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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Mallorca - Day 2 - 29th April 2014

After a good nights kip on the car park verge, we soon entered the S'albufera nature reserve and birded up until midday where bird activity had slowed down.
A quick trip to the very scenic Cap des Formentor was had before finally re-locating ourselves on the western side of the S'albufera reserve (Cami des Polls) where we enjoyed cracking views of Black-winged Stilts, as well as a whole host of other wetland species. A fantastic end to this very short, but highly successful trip.
The night was spent on the comfy floor in the airport!

S'albufera - dawn til midday
Moustached Warbler - 1
Great Reed Warbler - 5
Spotted Redshank - 1
Osprey - 1
Pallid Swift - 2
Red-knobbed Coot - 2 (incl. 1 with neck collar)
Night Heron - 10
Bee-eater - 10
ELEONORA'S FALCON - 1 pale morph
Serin - 5

Cap des Formentor
Cory's Shearwater - 15 - surprisingly good views were had at this very high location as birds were fishing beneath us.
Hoopoe - 1 (our only one of the trip)
Red-legged Partridge - 2

Cami des Polls - S'albufera 
Squacco Heron - 15
Cuckoo - 1 rufous individual
Spotted Redshank - 1 s/p
Eleonora's Falcon - 3 pale morphs catching insects on the wing
Stone Curlew - 1
Purple Heron - 2

 Black-winged Stilts at S'albufera
 Squacco Heron at S'albufera
 Purple Heron at S'albufera
 pale morph Eleonora's Falcon over S'albufera
 Zitting Cisticola at S'albufera - plenty of these zitting about
 Sardinian Warbler at S'albufera
Serin at S'albufera

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