Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Menorca, August 2018

My wife, Jan's birthday was the excuse for a family holiday in Menorca, Spain. Our holiday coincided with a heatwave throughout Iberia. With temperatures of 36 + even the 1/2 mile walk to the beach was an effort. The 30 yard walk to the pool was more realistic and with the opportunity of playing with my Grandchildren that was the preferred option most of the time, it was also great fun, for a short time anyway. So little opportunity for serious Birding but various birds were seen. A pair of Egyptian Vultures, a Booted Eagle, Red Kite were seen over the rocky outcrops  overlooking the hotel and several Audouins Gulls were seen patrolling the beach. It was also good to see Turtle doves and Spotted Flycatchers in good numbers, two birds now rarely seen in North Warwickshire.

Audouin's Gulls

Audouin's Gull

Mediterranean Spotted Flycatcher

Turtle Dove

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