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Rare Birds in Spain

Recent Reports: Latest sightings
FEBRUARY 2006 NEWS 
 
All birds featured are rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO
See the information page for how to submit records to CR/SEO either by mail or online

From March 2005 this webpage only includes records of birds needing homologation by CR/SEO. For other local rarities contact local bird reports or records committees. See here rarities only for the Canary Islands also dealt by CR/SEO. Changes in application to the rarity list from January 2006. New rarities include Sylvia curruca, Crex crex and others. Larus delawarensis and Anthus richardi have been withdrawn from the rarity list and will not be included in 2006.


Number of rarities this month Citations / Citaciones / Com citar
Species index (n= 7+ 20 =27) + 2 Canary Islands
GALLOANSERAE
 
Cygnus cygnus
Aix galericulata Anas discors Aythya affinis
Anas carolinensis Aythya collaris Mergus merganser

NEOAVES

 
Egretta gularis x garzetta Larus fuscus fuscus Phylloscopus inornatus
Phoenicopterus minor Larus smithsonianus Phylloscopus humei
Xenus cinereus Larus cachinnans Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Actitis macularius Larus hyperboreus Corvus monedula monedula
Larus atricilla Larus glaucoides Sturnus roseus
Larus pipixcan Sterna c.f. bengalensis Emberiza leucocephalos
Larus philadelphia Sylvia curruca

RARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS*

 
Larus melanocephalus Larus delawarensis
* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here
 
 
See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers

GALLOANSERAE

Whooper Swan* Cygnus cygnus (1)
(1) On 20.2 there was an adult at Ria de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies (Adolfo Villaverde)

Mandarin Duck* Aix galericulata (1-10)
(1-10) There were 10 birds (7 drakes, 3 females) at Embalse de Pilotuertu, Tinéu, Asturies on 8.2 (Pedro Rovés, Javier Alonso, Luisma A. Cuetos, Miguel Alonso). This is the 2nd largest flock in the area after the record of 11 birds at La Granda on 26.11.1987 (communicated by Clemente Álvarez Usategui).

Green-Winged Teal* Anas carolinensis (1,2)
(1) The drake found at Tenerife island, Canaries, at Valle Molina reservoir on 21.1 remained there on 10.2 (Zbyszko J. Grabowski)See a thumbnail here
(2)On 24.2 a drake was found at Sabón reservoir, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabier Varela).Still there on 27.2, this time attempting to mate a female 'teal' (Xabier Varela)

Blue-winged Teal* Anas discors (1-2,3)
(1-2) The drake appeared at Maspalomas pond, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria on 28.1 was still there on 4.2 (Miguel Avelino). See a photo below.Still the drake in the area on 11.2 (M.Avelino, E.Santana).On 24-25.2, both the female and the male were relocated (Peter Van Hulst; Miguel Avelino, Inigo Figueroa, José García Monzón).See a thumbnail here

Photo above: M.Avelino. 4.2.2006
(2)A female was seen and photographed from La Tancada hide, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 4.2 (Steve West, Josep Tantull...). Not seen afterwards (ed.comment)


Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris (1,2-6,7,8)
(1) On 3.2 the bird featured in January as present at Leiva reservoir, La Rioja moved to La Grajera reservoir, Logroño, La Rioja (Ignacio Gámez)Still there on 12.2 (Joaquin Blanco)
(2-6) There were five birds at Embalse de As Forcadas, Valdoviño, A Coruña: four males and a female, on 4.2 (David Calleja, Antonio F.Marín, Luz Fernández, María Pérez). See a photo of the two males (with a Tufted Duck) below and one thumbnail of the female here (D.Calleja)

Photo above: D.Calleja. 4.2.2006

(7)A female was seen at Valle Molina reservoir, Tenerife, Canary Islands, on 10.2 (Zbyszko J. Grabowski)See two thumbnails here (Z.J.Grabowski)
(8) The female that has overwintered in the PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà area, Girona, was relocated in flight, within a Tufted Duck flock, during the February Aiguamolls Park wildfowl count, on 14.2 (R.Gutiérrez, J.Martí-Aledo, O.Clarabuch, E.Capalleras, B.Minobis, P.Feliu).

Lesser Scaup* Aythya affinis (1)
(1)The female found on 30.12.2005 and seen to 2.1.2006 at Catalina Garcia pond, Fuerteventura,Canary Islands was seen again on 15.2 at the same place (Zbyszko J.Grabowski).

