A quick look around the Spit this morning and I noted four Brent Geese still here, a Whimbrel and 3 species of tern including three Little Terns...a good sign. A Great Crested Grebe in the harbour and a pair of Mute Swans...one possibly sitting on a nest on New Island...this is the third year they have looked at this site but previously they have not bred. Linnets and Greenfinches were much in evidence in the gorse and a pair of Ringed Plovers looked possible breeders on the beach.
A large seal was languishing in the harbour in front of the bungalows.
As this is a blog mainly about Pagham birdlife I will not include any more about Mallorca and the birds suffice it to say we saw a good number of species we would be delighted to see here more often...here's a taster and I shall be posting a few more on my Flickr site in due course.
|Black necked Grebe|
previously mis-identified as an Egyptian Vulture (thanks Alan )