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Photos: Francisco J. Cazalla

 

 

In this section you will be informed of the latest interesting observations in the Strait of Gibraltar. If you need more detailed information or you want your observations to appear on our Website , send an email to: webmaster@grupoornitologicodelestrecho.org

 

 22/02/09 Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

Place: La Alcaidesa (La Linea). Observer: Alfonso González Carbonell. Comments: A male seen in a bank of vegetation on the golf course.

 

 13/02/09 Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

Place: Salt marshes of the river Palmones. Observers: Daniel González and Darío Delgado. Comments: Two birds were observed flying amongst the thickets of the El Torrejon park (El Rinconcillo).

 

 09/02/09 Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Place: La Línea de la Concepción. Observer: Jose Manuel Jimenez Coello. Comments: A first winter bird was bathing in a rainwater pool next to a group of Yellow legged and Lesser Black-backed Gulls next to the border with Gibraltar (Levante beach)

 06/02/09 Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Place: Tarifa. Observer: Javier Elorriaga. Comments: This first winter bird appeared very debilitated on the beach at Los Lances and was caught in order to be sent to a recuperation centre. Photo: Javier Elorriaga.

 

 

 04/02/09 Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Place: Jerez-Los Barrios Road A-381 (close to Barbate Marshes). Observers: Alvaro Bernal and Jose Manuel Vázquez. Comments: Alvaro and Jose Manuel, members of the forest protection group, found a very debilitated adult bird a large distance from the coast.

 

 

 

 26/01/09 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
Place: Tarifa. Observers: Javier Elorriaga and Blanca Perez. Comments: A confiding first winter bird on the beach at Los Lances. Photo: Javier Elorriaga.

 

 

 

 

 26/01/09 Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Place: Tarifa. Observers: Javier Elorriaga and Blanca Perez. Comments: A dead bird was found on the beach at Los Lances. Photo: Javier Elorriaga.

 

 24/01/09 Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Place: The West beach of La Linea (next to the border of Gibraltar). Observers: Javier Espinosa , Ricardo Campos, Francisco Delgado, David Cuenca and Darío Delgado. Comments: 68 Individuals, the majority adult, a mixed raft on the sea with Black-headed Gulls(Larus ridibundus) and Yellow-legged Gulls (Larus michahellis).

 

 

 

 

 24/01/09 Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)

Place: The West beach of La Linea (next to the border of Gibraltar). Observers: Javier Espinosa , Ricardo Campos, Francisco Delgado, David Cuenca and Darío Delgado. Comments: An adult and 2 first winter birds.

 

 24/01/09 Little Gull (Larus minutus)

Place: Tarifa. Observers: Javier Espinosa, Ricardo Campos, Francisco Delgado, David Cuenca and Darío Delgado. Comments: An adult flying over the town of Tarifa and a first winter bird on the beach of Los Lances.

 24/01/09 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Place: Tarifa Observers: Javier Espinosa, Ricardo Campos, Francisco Delgado, David Cuenca and Darío Delgado.Comments A first winter bird on the beach of Los Lances.

 

 23/01/09 Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Place: Tarifa. Observer: Javier Elorriaga. Comments: A group of 6 birds on the water next to the road that crosses from the town of Tarifa to the Isla of Tarifa

 

 23/01/09 Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

Place:Tarifa. Observer: Javier Elorriaga.Comments: This bird was on the
water with the 6 Kittiwakes. Photo: Javier Elorriaga.

 

 

 

 

 19/01/09 Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris)

Place :Marismas de Chapatal (Sanlucar de Barrameda).Observer: Richard Banham.Comments: In addition to this bird also present in the area were 1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), 2 Caspian Terns (Sterna caspia), 1 Great White Egret (Egretta alba) and around 300 Common Cranes (Grus grus) in flight.

 

 19/01/09 Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)

Place: Salinas de Bonanza (Sanlucar de Barrameda). Observer: Richard Banham. Comments: 2 Single birds present

 

 15/01/09 Magpie (Pica pica)

Place: La Janda (Mesa Mediana area). Observers: Gian Carlo Borda Silva (Ornitour SL). Comments: 2 Magpies present in the same area as an individual which was there in December 2007.More info...


