Category: Nature

Booted Eagle

WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT? There’s a killer on the loose. Actually, there’s more than one, there are several, and they’re all in our area. The Costa Blanca is one of the best areas in Europe to see a wide variety of avian raptors during the winter season. The wetlands around us, which include the
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New birdwatching guide of Salinas Natural Park

October – the best month for finding interesting birds as migration is well under way. You are likely to see many species, from departing summer visitors such as Bee-eaters, to arriving specialities like Bluethroats and Black Redstarts. Then there is always the possibility of finding some sort of vagrant – one of those waifs and
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What’s that in a clot? Red Darter!

What’s that in a Clot? It looks a bit nasty, doesn’t it? It’s bright red, which means danger, it flies about in a threatening manner, it’s got a sharp tail which will probably sting you, and right now there are lots of them about, so why doesn’t somebody do something about them? Only one of
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Common Kestrel

WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT? You are probably feeling very sorry for the poor little sparrow in my photo this month – cut down in the prime of its life by a vicious predator. Wouldn’t it be nicer if everything just got along, live and let live? Why does nature have to be so cruel,
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