Goosander* Mergus merganser (1)
(1) On 5.2 one was reported at Alcazar de San Juan lagoon, Ciudad Real (M.Pepote).Seen again and photographed on 25.2 (Miguel Rouco). See a thumbnail here

NEOAVES

Hybrids Western Reef x Little Egrets E.gularis x garzetta (1-2)
(1-2) On 11.2 two birds were seen simultaneously at Alcatí ricefields, l'Albufera de València, València (Bosco Dies Jambrino). See two photos below (one of each bird). They can hardly be told by head pattern.



Photos above: Bosco Dies. 11.2.2006

Lesser Flamingo* Phoenicopterus minor (1)
(1) On 18.2 an adult was found within a Flamingo P.roseus flock at Odiel marshes, Huelva (Rafael Romero et al -SEO/Sevilla + SEO/Huelva-). See a thumbnail here (R.Romero)


cf. Long-legged Buzzard* Buteo rufinus 
(1) The bird photographed  on the January page as seen at Ebre delta on 23.1, a 1w, turned up to be a long-winged Common Buzzard after close examination.


Terek Sandpiper* Xenus cinereus (1)
(1) On 4.2 a bird was seen at Chiclana de la Frontera beach, Cádiz (Paco Chiclana). See a thumbnail here.Seen again and photographed on 11.2 at the same place (David Cuenca Espinosa, Javier Espinosa). See a thumbnail below the other featured previously (D.Cuenca)

Spotted Sandpiper* Actitis macularius (1)
(1) The bird found on 12.1 a bird at Salinas de Janubio beach, Lanzarote was still there on 2.2 (Xesco Macià)


Laughing Gull* Larus atricilla (1,2,3,4,5)
(1) The 1w seen in January at Ria do Burgo, A Coruña, ws seen again on 4.2 (Amadeo Antonio Pombo Eirín).Possibly the same bird was seen on 9.2 at the same place(Antonio Sandoval) . See a thumbnail here
(2)On 5.2 one was seen at Castillo del Romeral, Gran Canaria, Canary islands (José García Monzón). See a thumbnail here.Seen again on 26.2 (José García Monzón). See a thumbnail here
(3) At Málaga, Andalucia, one 1w was found at Atabal lagoon on 6.2 (Ángel García López). On 7.2 it was still there (A.Fernando García, Nani Vergara, A.Paterson, Blas López, A.García) and so it remained at the same place on 9.2 (A.Paterson, P.Chiclana A.García). See two thumbnails here. On 12.2 it was at Barrera lagoon, Málaga (Samuel Peregrina, Eduardo Alba, Javier Alba). See a photo below (S.Peregrina)Seen again on 17.2 (S.Peregrina)

Photo above: Samuel Peregrina. 12.2.2006
(4) The 1w from Santurtzi harbour was relocated on 12.2 ( G.Ocio, M.Olabarreta, J.R.Mediavilla, E.Villodas, J.Álvarez, A.Caro, L.Yagüe, J.L.Galilea, J.M.González-Perujo, J.Miguel Martínez, C.Herrán, O.Armas, J.Pinillos). Seen again on 14.2 (Juanma Domínguez).See a thumbnail here and a photo below (Juanma Domínguez)

Photo above: Juanma Domínguez. 14.2.2006
(5)On 27.2 an adult was seen at Getaria beach, Gipuzkoa (Aitor Leiza, Oliver Pérez).Still there on 28.2 (G.Ocio com.pers.)


Franklin's Gull* Larus pipixcan (1,2)
(1) The 1w bird present at El Abra, Santurtzi, Bilbao since 20.1 was still there on 2.2 (Gorka Ocio). See a photo below (G.Ocio) and 9.2 (X.Remirez) to 12.2 ( G.Ocio, M.Olabarreta, J.R.Mediavilla, E.Villodas, J.Álvarez, A.Caro, L.Yagüe, J.L.Galilea, J.M.González-Perujo, J.Miguel Martínez, C.Herrán, O.Armas, J.Pinillos)and also on 19.2 (G.Ocio, J.C.Albero, D.Moreno, G.Costas, I.Sarabia).Relocated on 20.2 (G.Ocio, L.J.Salaverri, M.Zárraga, J.Hidalgo, I.Garcia Serna) and 26-28.2 (G.Ocio)

Photo above: Gorka Ocio. 2.2.2006
(2)There was an adult in almost complete breeding plumage at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga, on 16.2 morning (Andy Paterson).