 13/01/09 Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Place : Ecological Park ,El Pino (Los Barrios). Observers: Francisco J. Cazalla, Rocio Palomares and Gian Carlo Borda Silva (Ornitour SL) Comments: 5 Birds seen circling over the park.


 13/01/09 Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

Place : Junta de los Ríos (Genal and Guadiaro confluence ). Ringer : Richard Banham . Comments: A full grown winter plumaged male. Only 2 other birds of this species were ringed here in September 2006

 

 

 

 11/01/09 House Martin (Delichon urbicum)

Place : Río Guadalmansa. Observer:Richard Banham.Comments:A bird seen flying with a number of Crag Martins (Ptyonoprogne rupestris).

 

 10/01/09 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Place: Rio Palmones marsh. Observers:Francisco J. Cazalla, Ricardo Campos and David Cuenca. Comments: A species that winters at the salt marsh. Up to a total of 7 individuals could be seen simultaneously in the area.

 

 10/01/09 Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Place : Rio Palmones marsh . Observers:Francisco J. Cazalla, Ricardo Campos and David Cuenca.Comments: A single adult.In addition there were 5 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), 1 Caspian tern (Sterna caspia), 1 female Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) and 1 Short eared Owl (Asio flammeus).

 

 6/01/09 Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

Place : Rio Palmones marsh. Observer:Darío Delgado. Comments: The bird appeared in front of the observatory in the El Torrejón park (El Rinconcillo) ,feeding on the pasture.

 

Ganso del Nilo

 

 

 6/01/09 Short eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Place : Rio Palmones marsh . Observers: Ricardo Campos and Francisco J. Cazalla. Comments:The bird was seen flying over the marsh late afternoon.

 

 

Buho campestre

 

 6/01/09 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Place: Rio Palmones marsh. Observadores:Darío Delgado.Comments: A PVC
ring was read from a distance with a telescope. In addition to this marked individual , there were 3 other birds around the marshes.

 

Pescadora

 

 

 4/01/09 Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Place: Laguna del Taraje (Puerto Real). Observers:Ricardo Campos, Francisco J. Cazalla, Victor Cerón, Francisco Delgado, Ana Andreu and Darío Delgado. Comments: A flock of 62 geese were seen on the pastures by the laguna.

 

 4/01/09 Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Place: Laguna del Taraje (Puerto Real). Observers:Ricardo Campos, Francisco J. Cazalla, Victor Cerón, Francisco Delgado, Ana Andreu and Darío Delgado. Comments:A male bird with a group of Gadwall.

 

 4/01/09 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Place: Laguna del Taraje (Puerto Real). Observers:Ricardo Campos, Francisco J. Cazalla, Victor Cerón, Francisco Delgado, Ana Andreu and Darío Delgado.
Comments: A group of 14 birds flying over the reedbeds.

 

 29/12/08 Bonelli's eagle (Hieraetus fasciatus)

Place : La Janda. Observers:David Cuenca, Ricardo Campos, Victor Cerón and Darío Delgado.Comments: An immature bird flying over the cultivated areas between the villages of Benalup-Casas Viejas.

 

 29/12/08 Great White Egret (Egretta alba)

Place : La Janda (rice paddies). Observers:David Cuenca, Ricardo Campos, Victor Cerón and Darío Delgado. Comments: A total of 4 different birds were noted.

 

 29/12/08 Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

Place: La Janda (rice paddies). Observers:David Cuenca, Ricardo Campos, Victor Cerón and Darío Delgado.Comments: 3 Birds were found mixed in with a flock of Lapwing.

 

 29/12/08 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Place: Rio Barbate marsh. Observers:David Cuenca, Ricardo Campos, Victor Cerón and Darío Delgado.Comments: A PVC ring was read from a distance with a telescope.The bird had been ringed on 5/07/08 by Calais-UMICORE, in Northern France.

 

 

9/11/08 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

Place : La Janda. Observer: Ricardo Campos.Comments: A PVC ring was read from a distance with a telescope.The bird had been ringed on 10/06/08 in Schiermonnikoo, Holland.

 

Espátula

 

 

8/12/08 White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).

Place : La Janda. Observers: Ricardo Campos and Francisco J. Cazalla.Comments: This bird was ringed in June 2008 in Wilhelmshaven (Germany) and recovered dead next to a canal in La Janda.

 


 

 

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