de Bornás, Valtierra, Navarra (Alfonso Llamas). From the birds featured on 10.9 at Sierra de la Bovia, only one remained on 18.9 (Isolino Pérez, MªJosé Fernández).There were 3 at rio Vélez river mouth, Málaga on 24.9 (Samuel Peregrina).On 26.9 there were 8 at Rambla Morales, Cabo de Gata, Almería (Miguel Domínguez, Raimundo Martín).At Alicante there were also some records this month: on 6.9 nine birds at Vistabella (A.Jacobo Ramos, I.Gámez, S.Arroyo, M.Grau) and 3 on 7.9 (A.Jacobo Ramos, S.Arroyo). 


Two images of the Almeria Dotterels seen on 5.9 (Samuel Peregrina)
 
 

 
Red-necked Stint* Calidris ruficollis(1snail mail, already sent) First for Spain if accepted. An adult bird was reported (see below) on 20.9 at Caño Guadiamar, Aznalcázar, Sevilla,at 16:15 hours (John Butler, Brian and Janet Ryles). A description (see excerpt below) has been sent to the CR/SEO.

The bird was first noticed standing still amongst a flock of Little Stints.The first thing that drew my attention to it was the buffy colour of the breast compared to all the other birds.First viewing through binoculars showed a Little Stint sized bird with a pink/red breast, short black bill, black legs and distint light eyebrow stripes above the eyes. Leaving the vehicle I was able to use my telescope without disturbing any of the birds.The telescope offered more detailed information and I was able to note dark speckling on the lower breast, merging into the buffy colour. Direct comparison with the Little Stints showed that the bill was thicker and straighter, the legs were slightly shorter and that the wing-tips extended more beyond the tail. It was also noticeable that the general plumage colour was greyer and that the head was darker and more speckled (John Butler)

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii. On 2.9 there was one at balsa de Arkaute, Salburúa wetlands, Alava (Josean Gainzarain).On 7.9 one was seen at Zeluán, Asturies (César Álvarez Laó). On 4.9 there were five at laguna del cerro de la cigüeña, Los Palacios y Villafranca, Sevilla (Rafa Romero).At Sollana ricefields, Valencia there was a juvenile between 3-10.9 (Bosco Dies).There were 3 juveniles at el Goleró, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 18.9 (Roser Solé and Josep Tantull)There were 2 juveniles on 18.9 at Valencia ricefields (Bosco Díes Jambrino).On 26.9 there were 7 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla (Paco Chiclana). On 20.9 there were five at the same place (Ian Kinley, Dave Thexton).And two on 21.9 (Daniel L Huertas).Also at Brazo del Este, there were 14 on 25.9 (Daniel L Huertas). On 25.9 there was one at Salinas de Cerrillos, Almería (Samuel Peregrina, Manuel Garrido)On 4.9 there was one at Alicante, near Embalse de la Pedrera (A.Jacobo Ramos). On 12.9 there was one juvenile at embalse del Sabón, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabier Varela).
 

 
Baird's Sandpiper* Calidris bairdii(1,2) On 2.9 a bird was reported at Clot de Galvany, Elx (Malcolm J.Palmer).(2)On 12.9 one was together with a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at laguna de Xuño, Porto do Son, A Coruña (L.José Salaverri, Marcos Zarraga, Rafael y Tito Salvadores, César Vidal).On 17.9 it was still there (Gorka Ocio, Andrés Bermejo).

The Baird's Sandpiper (left) with a fellow, guess who? click here (César Vidal)
 
Pectoral Sandpiper* Calidris melanotos(1w0112, 2,3w0116,4,5 ) The juvenile found on 30.8 at Bassa del Gall Marí, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona was relocated on 2.9 at the same place (Alex Ollé, Teresa Montràs, Jordi Martí-Aledo, Guy Delcroix).It was still there on 8.9 (Jordi Martí-Aledo). See below a photo of the bird on 5.9 (Guy Delcroix) and two thumbnails here
(2) On 10.9 one juvenile was seen at irrigating ponds at San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Miguel Avelino Suares) (3) On 13.9 one juvenile was found at el Cierrón, ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies (Adolfo Villaverde). See a photo below.The bird was still there on 15.9 (J.Valella, M.A.Fernández, Daniel López Velasco,César A Laó), 21.9 (A.Villaverde, D.Pascual, C.Álvarez-Usátegui) and 22.9 (A.Villaverde).Still there on 30.9 (A.Villaverde).
(4)From 14-17.9 one was reported from Leiva reservoir, La Rioja (Diego Benavides Madariaga).
A juvenile was reported at Charca de Villadún, Castropol, Asturies, on 13.9 (Felix Florez Casillas)


The Aiguamolls bird (Guy Delcroix)


The bird from Ría de la Villa (Adolfo Villaverde)

 

Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima. There was one at Marismas del Odiel, Huelva, on 3.9 (Paco Chiclana).
 