Bonaparte's Gull* Larus philadelphia (1,2)
(1) On 26.2, a 1w was seen at Abegondo reservoir, Cecebre, A Coruña (Antonio Sandoval).It remained in the area the following day (Xabier Varela).
(2) On 28.2 a bird was found at Parque Isabel La Católica, Xixón, Asturies (Nacho Vega, Daniel López Velasco).

Baltic Gull* Larus fuscus fuscus (1) 2nd for Spain
(1) On 8.2 a 1w dark Lesser black-backed Gull was seen at Palma de Mallorca harbour, Balearic Islands (Jordi Muntaner). It was carrying a PVC red ring 'CS91'. This sighting was communicated to the Finnish Natural History Museum that confirmed the bird being a 1w Baltic Gull, ring number HT-253005, ringed as pulli (Euring 1) on 9.7.2005 at Korpilahti, Finland (61º57' N, 25º35' E) by Lasse Hakkari. Unfortunately no further details rather than the ring code were taken in the Balearic sighting.

American Herring Gull* Larus smithsonianus (1) SECOND FOR SPAIN
(1) The elusive 1w bird found on 28.1 at playa de la Bola, Getxo, Bizkaia, was relocated at the same place on 9.2 (Xabier Remirez; K.de Dios, G.Tejea). See three thumbnails here. Seen again on 12.2 (Ivan Sarabia, Juanma Domínguez, Jacinto Prieto; G.Ocio). Seen again on 13.2 (F.Arce)  and photographed (see a photo below and thumbnails here on 16.2, Ricardo Rodríguez, G.Ocio) and videotaped too on 16.2 (Delfín González, Fernando Arce), and also on 19.2 (G.Ocio, J.C.Albero, D.Moreno, G.Costas, I.Sarabia).Relocated on 20.2 (G.Ocio, L.J.Salaverri, M.Zárraga, J.Hidalgo, I.Garcia Serna) and 24.2 (Xurxo Pinheiro) to 25.2, at Ereaga beach, Algorta (G.Ocio,P.Ruiz).On 28.2 it was seen again at the harbour of Santurtzi (G.Ocio).

Photo above: Ricardo Rodríguez. 16.2.2006


Caspian Gull* Larus cachinnans (1,2,3,4,5)
(1) The 1w Caspian found on 10-29.1 at Pinto rubbish tip, Madrid was seen gain and photographed-videotaped on 5.2 (Javier Marchamalo, Miguel Juan, Carlos Sánchez, Juan Ruiz, Delfín González).The bird was still there on 12.2 (Miguel Juan, Delfín González)

Photo above: Delfín González. 5.2.2006

(2)The 1st for Valencia, an adult, and the 1st adult for Spain was seen and photographed at l'Albufera de València on 6.2 (Bosco Díes Jambrino). See a photo below.

Photo above: Bosco Dies. 6.2.2006

(3)On 11.2 evening the 1w found at A Coruña harbour remained there (Antonio Sandoval, Ana Torres Jack, Pablo Pita, Bárbara Torres).
(4)Another bird from Poland, green ringed, was seen at Tarragona on 26.2 (Chris Gibbins). The 2nd recent control of a cachinnans in Catalonia.See a photo below (C.Gibbins)

Photo above: Chris Gibbins. 26.2.2006

(5)On 20.2 a 1w was located at Tarragona harbour (Joan Ferré,Albert Cama). It was seen again on 26.2 (C.Gibbins, P.Crockett, A.Cama, J.L.Copete, X.Escobar, Ferran López). See a photo below and three thumbnails here (A.Cama)

Photo above: Albert Cama. 20.2.2006

Photo above: Chris Gibbins. 26.2.2006


Glaucous Gull* Larus hyperboreus (1,2)
(1)On 25.2 there was a bird at Baldaio, Carballo, A Coruña (Antonio Sandoval, Ana Torres). See a thumbnail here
(2) On 27.2 a 2w of Glaucous Gull was seen this time at Asturies, at the Ría de Avilés (Manuel Antonio Fernández Menéndez). There is a photo of this bird here, in the COA forum (opens in another page)


