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Birds in Spain
Recent Reports: Latest sightings
OCTOBER 2004 NEWS
Swan Cygnus olor. On 10-11.10 a family group of 5 swans (2 adults
and 3 juveniles) was recorded at Balsa de Zolina, Aranguren, Navarra/Nafarroa.
It is the first record of this species for the site (Gorka Gorospe).The
two swans reported last month at cal Tet, Llobregat delta, Barcelona, were
still there on 14.10 (Ferran López)The swans from Balsa de Zolina
were still there by 12.10 but on 15.10 one juvenile had dissapeared (Gorka
Gorospe).There was one at La Nava, Palencia on 14.10 (Enrique Gómez
Crespo). At Almería, there were 3 swans at laguna de Marinas, Roquetas
on 13.10 (Raimundo Martín Rodríguez).
Branta bernicla A bird was seen at ria de Foz, Lugo on
12.10 (César M Álvarez Laó, Clemente Álvarez
Usátegui). At ria de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies, there was
one on 13.10 (Adolfo Villaverde Garrido).
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca A drake was seen at La Furta, Corvera, Asturies on 13.10 (Clemente Álvarez Usátegui).Three birds were seen at La Santomera reservoir, Murcia on 30.10 (Tomás Velasco).There were 5 ferruginous Ducks (3M, 2F) at Laguna El Portil, Huelva (John Butler). On 31.10 there was one at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca (Juan M. Ruiz, Angel González Mendoza)
Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus.On 1.10 there were c.350
birds in several flocks off Torremolinos, Málaga (Andy Paterson).
On 2.10 there were at least 672 flying E at the same place (A.Paterson).
On 30.9 there were 800+ at the same place (A.Paterson)At Cap de Creus,
Girona there were 35 on 6.10 together with 18 P.yelkouan (Ponç
Feliu)On 5.10 there were 5 off cabo Matxitxako, Bizkaia, and at the same
place there were 6 birds on 11.10 (Oscar San José). On 15.10 there
were four off faro del Pescador, Cantabria (Karmelo de Dios), the same
author reporting a Mediterranean Shearwater (P.yelkouan) with them.
Also at Cantabria, eight were seen on 11.10 off La Ballena, Oriñón
(Juanma Domínguez Robledo). The bulk of the Atlantic oversummering
population seems to have already abandoned the E Cantabric (and France)
and it is now at Galicia: on 15.10 there were 1500-2000 birds feeding and
concentrated around O Grove, between A Lanzada beach and the ria de Arousa
entrance, Pontevedra (Xurxo Pinheiro).There were over 700 birds inside
Ría de Pontevedra, Galicia. Even reaching the Marín latitude,
well 'inland'. The area is holding a large fish stock these days (Emilio
Martínez).On 22.10 there were none at Llobregat Delta Barcelona
(F.López) but on 24.10 a party of 500 was recorded at the same place
associated to dolphins
Tursiops truncatus (Xavier Larruy). There
appears to be some movement of birds entering the Mediterranean since on
26.10 there were over 1100 birds off Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga
(Andy Paterson).Hence a grand total of 1600 for the Mediterranean is the
minimum quantity to be counted.There were at least 75 off cape Norfeu,
Cap de Creus Natural Park, Girona on 28.10. With them at least 10 P.yelkouan
and 14 C.diomedea (Ponç Feliu). On 23.10 thre was a strong
movement to the E off Estaca de Bares, A Coruña, Galicia: 588 birds
were counted in 5h15' (112 birds/h). The observers believe that over 1000
birds could have passed off Estaca that day. The following day the frequence
decreased to 40 birds/hour (Antonio Sandoval). On 31.10 29 were counted
at the same place (Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Pita, Pablo Gutiérrez
e Ignacio Allegue) in the middle of a strong seabirds migration which included
28.105 gannets Morus bassanus in 4hours 30 minutes (!).At Cabo de
Palos, Cartagena, observamos paso de Pardela Balear, 235 birds were noted
between 10:25 and 11:55 hours (Antonio Hernández).At ría
de Arousa, there were parties of 10, 20 and 50 birds on 31.10. Amongst
them a Mediterranean Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan was reported
(Gorka Ocio, Andrés Bermejo, Xurxo Pinheiro y Yolanda Ozaeta). Reports
from Alicante: On 27.10 there were 30-40 at Port de La Vila Joiosa, Alacant
(Antonio Jacobo Ramos). The same day there were 15-20 birds at Cap de l’Horta,
Alacant(Antonio Jacobo Ramos). On 31/10, 8 were couned off Cap de l’Horta,
Alacant (Elias Gomis) while the same day four were at Illa de Benidorm
(Antonio Jacobo Ramos).On 30.10.04 there were a minimum of 400 birds
off cabo Silleiro, Baiona, Pontevedra (César Vidal, Rafael y Tito
Salvadores) with birds moving north, south and around.
