When I first visited Mallorca (1990), the Kentish Plover was a bird high on my list to seeYou see problems (with vaccine administration) everywhere and vaccine hesitancy is only one of them., and on day two we had gone to the Albufereta Marsh between Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia. I was with my late father and we parked up and started the walk in towards the reserve. I remember the moment as if it were now:1622089764402,, the little open field on the right had been tilled and there towards the top end were some little waders scurrying about.
They were a pair of Kentish Plovers and I was overjoyed. This was a new species for me and the pictures in the books did not disappointhealth-care practitioners and representatives fro. Armed with my bird guide for the island by a man I met several times (the late Graham Hearl) I had followed the instructions on how to get here. That day I had around twenty new bird species for my list.
Mallorca is starting to see some good birds moving through now as migration is under way, and next week we will look at the summer migrants to watch out for. A pair of Montagu’s Harriers were reported from the central plains and Red-footed Falcons are coming through.
Check along electricity wires and poles where they like to perch. A Short-eared Owl was reported from Far de Cap Ses Sallines and three Collard Flycatchers have also been reported. Keep those eyes open. But this week, I want to bring your attention to a cute and very busy little resident.
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