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Pagham Birder: The Blog

A regular account of the birds seen mainly on and around Pagham Spit, the Lagoon and the North Wall plus other birding exploits from time to time.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A look our Mallorca holiday.

As it is a dull day here on Pagham Beach I thought I would sift through a few of my bird images taken on a recent trip to Mallorca. This will be my last blog for a few weeks but next time there may be a few more interesting this space.

This a record shot of a Palid Swift...note the the large white chin patch (much bigger than our own Swifts).This is one of a group of birds near Porto Columb
One of my favourite shots of a pair of Black Winged Stilts....a common wader on the reserve
A Squacco Heron...the only one I saw on the island and photographed from a hide through glass at some considerable distance.

A Woodchat Shrike was seen regularly at the entrance to the Boquer Valley walk....a hot spot for birds and birders!

Several Cattle Egrets were breeding in the S'albufera reserve and although they were very vocal they were difficult to see but this was the best view I managed to get!

A Cirl Bunting... not common in the UK but quite widespread in Mallorca...this one was in the Boquer valley.

Nightingales in Mallorca are amazing...they sing in the open on exposed branches unlike our birds in the UK which are very secretive and difficult to see!

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