|Mallard and youngster of a few days.|
Then, the 'chip chip' calls I was waiting for and a family group appeared but alas they never came down to the water to drink in 40 minutes! They stayed high up in the trees making photography challenging, to say the least. I achieved very little but here are a few shots of the younsters being fed....in silhouette!
|Juvenile male Crossbill (balearic)|
Further along the steep, winding road from Formentor is a well known migration hot spot...Casa Velles. However, changes had been made since our previous visits and all the fig and olive trees had been replaced by vines. The only birds we saw were Red Legged Partidges...
|Red Legged Partridge|
On a trip up the Tramuntana mountain range to Lluc we found more Flycatchers, Warblers and Tits...nothing unusual but a very pleasant spot in the moutains.
...and a VERY distant Black Vulture!
Throughout our stay Yellow Legged Gulls were common
but Audouins Gulls were most often seen on the beach at Puerto Pollensa...
Difficult to appreciate these are still one of the rarest gulls in the world...but now increasing in the Med.
Well, that's it for another year...all we have now are memories and a few photos as reminders...
|....Greenfinches ...they look brighter than our own but I am told it is due to the Mediterranean light!|
|...the constant 'zit-zit' call of the Zitting Cisticolas|
..but the one bird that will always remain in my holiday memory bank...the vivid BEE-EATER...what a bird!!