 
Broad-billed Sandpiper* Limicola falcinellus(1w0113,2) There was an adult moulting into winter plumage at the basis of the fangar bay, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona from 7-9.9 (David Bigas, S.Sales, C.Domingo).See two photos below and thumbnails here of this stunning-plumaged bird (David Bigas).Seen again on 11.9 (D.Bigas, JL Copete, F.López). New photo below (2) On 13.9 one juvenile was found at el Cierrón, ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies (Adolfo Villaverde).


 
 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper* Tryngites subruficollis(1w0114, 2,3snail mail (JL Rabuñal), 4w0120,5,6w0124
(1) On 11.9 one juvenile was seen at Playa Arealoura of Nigrán, Pontevedra (Carlos Lucirte, Jaime Sainz, J.Luis Moreno; César Vidal, Rafael y Tito Salvadores). The bird was seen still there on 15.9 (Adolfo Lomeña, César Vidal) (2)On 12.9 one was together with a Baird's Sandpiper at laguna de Xuño, Porto do Son, A Coruña (L.José Salaverri, Marcos Zarraga, Rafael y Tito Salvadores, César Vidal).
(3) At Ensenada da Ínsua, Ponteceso, A Coruña, another one was discovered on 15.9 (José Luís Rabuñal Patiño)Still there on 18.9 (Gorka Ocio, Andrés Bermejo).The bird was seen again on 19.9 (José Luís Rabuñal, Daniel López Velasco) and on  25.9 by a visiting party of Asturies birders (M.A.Fernández, J.Valella, P.J.Menéndez, P.Fernández, G.Rodríguez, D.L.Velasco). See some thumbnails here
(4) A fourth simultaneous bird in what is definitely a fall of BB Sandpipers to NW Spain, was found on 15.9 at playa Ladeira, barely 800 meters from the place where the (1) bird was simultaneously being seen!. Besides, there were slight plumage differences between birds (1) and (4). A juvenile, therefore, at playa Ladeira, Baiona, Pontevedra on 15.9 (Adolfo Lomeña, César Vidal).See new thumbnails of the Ladeira bird here, as photographed on 16.9 (César Vidal)
(5) Another bird from Galicia: on 19.9 a bird was found at lagoa de Louro, Muros, A Coruña (Pablo Pita, Bárbara Torres). The bird was relocated on 22.9 within a flock of Ringed Plovers and Dunlins (C.Damiam Romai, B.Pazos, D.Collazo).
(6) On 26.9 there were 2 at a meadow between Arnao and Castropol, Asturies. They were with 71 Golden Plovers and a Curlew Sandpiper (Pablo Fernández García).Still there on 27.9 (P.Fernández García, C.Álvarez Usátegui)


Above two images: The Nigrán bird (César Vidal) as seen on 11.9

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis. There was one at ca l'Arana, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 9.9 (Ferran López)There was one at Barbate, Cádiz, on 8.9 (M.Palmer, J.Sykes). At La Janda, Cádiz, there were 5 juveniles on 11.9 (Mike Clarke, Andy Paterson).On 15.9 there was one at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (F.López, J.Castelló).
 

 
Lesser Yellowlegs* Tringa flavipes(1snail mail (JL Rabuñal),2) There is a long-stayer (over a year now) at Ensenada da Insua, Ponteceso, A Coruña (José Luis Rabuñal Patiño). This bird was seen in recent times on 19.9 (JL Rabuñal; D.L.Velasco) and 25.9 (M.A.Fernández, J.Valella, P.J.Menéndez, P.Fernández, G.Rodríguez, D.L.Velasco) when a thumbnail was taken(2) One juvenile was found at Lagoa de Louro, Muros, W Galiza (Galicia) on 22-23.9 (Cosme Damiam Romai Cousido, Beatriz Pazos Gámez, Diego Collazo Pintos)

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus. One juvenile-1st winter was seen at Punta de la Banya, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 5.9  (David Bigas, J.L.Copete, C.Domingo). See a thumbnail here.On 21.9 there was one juvenile at Salinas de Cerrillos, Roquetas de Mar, Almería (Raimundo Martín)There were 2 at the same place on 26.9 (R.Martín, M.Dominguez)
 

