Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Postcard From Menorca

Greetings all from Menorca.

A quick update from the Med on life and birding in the sun. Arrivals this week included lots of Whinchat, Spotted and Pied Flycatchers, Wheatears, Swifts and Alpine Swifts. Hotel birds entertained us daily Audouins Gull, Hoopoe, Scops Owls and a Kestrel that keeps the House Sparrows in check.

Raptors included Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Booted Eagle, Hobby and Egyptian Vulture.Herons represented by Cattle Egret, Little Egret and Purple Heron.

There is good old fashioned farming here with plenty of Cettis Warbler, Nightingale with both Cirl Bunting and Corn Bunting plus Woodchat Shrikes everywhere.

In the last few days I caught up with with Roller, Red backed Shrike and Whiskered Tern.

I have lots of photos to post when I get home including amazing shots of Scops Owl, Tawny Pipit, Bee Eater and Cattle Egret to name but a few. See you soon.

4 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

Good to hear from you Phil and thanks for the card. Birds,birds,and more birds obviously.

Enjoy whatever you have left of this holiday,can't wait to see your pic's.

Regards

Pete.

Unravel said...

Wow I'd really like to see some Cetti's Warbler!

Birdringal-andalus said...

Dear Phil, greetings: while the wet weather, I hope that you are having fun in my country, but many followers of your blog stories that they hope the holidays end soon ... hihi.
I send you a hug from Andalucia.
Your friend Fernando.

Stu said...

Looking forward to hearing more..............

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