Great White Egret Egretta alba. Observations outside of regular site at PN Deltade l'Ebre, Tarragona. On 2.10 there was one at Marjal dels Moros, Sagunt, València (Ignacio Nebot-Gil). One was also at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (A.Ramal, R.Gutiérrez) where a roost of 3 was noted the night before (Joan Castelló)On 8.10 there were seven at Sils marshes, Girona (Hubert Mas, Jordi Gimisó) On 1-2.10 there was a bird at Els Muntanyans, Torredembarra, Tarragona (Jordi Vázquez; A.Tomàs). At embalse de Santomera, Murcia, one was seen on 9-10.10 (Miguel Angel Núñez).There was one at Marjal dels Moros, Sagunt, València on 16.10 (Máximo Sánchez Cobo).At la Janda, Cádiz, there was one on 17.10 (Javier de la Cruz).There were 2 at Pals ricefields, Girona, on 13.10 (Carles Barriocanal et al).There was one at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 16.10 (Santi Hernàndez Orenes). At Pego marshes, Valencia, there was one on 10-12.10 (Jules Sykes). See a thumbnail here.There were 3 at Isla Menor, Sevilla on 16.10 (P.Chiclana, J.Marín)There was one at Isla Mayor, Sevilla on 25.10 (P.Chiclana). At Laguna de Manjavacas, Cuenca there were 5 birds on 23.10 (Juan M Ruiz).One was seen at Laguna de la Fuente, RN VIllafáfila, Zamora, on 25.10 (Alfonso Rodrigo).There was one at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta on 28.10 (Armand Ramal).Another was seen at Laguna grande de Puebla de Beleña, Guadalajara on 24-10 (Alfonso López, Juan Diego Acevedo).On 29.10 there was one at Hoya de Almochuel, Zaragoza (Luis Sanchez, Fco. Javier Moreno). On 31.10 there were 7 at Tablas de Daimiel, Ciudad Real (Bruno Herrero). On 27.10 there were 3 at the Entremuros, Aznalcazar, Sevilla (John Butler)
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus. At Pedreña, Santander, Cantabria, there were four on 3.10, one of which was carrying a PVC ring coded 6HR (Álvaro Bustamante)On 8.10 the same birds had moved to RN Marismas de Santoña y Noja, Cantabria (Álvaro Bustamante).There was one at La Janda, Cádiz, on 7.10 (Blas López et al). On 6.10 there were 2 1st winters at Pego marsh, Valencia (Jules Sykes). On 4.10 there were 15 at Manjavacas, Castilla La Mancha (John Muddeman, Letizia Herrera). There was one adult at Arguedas, Navarra on 3.10 (Ignacio Gámez).On 4.10 there was one at Ria de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies (Emilio J García Fdez.). LARGEST-EVER FLOCK IN SPAIN (and Europe?): 3025 birds in a single flock at ricefields at Isla Menor, Doñana, Sevilla on 9.10, counted thanks to digital panoramic pictures (Jorge Garzón)On 4.10 there was one at ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies (Emilio J García Fernández et al).The four birds reported at Cantabria coast were no longer at Santoña from 8.10 (Alejandro G Herrera) but on 14.10 were seen from a boat flying W 1 nm offshore off Oriñon, Cantabria and two hours later flying E off Castro Urdiales, Cantabria (Gorka Ocio). 34 birds were reported on 17.10 at Marismas del Guadalquivir at Sevilla (Rafa Romero, Javier Salcedo).On 10-12.10 there were two at Pego Marsh, Valencia (Jules Sykes). See a thumbnail here.There were 300 at Isla Mayor, Sevilla on 25.10 (P.Chiclana).At Laguna de Manjavacas, Cuenca there were 3 birds on 23.10 (Juan M Ruiz).Another was at Miguel Esteban pond, Toledo the same day (Juan M Ruiz). A party of 10 birds was recorded in direct flight to the S over the Olympic village beach, Barcelona on 23.10. One of the scarce (if any) records for the city (J.Luis Copete). On 29.10 there were 3 at La Furta, Corvera, Asturies (C.Álvarez Usátegui).There was one at laguna de Miguel Esteban, Toledo on 29.19 (Mario Rodero, Gabriel Martín, Manuel Araujo y Víctor Merino)
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Only extralimital records.A bird was seen on 9.10 from Sant Mateu peak, El Maresme, Barcelona (Jordi Sala).See a thumbnail hereOn 10.10 a bird (the same?) was seen flying S from Reus, Tarragona (Ferran Martí)
Porzana parva. One crashed into a fishing vessel the night
of 31.10 off Santurtzi, Bizkaia, Euskadi (Gorka Ocio).The same day, an
adult female was seen at Aldearrubia, Salamanca (Juan José Ramos
Corncrake Crex crex. Rarity in Catalonia. A bird was found when it crashed into the windows of the 'C' terminal of Barcelona's Airport, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona on 3.10. It was fortunately found by a birder who works at the airport (J.Diego González) and brought to the Remolar-Filipines reserve during the World Birdwatch celebration. As it was in perfect condition, it was ringed and released into the wild with great coverage, even from local TV! (see photo below, Ricard Gutiérrez).One was seen at Santa Cruz de la Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife on 1.10 (Félix Manuel Medina).One was found exhausted at Palencia on 31.10 (Noemí Garcia). It was released short after it was recovered.