 
Long-tailed Skua * Stercorarius longicaudus (1,2,3w0119,4) One was seen off cabo Silleiro, Baiona, Pontevedra on 11.9 within a strong S.parasiticus passage (Adolfo Lomeña, Víctor López).(2) On 4.9 one adult was reported from Punta de la Vaca, Asturies flying W (Carmelo de Dios, Nacho Vidal, Gorka Ocio).(3)A 3rd calendar-year bird was found on 11.9 in bad condition at La Garrofera beach, El Saler, l'Albufera de València. It was kept into care at the wildlife recovery center 'Granja de El Saler' where it was still alive on 16.9. The bird was studied by Natalia Ramón, J.I.Dies and M.Angel Monsalve plus Clemente Álvarez Usátegui as unexpected guest. Also studied by Bosco Díes, Mercè Vilalta and Anna Valentín-(4) On 11.9 one adult was seen from 'El Rillón' vessel, 7 miles off Navia, Asturies (J.A.García Fernández, Arturo Ruano, S.Solano et al).

Sabine's Gull Larus sabini. On 6.9 ten birds were seen 13 nautical miles off Cabo Peñas, Asturies (Pedro J Menéndez, Elías García Sánchez, César A Laó, Santiago Casado, Arturo Ruano). 

Caspian Tern Sterna caspia. Data of this species not included anymore in the page but this is an exception due to its rarity inland. An adult summer plumaged bird was found at Embalse del Vellón or Pedrezuela, Madrid on 20.9 (Gabriel Martín, Carlos Andrés; Alfredo H Ortega Morejón). There is only another recent record for Madrid back in 1995.

Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis. There was one at Parc Natural de les Salines de Santa Pola, Alacant on 9.9 (Antonio Jacobo Ramos)One was seen from Zahara de los Atunes lighthouse, Cádiz on 7.9 (M.Palmer, B.Vickers, D.Grant).On 18.9 one euring 3 was seen at Playa de los Lances, Tarifa, Cádiz (Keith Bensusan/GONHS). It was also seen and photographed at late evening by Miguel Rouco. See two thumbnails here.The bird had been seen already on 15.9 (one adult) (Dave Thexton).

White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus On 5.9 there was a juvenile at Salobrar de Campos, Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Lalo Ventoso). See a thumbnail here.At Sollana and Valencia ricefields, Valencia there were two juveniles between 3-10.9 (Bosco Dies)There was a juvenile at Riet Vell, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 18.9 (Roser Solé i Josep Tantull).On 25.9 there was an adult moulting into winter plumage at the same place (Ricard Gutiérrez). From 26.8 to 3.9 at least there was one juvenile at depuradora de s'Illot, Mallorca (Wolf Eisfeld).

White-rumped Swift Apus caffer On 20.9 there were 5 at Arroyo de Alpariate, Cádiz (John Butler, Jorma Tenuovo).There was a bird at PN Sierra de Andújar, Jaén, on 15.9 (Clemente Álvarez Usátegui).On 11.9 there were 2 under the bridges of the road from Torrejón El Rubio to Arroyo la Vid, Extremadura (Ian Wright). At Monfragüe, there were four birds around Peña Falcón, where a nest was seen on 28.9 (John Muddeman, Ray Nowicki)
 

 
Olive-backed Pipit* Anthus hodgsoni(1) On 15.9 one was reported at Badalona, Barcelona. The bird was seen at close range near the Sant Jeroni de la Murtra monastry, UTM 435 4591. A description will be submitted to the CR/SEO by snail-mail.

Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. On 5.9 there was one at estuario del Miño, A Guarda, Pontevedra (Rafael Salvadores y César Vidal). The two first ones in the same are were seen on 21.8 (C.Vidal).On 5.9 there was one at Ria de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies (C.Álvarez-Usátegui, Gilberto S Jardón, Daniel López Velasco).

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina. One was seen on 7.9 at Peroño, Luanco, Gozón, Asturies (Elias García Sánchez). This is only the 2nd or 3rd Asturies record ever.On 10.9 there was one at Fangar dunes, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Sergi Sales).
 

 
Booted Warbler * Hippolais caligata (1) First for Spain due to be accepted.  On 8.9 one was seen at extremely close range at Cau de Llastres, Colunga, Asturies (Elías García Sánchez). It was well told from Syke's Warbler, Hippolais rama. There is a previous claim of a bird seen in the Mediterranean but this record was never submitted to CR/SEO.

