Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Birds Seen on Holiday to Majorca are below: Photos of the rest below further.

Wood Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover
Great White Egret
Common Tern
Black-headed Gull
Yellow Wagtail
Spanish Wagtail
Raven
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
House Sparrow
Swift
Pallid Swift
House Martin
Crag Martin
Swallow
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Great Reed Warbler
Cormorant
Shag
Purple Heron
Shelduck
Gadwall
Red-Crested Pochard
Moorhen
Coot
Ruff
Snipe
Redshank
Feral Rock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Collard Dove
Wren
Nightingale
Whinchat
Blackbird
Willow Warbler
Great Tit
Golden Oriole
Starling
Serin
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Blackcap
Linnet
Corn Bunting
Common Redstart
Pied Flycatcher
Cory's Shearwater
Plus a few that I couldn't identify

Blue Rock Thrush - Majorca - May 2009

Griffon Vulture - Majorca - 2009

Needless to say a bit distant.

Osprey - Majorca - 2009

Stonechat - Majorca - 2009


Little Egret - Majorca - 2009

Audouin's Gull - Majorca - 2009



Yellow-legged Gull - Majorca - 2009




Whiskered Tern - Majorca - 2009

Collared Pratincole - Majorca - 2009


Bee-eater - Majorca - 2009


Black-winged Stilt - Majorca - May 2009



Cirl Bunting - Majorca - 2009



Tawny Pipit - Majorca - 2009

Only one seen all week.

Reed Warbler - Majorca - 2009


Zitting Cisticola - Majorca - 2009

Heard and saw plenty of these but this one was the only bird all week to let me photo it.

Cetti's Warbler - Majorca - 2009


Subalpine Warbler - Majorca - 2009

Best I could manage before it flew off.

Sardinian Warbler - Majorca - 2009

Hoopoe - Majorca - 2009

Saw a few of these but this is the best shot I could get in fading light.

Kentish Plover - Majorca - 2009

Stone Curlew - Majorca - 2009

Female On Nest

Male nearby

Cattle Egret - Majorca - 2009


Night Heron - Majorca - 2009


A bit distant at times

Squacco Heron - Majorca - 2009


Never showed well and only saw 1 bird all week

Crested Coot - Majorca - 2009


Eleonora's Falcon - Majorca - 2009

Purple Gallinule - Majorca - 2009


Little Bittern - Majorca - 2009


Spotted Flycatcher - Majorca - 2009

Holiday to Majorca 5th - 12th May 2009

Spent from 5th to 12th May in sunny Majorca with the family and was lucky to get out for 2 days birding and a few snatched hours here and there when the wife wasn't looking. 27 new species seen out of 80+ species seen in total. Highlights were the Bee-eaters and Little Bittern from 10 feet away.