Iceland Gull* Larus glaucoides (1,2,3,4)
(1) The 1st winter found El Abra, Santurtzi, Bilbao, Bizkaia on 5.1 was still around on 2.2 (Gorka Ocio). See a thumbnail here.Last seen at the same place on 13.1 (Gorka Ocio) but relocated on 20.2 (Juanma Domínguez; Gorka Ocio, L.J.Salaverri, M.Zárraga, J.Hidalgo, I.Garcia Serna; C.Álvarez Usategui) and 22.2, with a 2nd individual (see (4), G.Ocio)
(2) On 18.2 a 1st winter was located at ría de Foz, Lugo (José Miguel Alonso Pumar).
(3)On 18.2, at Malpica harbour, A Coruña, there was a 2nd winter (Pablo Pita, Bárbara Torres). The bird was not relocated on 19.2 (A.Sandoval)
(4) A 2nd 1w appeared together with the 1st one at Santurtzi harbour, Bizkaia, on 22.2. This second bird is apparently a bit smaller than the 1st (Gorka Ocio)

c.f. Lesser-Crested Tern* Sterna bengalensis (1)
Rarity again since 1.1.2006
(1) From 31.1 to 4.2 a Yellow-billed tern that might be a hybrid of this species, an odd bird or even a rarer tern was seen at Arrecife area, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Francisco Javier García Vargas, Juan Sagardia Pradera). See a photo below (J.Sagardia) and two thumbnails here (J.Sagardia)

Photo above: Juan Sagardia. 4.2.2006


Lesser Whitethroat* Sylvia curruca (1)
Species complex again within the Spanish rarity list since 1.1.2006
(1) The bird discovere on 2.1 at O Grove marina, Pontevedra (Galicia/Galiza) was observed again on 1.2 and 2.2 at Peralto area, within a bushy spot which included sobre black poplars Populus nigra close to the main road (Cosme Damián Romai, José Ramón Gómez, José Gándara, David sp.). The bird's forehead was stained with a pale-grey dust (perhaps pollen) and was seen feeding on Callistemon citrinus flowers.

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (1)
(1) On 18.1, a bird was seen and videtaped at La Lajita, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Stephen Dunstan). Record already submitted to the CR/SEO.

Hume's Yellow Browed Warbler* Phylloscopus humei (1) FIRST FOR SPAIN
(1) One was seen and heard in dehesa from roadside 4 km S of Cabañas del Castillo, Cáceres, on 4.2 (Brian Small, David Fairhurst, Chris Lodge, Eddie Marsh). Not relocated on midday 8.2 (Martin & Claudia Kelsey).

Siberian Chiffchaff* Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1)
(1) One bird was trapped and ringed on 25.2 at El Hondo Natural Park, Alacant (Mariano López, Óscar Aldeguer, J.Antonio Gómez, Ignacio García, Rubén Limiñana/GADE). See a couple of shots of the bird at Naturalicante (opens in another window)


Nordic Jackdaw * Corvus monedula monedula (1) FIRST FOR SPAIN
(1) From 4-6.2 there was an adult of this northern ssp at coastal meadows near El Castello beach, El Franco, Asturies (Pablo Fernández; Gilberto S.Jardón)
See a photo below.See a photo below and thumbnails here

Photo above: Gilberto S.Jardón. 6.2.2006


Rosy Starling* Sturnus roseus (1,2)
(1) A 1w bird was found on 4.2 at Viladecans rubbish dump, Llobregat Delta, Barcelona (Joan Ferré Obiol, Marcel Gil, Mayte Velasco; Raúl Bastida). Still present the 5.2 when photographed (Daniel Roca, Toni Alonso; Ramon Sanz; Marc Noguera). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.The bird was seen again on 5-8.2 at the same place (P.Bescós -see a thumbnail of his photo here- , F.López, R.Armada, F.Rivas; R.Gutiérrez, R.Servitje, A.Bonan, V.Pedrocchi) but not on 9.2. Relocated on 11.2 (Jordi Sala Parra) and 12.2 (A.Comas, P.Feliu, J.C.Guimisó, H.Perxacs, M.Sánchez-Frou, A.Alonso, M.Gimisó).Seen again on 13.2 at the same place (Cesc Capdevila, Marcelo Brongo) and possibly resting all week long there.Relocated on 21.2 (Lluís Gustamante, Marc Antón) and 23.2 (Ferran López).Not seen on 28.2 (Ricard Gutiérrez)

Photo above: Daniel Roca. 5.2.2006
(2) The bird featured in the December 2005 page as present at Mequinensa, Baix Cinca area, Aragon, was relocated on 6.2 roosting at Aiguabarreig Biological Station reedbed, whitin a flock of thousands of Starlings (Guillem Chacon)


Pine Bunting* Emberiza leucocephalos (1) FOURTH FOR SPAIN
(1)The male found on 15.1 at Cases del Señor, Monovar, Alacant was still there on 7.2 (Luis Sogorb). Seen again with 17 Yellowhammers Emberiza citrinella at the same plave on 16.2 (Clemente Álvarez Usategui).



RARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS*

* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here. Send putative records to Juan Antonio Lorenzo at canarias@seo.org 
** check out national-wide rarities also seen in the Canary islands within the main section text, written in violet colour rather than black and marked with a dot.

Mediterranean Gull* Larus melanocephalus (1-5)
(1-5) Five birds were seen at Arrecife, Lanzarote on 2.2 (F.Javier García Vargas, Juan Sagardia Pradera)


Ring-billed Gull* Larus delawarensis (1,2-3)
No longer a national rarity since 1.January 2006 but still a Canary Islands rarity
(1) A 3rd Cy bird was present at Garachico, Tenerife around the harbour and Mirador Emigrantes area (Zbyszko J. Grabowski)
(2-3) Thre were two at Los Cristianos, Tenerife, on 9-11.2 (communicated by Tony Clarke). One of the birds is in the area since late November 2005 (Matthias Feuersenger). See a thumbnail here




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. From April 2005 only news of rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee are included .. 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 inusualesDesde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife 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 Des d'Abril de 2005 únicament s'inclouen cites de rareses que necessiten homologació pel Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife. Tornar a l'inici de la plana.



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Rarities reported so far this month
 62
Only Canary Islands rarities
8
16
photos
33 thumbnails


Latest highlights:

 
The 1w Rosy Starling at Llobregat Delta, the 2nd for the area (Daniel Roca)
The Lesser-Crested Tern at Arrecife, the 1st reported on 2006 after being reinstalled as rarity (J.Sagardia)
Terek Sandpiper has been recorded the last years overwintering in Cadiz. This is the Chiclana de la Fronteraa bird on 4.2 (Paco Chiclana),above and a photo from D.Cuenca on 11.2 (below)
The Santurtzi harbour still hosted the Iceland gull and the Franklin's in early Feburary (Gorka Ocio)
The Malaga 1w Laughing Gull as on 6-9.2 (Ángel García)
The female Ring-necked Duck at As Forcadas as on 4.2 (D.Calleja)
The Laughing Gull at GTran Canaria on 5.2 (J.García)
Many catalan observers have done their trip to the rubbish tip to see the Viladecans Rosy Starling, still present on 12.2 (P.Bescós)
Three images of the Nordic Jackdaw seen at Asturies from 4-6.2, the 1st for Spain (Pablo Fernández)
Three shots of the elusive American Herring Gull of Santurtzi, relocated on 9.2 (Xabier Remirez)
It is not totally confirmed that this Laughing Gull from A Coruña on 9.2 was the same individual seen on 4.2 (Antonio Sandoval)
 
The American Herring Gull of Santurtzi seen again on 16.2 (R.Rodríguez)
The Lesser Flamingo at Odiel Marshes, Huelva as on 18.2... just arrived from Africa? (Rafael Romero)
One of the two rare Aythya at the Canary Islands now: the Tenerife Ring-necked Duck (Z.J.Grabowski)
Also at the same Tenerife reservoir it was this drake Green-winged Teal (Z.J.Grabowski)
The drake and the female Blue-winged teals were relocated at Gran Canaria on 24-25.2. In the photo, the drake as on 25.2 (Miguel Avelino)
Inland, at the lagoon of Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, within the Mancha wetlands complex, the Goosander remained visible until the end of the month (Miguel Rouco)
The Tarragona Caspian Gull. This winter has the 1st in which the species is found in Spain and so far it has been recorded both in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean shores (Albert Cama)
The only two photos of the 1w Laughing Gull from El Abra area, Bilbao are this thumbnail and the photo in the main section of this page, both from Juanma Domínguez.
Yet another photo of the Laughing Gull from Castillo del Romeral, Gran Canaria, on 26.2 (José García Monzón)
The Glaucous Gull from A Coruña, the first this month (Antonio Sandoval)
Only Canary islands highlights
One of the two birds from Los Cristianos, Tenerife on 9-11.2 (Forwarded by T.Clarke)

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