 
 
Greenish Warbler * Phylloscopus trochiloides (1w0121) First for Catalonia, 2nd for Mediterranean Spain.  On 27.9 one was trapped and ringed at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Joan Castelló, Ferran López; Rafael Armada; Ricard Gutiérrez; Armand Ramal, Xavier Sampere, Néstor Urios). See a special photopage here

 
 
Lapland Bunting* Calcarius lapponicus(1w0123,2) A bird was seen from 28 (P.Gutiérrez) to 29.9 at least (LJ Salaverri, P.Pita, A.Gutiérrez, I.Allegue, P.Gutiérrez) at Vilarrube sand dunes, Cedeira, A Coruña. See a thumbnail here.(2) Four were seen on 20.9 at cabo Peñes, Gozón, Asturies (Elías García Sánchez)



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


Recent reports includes the latest sightings from the whole of Spain 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 will be forwarded to the Spanish RC if enough substantiated but inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind. Gibraltar news are included thanks to Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society 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 .From 2004 on news on Pied Wagtail and Caspian Tern are no longer included except in case of major unusual concentrations .Go back to top
Citas recientes incluye las últimas novedades del conjunto del país 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 sera reenviada al CR/SEO pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo.Los nombres de las localidades se incluyen como son enviadas por los colaboradores, que deben ser citados como autores de las citas. Las noticias más recientes se marcan con .Desde enero de 2004 no se inluyen citas de lavandera blanca enlutada ni de pagaza piquirroja excepto en casos de grandes concentraciones inusuales Ir al inicio de la página
Cites recents inclou les darreres novetats del conjunt de l'estat que són observacions pròpies, comunicacions o noticies difoses a llistes de correu. Si us plau contacteu amb els autors de les fotos per a a qualsevol ús fora de l'estrictament personal. Qualsevol cita que sigui enviada a aquesta plana serà rebotada també al CR/SEO si bé la seva publicació aquí no implica la seva aceptació o homologació de cap mena. Els noms de les localitats són posats tal i com són enviats pels autors, que han de ser referenciats com a autors de les cites. Les notícies més recents són les marcades amb .Des de gener de 2004 no s'inclouen cites de cuereta blanca endolada ni de xatrac gros llevat de possibles casos de concentracions inusuals. Tornar a l'inici de la plana.


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
34
20
0
0
not submitted
14


Latest highlights:

 
The Pectoral Sandpiper at PN Aiguamolls as seen on 5.9 (Guy Delcroix).
The juvenile White-winged Black Tern seen at Salobrar de Campos, Mallorca on 5.9 (Lalo Ventoso)
The juvenile/1st winter Red-necked Phalarope seen at Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 5.9 (David Bigas) 
The adult Broad-billed Sandpiper seen at Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 7-9.9 (David Bigas) 
 
The Long-legged Buzzard seen at Tarifa on 8-9-9 (Jules Sykes)
Above two images: the first Buff-breasted Sandpiper seen the weekend of 11-12.9: the Nigrán bird (César Vidal)
And the 2nd Buff-breasted Sandpiper of the weekend of 11-12.9: the Porto do Son bird (César Vidal)
Also at Porto do Son was this Baird's Sandpiper on 12.9 (César Vidal)
The Pectoral Sandpiper seen at Ría de la Villa, Asturies on 13.9 (Adolfo Villaverde). See another photo in the main text section.
Three images above: Presumed hybrid gularis x garzetta. Note the different structure of wing in the last image and heavier aspect but rounded head garzetta-like (Miguel Rouco)
The Tarifa juvenile Lanner photographed by raptor top-specialist Dick Forsman. See another photo in the main page. When will all the records from Spanish observers will be submitted? (ed.comment)
Two images (above) of the 'fourth' Buff-breasted Sandpiper. The bird at Landeira beach (César Vidal)
Two images of the Tarifa Lesser Crested tern on 18-9 evening (Miguel Rouco). Of particular interest is the lower image in which the darker mantle tone of bengalensis can be compared with the paler sandvicensis of the right side of the image.
One of the waders that deserve the qualification of long-stayer is the Insua Lesser Yellowlegs found by José Luís Rabuñal over a year ago and still at the area. The photo was taken on 25.9 (Daniel López Velasco).
 
The Greeenish Warbler trapped and ringed at Llobregat delta on 27.9, the 1st for Catalonia (Ricard Gutiérrez). See a special photopage clicking on the bird!
Another American wader from Ensenada da Insua, A Coruña, the Buff-breasted Sandipiper 'number 3' this autumn, as seen on 25.9 (Daniel López Velasco).
 
The Santoña Pink-footed Geese. In these close-ups the structure is better recognized than in the photo of the main section (José Miguel Devesa)
The Galicia Lapland Bunting which allowed extremely close photographs (Pablo Gutiérrez)
The two Buff-breasted Sandipipers 'number 6' this autumn, at Arnao, Castropol (Pablo Fernández)

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