Thursday, May 9, 2019

A Few Days Away

We counted. This is our fifteenth time in Menorca. And yes, Menorca is that special. But it does get less quiet, much busier and more popular each year, and that's why this may be our last.

We left Joanne in charge of the house; well she is over 21. There’s very little blogging while Sue and I are away so I posted a few pictures from Menorca, both birds and photos of special places.

Don’t forget – “click the pics” for a trip to sunny Menorca.

Fornells, Menorca

Mahon, Menorca

Es Migjorn, Menorca

Coffee Time, Menorca

Fornells village, Menorca

Cattle Egret

Turtle Dove

Egyptian Vulture

Wood Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

Menorcan Panda


Es Grau, Menorca

Black-winged Stilt

Cattle Egret

Greater Short-toed Lark

Punta Nati- Menorca


Audouin's Gull

Red-footed Falcon

Ciutadella - Menorca

Ciutadella - Menorca

Serrano Jamon


 Red Kite


Menorcan Friends

Ensaimada and Coffee - Menorca Style

 Back soon with more news, views and photographs home and away on Another Bird Blog.


eileeninmd said...


Menorca looks beautiful. Sorry it is becoming a crowded place. The views and scenery are lovely. I enjoyed all the birds, awesome sightings and photos. Thanks for sharing your trip! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

Rhodesia said...

Lovely set of photos of a place I have never been!! So glad that you saw the Hoopoe and you must have been excited as I see the photo is in twice.😉 The Bee-eater is so pretty.
Have a good weekend and I hope the weather improves!! Diane

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Great series of pictures, Phil. Overcrowding is a factor in many places, unfortunately. Be sure to enjoy every moment of this vacation if it may be your last to Menorca. I am sure you will find another agreeable spot.

italiafinlandia said...

Thanks for the suggestion: we haven't been to Menorca.
Great shots of the birds...the hoopoe is lovely!
Enjoy your weekend!

natalia20041989 said...

Wow,the place is simply stunning, I would love to see it.Abd the bee eatwr is so beautiful! I am following, greetings from Poland ☺

Tanza Erlambang said...

wonderful series of photos....
I love colors of bee-eater bird...beautiful.

Happy vacation

Sharon said...

Lovely photos! I've never been to Menorca, it looks like a lovely place albeit a bit "touristy".
The bird photos are gorgeous, especially the Hoopoe and the Bee eater. Looks like the Hoopoe is feeding young... did you get to see any fledglings there?
Thanks for sharing your holiday snaps :)

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Yes I know it is a favourite place of you both and it is a bit sad that there are going to be too many people here for you not to go back Marvellous images. Have a lovely weekend.

Tanza Erlambang said...

Rhodesia> I am exciting with Hoopoe looks unique.

Wally Jones said...

We just rolled in from a road trip of our own and thoroughly enjoyed your Minorcan images!

I remain jealous of the Red Kite photographs. (Okay, I remain jealous of most images of things I've never seen.)

We hope your visit is a good one, especially if it may be your last. No doubt you will locate an even more spectacular spot in the sun!

(I chuckled as I read through your "Mayday" post. If I hear of a rarity in our area, I take the opportunity to go in the opposite direction.)

Gini and I hope your new week is filled with peace and fun!

Lowcarb team member said...

Menorca does look lovely, but it's a shame it is becoming more crowded.
I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.
Hope you are enjoying your break.
Safe travels.

All the best Jan

Angie said...

Phil - it gets harder and harder to find those "remote, quiet" locations … But it sounds like you have had a good run at fifteen visits! Love that you got a couple of my favorite Hoopoe shots in this collection. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

I love Menorca..

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