Coot Fulica cristata There was one PVC marked 'HHO' at Brazo
del Este, Sevilla, on 1.10 (Rafa Romero). At laguna de Louro, A Coruña,
Galicia there was one bird PVC marked 'OOJ' on 3.10 (Alfonso López
López) . This bird came from la Cañada de los Pájaros,
Sevilla and was released at Zoñar lagoon, Córdoba. On 14.10,
the male 'UA' returned to Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona.
It had been out of the delta since last may in an unknown area (Xavier
Sampere; Ricard Gutiérrez, F.Xavier Santaeufemia; X.Bayer).
two thumbnails here.There were 3 at salinas de Cerrillos, PN Punta
Entinas-Sabinar, Roquetas de Mar Almería on 10.10. Two of them were
carrying a pvc neck band (084, 086) and the 3rd was a juvenile associated
to the two adults (Juan Pérez Contreras, Beatriz Pérez Machado).See
three thumbnails here. There were 2 Red-knobbed Coots with PVC collars
(numbers 012 and 017) at the Laguna
morinellus. On 2.10 there were 2 at Sierra Tejeda, Málaga/Granada
over 2000 m high (Antonio Pulido Pastor).On 11.10 there was a bird at Valdoviño
beach, A Coruña, Galicia in company of other plovers (Xabier Remirez,
Antonio Fernández Marín, Luz Fernández). See a photo
below (Xabier Remirez). At Cabo Peñes, Gozón, Asturies, one
was seen on 12.10 (Jorge Valella, C.Álvarez Usátegui, J.L.
Alonso Orrasco).There was one 1st calendar year bird at Moniello, Gozón,
Asturies on 12.10 (Jose Antonio García Fernández).On
18.10 there were 18 at Rambla Morales, Cabo de Gata, Almería (Raimundo
Stint Calidris temminckii. On 1.10 there were 3 at Brazo del
Este, Sevilla (Rafa Romero) There were 2 birds at Racó de l'Olla,
PN l'Albufera de València, on 10.10 (J.I.Díes).On 19.10 one
was seen at laguna Salada de Pétrola, Albacete (Jose Antonio &
Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus.There were four (2 ads + 2 juv)
at Salinas del Cerrillo, RN Punta Entinas-Sabinar, Almería (E.Alba,
J.Alba, M.Garrido, S.Peregrina). See three thumbnails hereOn
6.10 still the four of them were at the same place (Raimundo Martín)On
17.10 an adult was at Roquetas de Mar, Almería (Raimundo Martín,
Little Gull Larus minutus.Only accidental records. On 3.10, a bird was found at a pond at Santa Cristina del Páramo, León. This is the 1st record-ever for this inland province (David Miguelez Carbajo, Carlos Zumalacárregui). See a thumbnail hereAt balsa de Zolina, Aranguren, Navarra, there was a 1st winter bird on 26.10 (Gorka Gorospe). It is an extremely rare bird inland at Navarra.
Gull Larus sabini. Four were seen off Estaca de Bares, A Coruña,
Galicia on 3.10 (I.Allegue, A.Gutiérrez, A.Sandoval, P.Gutiérrez).On
3.10 six were counted off Punta de la Vaca, Gozón, Asturies (Elías
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis. There was one at Tabarca island, Alacant on 2.10 (Miguel Ángel Pavón). More on this record at Natur@licante website (opens in another window). On 9.10 there was one at Sancti Petri, Cádiz (M.Villaécija, P.Chiclana)There was one adult winter plumaged bird at Oliva marina, València on 25.10 (Jules Sykes).There was one at Santa Pola saltpans, Alacant on 18.10 (Antonio Jacobo). See more information at Natur@licante
Swift Apus caffer . A migrant swift of this species was seen
flying West at high speed at Torremolinos on 10.10 (Andy Paterson). On
2.10 an adult was seen bringing food to a former swallow nest at Sierra
de las Villuercas (John Muddeman, Ray Nowicki).
Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. On 4.10 there were 2
at Salinetes, Mallorca (per Pere Vicens). At
laguna de Manjavacas,Cuenca, one was seen on 30.10 (Mario Rodero, Gabriel
Martín, Manuel Araujo y Víctor Merino)
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis. A bird was seen on 20.10 at El Cóscaro, Villanueva de Oscos, Asturies(Pablo Fernández García).At Penedos Blancos, Castropol, Asturies, there were 2 on 27.10 (Pablo Fernández). See a thumbnail hereOn 29.10 the number had increased to 5, including an adult male (P.Fernández)
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.
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